26 Mar 2018

Lawyers survey points to endemic abuse by judges

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 26 March 2018

A survey has found almost all criminal lawyers have suffered bullying or harassment on the job and for the most part judges are the worst offenders. The survey by the Criminal Bar association found 90 percent of criminal lawyers reported having experienced abuse. Types of abuse include shouting, insults and threats, and nearly one in three had experienced unwelcome sexual attention. In nearly 65 percent of cases, the person doing the harassing or bullying was a judge. The Law Society's Auckland President Kathryn Beck joins us to discuss.