This article by Lara Bullock which appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 22 February 2016 suggests that if the legal industry wants to achieve true diversity, it must stop asking questions that assume gender roles.
Diversity continues to be a hot-button issue in the legal profession – even as female lawyers dominate the lower ranks of firms, they remain under-represented at partner level and at the bar. As the profession becomes more aware of the importance of a diverse workforce, what needs to change to achieve greater inclusivity,
Lawyers Weekly and DLA Piper teamed up with some high-profile members of the profession to look deeply into diversity issues, including parental leave, business pressures and extending diversity beyond gender.
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