I am part of a team working at my firm (Bates Wells) with the Law Society (the English equivalent of the ABA) on an international research project to support women lawyers round the world. Our project is striving to address one of the main issues faced by women globally, which is the lack of support mechanisms and/or organisations available to them within the legal sector. This research builds on previous international research carried out by the Law Society.
This current piece is a new step forward in understanding the varying options for support, which will lead to the drafting and publication of a practical toolkit for women in law all around the world. We hope the toolkit will set out steps on how to access and build on existing models of support, as well as how to establish these new types of groups. We strongly believe that more can be done to increase opportunities and experiences for women within the legal profession and our ambition is to help women develop the confidence and knowledge necessary to progress in their legal careers.
We are hoping you would be able to circulate our survey to your members and/or contacts. The survey will be used as a basis for our toolkit and any insights will contribute greatly to our understanding. The survey has 12 questions which take approximately 10 minutes to answer and all responses are confidential. The survey as available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/internationalwomeninlaw
We are also looking for case studies of groups and organisations that are already set up and modelling best practice and your organisation seems like a great example. If someone from your organisation was willing to have a quick phone call, we would appreciate this greatly.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me an email .
Public & Regulatory