Australian Women Lawyers is the peak body for women lawyers associations throughout Australia.

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

AWL has long campaigned against sexual harassment in the legal profession. AWL has issued a media release on this issue, following the release of a statement on this issue by the High Court of Australia.

A copy of this media release can be found here: AWL Media Release – Sexual Harassment

A copy of AWL’s Seven Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession can be found here: Seven Strategies for addressing Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession AWL 9 July 2019

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AWL is primarily concerned with issues relating to practice and advancement of women in the legal profession.

AWL also works to eliminate both direct and indirect discrimination against women in the legal system and the administration of justice, so that the legal system is more responsive to women’s needs.

Objects of Australian Women Lawyers

The objects of AWL are to:

  • ¬†achieve justice and equality for all women
  • further understanding and support for the legal rights of all women
  • identify, highlight and eradicate discrimination against women inherent in the legal system and in the community generally
  • advance equality for women in the legal profession
  • create and enhance awareness of women’s contribution to the practice and development of law
  • provide a professional and social network for women lawyers.
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AWL Strategic and Business Plan 2019-2024.

AWL has recently updated its Strategic Plan. You can read more about AWL’s priorities until 2024 by clicking on the link below.