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In 2015, the Law Council of Australia (LCA) found that women made up 61 per cent of recently admitted solicitors yet continue to be under-represented in senior positions. These statistics are supported by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s findings (2017) in relation to equality in the legal services industry generally. That is, while nearly 70 per cent of those employed in the legal services industry were female, they held fewer than 6 per cent of the industry’s CEO positions.
For almost half a century, Tasmanian Women Lawyers has supported women in the legal profession. Over the years, the Association has continued with vigour in its mission to:
- Promote opportunities for its members, and TWL friends, to meet up in a supportive environment.
- Facilitate a common meeting ground for women lawyers to network and exchange information and experiences, to encourage one another, and to mentor more junior members.
- Foster the continuing education and development of women lawyers in all matters of legal interest, and encourages the entry of women into the legal profession and their advancement within the profession.
- Actively champions improvements in the structure of the legal profession and in the law in general, particularly as it affects women.
- Recognise and promote women in leadership in all aspects of the profession, and help to enable women lawyers to achieve their full professional potential.
Tasmanian Women Lawyers is managed by a committee appointed yearly at the Annual General Meeting. Details of our current committee, and how to contact them, can be found below.
Tasmanian Women Lawyers always welcomes new members, friends and committee members* (*nominations considered at the AGM), and looks forward to meeting you at one of its networking or educational events.