Australian Women Lawyers congratulates the Law Society of South Australia members for voting to support moves to provide greater equity. In an Australian first, the Law Society of South Australia’s Annual General Meeting on 26 October 2015 voted to have equal representation of the metropolitan members of its Council. Members voted overwhelmingly for changes to Executive; a second Vice-President position has been created and one of the Vice-Presidents must be a woman. A further two positions on the eight-person Executive must also now be filled by each gender.
More information about the Law Society of South Australia’s initiatives to promote gender equity can be found on that Law Society’s Gender Equity webpage: http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/LSSA/About/lssa/Lawyers/Gender_Equity/LSSA_GE.aspx