Lawyers Weekly have today published an article profiling the AWL’s views on the recent Equitable Briefing Policy report.
‘Despite commitments to equitable briefing and more briefs reportedly going to women, the value of briefs offered to women has fallen, contributing to the legal profession’s “already dismal gender pay gap”, argues Australian Women Lawyers.
The Equitable Briefing Policy Annual Report, released last week by the Law Council of Australia, revealed that female barristers still lag behind their male colleagues in the receipt and value of briefs.
The findings from what is the second year of such reporting were that of the 23,170 briefs reported, female barristers received only 5,739 (25 per cent) of said briefs. More troublingly, women received $85,285,520 in fees reported by briefing entities, or 17 per cent, compared to men who received 83 per cent.’
You can read a complete copy of the article HERE.