Statistically, more than 60% of law graduates entering the Australian workforce are female. So where are all the female lawyers? It is beyond surmise that women face serious impediments when attempting to enter and remain in legal practice, specifically in the criminal and commercial law sectors. Deep seated bias, prejudice and male chauvinism have contributed significantly to the perennial dearth of female lawyers. Until the legal fraternity addresses and tackles this untenable taboo, this long and unjustified vacuum will continue interminably to the detriment of the legal profession. Consequently, the importance of the role and contribution of female lawyers will continue to remain invisible, that is, ignored, trivialised and unrewarded.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Judicial Administration|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|