Legal services sector: Good progress on LGBT+…
A landmark survey into the experiences of LGBT+ lawyers and LGBT+ equality in the profession conducted by the Law Society of England and Wales has identified significant progress, but more is needed.
The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched a new research project dedicated to bridging the generation gap. The project, headed by the IBA’s Young Lawyers’ Committee and Legal Policy & Research Unit, aims to connect young legal professionals and older, more established lawyers.
A survey has been launched, which asks about the priorities and concerns of young lawyers all over the world. It will also look at the factors that motivate young lawyers to move workplaces, impacts on career progression, and the effect of technology in their workplace.
Other issues that the survey seeks to highlight include workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and mental health. This is part of IBA’s commitment to addressing these issues in the legal profession. Lawyers participating in the survey are also able to share their experiences of the current COVID-19 crisis.
IBA President, Horacio Bernardes Neto, said: “The data gathered by this survey will give us a greater understanding of how, as a profession, we can drive forward positive change.”
We encourage junior lawyers who are eligible to participate in the survey.
The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and takes 15 minutes to complete. It is open to all legal professional under the age of 40 and is completely anonymous.