Coleman Greig is thrilled to announce that the firm is a finalist for this year's Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, for Diversity Law Firm of the Year.
The Women in Law Awards is Australia's largest independent awards program for the leading women in the legal industry, celebrating the outstanding women shaping and influencing the legal industry.
Known as a leader in the area of diversity and flexible working arrangements, Coleman Greig continually raises the bar and looks for innovative ways to improve policies and programs for employees.
Warrick McLean, CEO, said that "At Coleman Greig we value the difference between people and the contribution these differences make to our business and as a firm, we actively manage diversity and find ways to utilise the differences that exist."
The firm is committed to promoting diversity and ensuring a physically and psychologically safe workplace for all staff, those with visible or invisible differences in areas such as disability, sex, age, ethnicity, religion and culture.
Elicha Reitsma, People and Capability Manager, said that "Our commitment to diversity includes our long-standing relationship with the Western Sydney University Law School and the employment of many 'first in family' lawyers from diverse ethnic backgrounds, reflecting our commitment to the Greater Western Sydney community."
Lawyer, Kirstie Barfoot has also been named as a finalist for the Women in Law Awards, Rising Star of the Year SME. Kirstie actively pursues learning and development opportunities and enjoys maintaining current knowledge of the latest legislative changes in family law.
Further, Principal Lawyer, Emma Macfarlane, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Western Sydney Women Awards in the category of 'Outstanding Western Sydney Woman in Leadership'. Emma is an inspiring professional who leads change and encourages women to realise their full potential. This award recognises excellence in the area of leadership in both the corporate world and within the community.
Coleman Greig would like to commend all finalists on their efforts in this space.