According to this article by Lara Bullock which appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 1 December 2015, the Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court has recently spoken about the importance of remembering how far the legal profession has come rather than just focus on the negatives. Chief Justice Tom Bathurst spoke at the NSW Bar Association’s Tipping The Scales event, celebrating equality and diversity alongside fellow speakers Jane Needham SC and former Chief of Army David Morrison. “In 1982 there were hopeful predictions from Justice [Jane] Mathews, as she then was, that the image of the law as a male-dominated profession could not last much beyond the 1980s,” Justice Bathurst said. “It is somewhat depressing and frustrating that such prediction is yet to come through in 2015.” However, Justice Bathurst said it’s important to remember that the legal profession now is very different from what it was at the time.
To read the article, go to http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/17604-don-t-just-focus-on-negative-regarding-diversity,utm_source=lawyersweekly&utm_campaign=lawyersweekly_Bulletin30_11_2015&utm_medium=email