Women in law' as a term has come a long way, while early trailblazers lit the path, it is the modern workforce that has kept the flame burning and developing – pioneering innovations and bringing fresh perspective to a once male-dominated industry. In fact, according to URBIS' 2018 – National Profile of Solicitors, in 2016 the profession had, for the first time a balance of genders (50% female and 50% male) and 2018 saw a shift to 52% for the former, positioning males at 48%1.
“As talented and strong individuals we impact, disrupt, challenge and improve the law in equal standing with our male colleagues, the clear and unequivocal empowerment from our employers to be change makers in the face of the antiquated views of the old-industry, has seen significant legal advancements across a global scale” – Kristan Conlon shared.
2018 celebrated the 100-year milestone of women practicing law across the majority of Australian states, in response McCullough Robertson created the Year 101: Women In Law campaign – highlighting 101 women in the legal profession. Three years on from the program's inception, 80 incredible legal professionals have been profiled, with many more to come.
In the spirit of today, if you have a female legal industry colleague who has impacted your career, please submit their details via the Year 101: Women in Law website. We will review and continue sharing additional inspirational stories with you.
Wherever you are celebrating today, from all of us at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, best wishes for International Women's Day.
1 Law Society, 2018 – https://www.lawsociety.com.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/2018%20National%20Profile%20of%20Solicitors.pdf
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