According to this article by Felicity Nelson which appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 19 November 2015, NSW Bar Association president Jane Needham SC has signed off with a call for the council to continue to “fight the good fight” on behalf of its members and the public. After four years in executive and 18 months in the top job, Ms Needham leaves the council with significant achievements under her belt. Among other achievements, during Ms Needham’s presidency, the Bar turned its attention squarely to issues of equality and diversity and several concrete changes were made. In 2014 the Bar approved best practice guidelines, which included bullying and harassment. The Bar also implemented a childcare program for members and prompted the courts to acknowledge family carer responsibilities when scheduling extended sitting hours.