Invisible Women: Where Are All the Female Lawyers?

Errol Chua

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Judicial Administration
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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