16 Feb 2018

Lid lifted on sexist culture within law profession

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 16 February 2018

Senior women lawyers say revelations about mistreatment of young female law interns in one of the country's top law firms has lifted the lid on a serious broader cultural issue within the profession. Several Victoria University law students on summer clerkships at the firm Russell McVeagh reported being sexually assaulted by two lawyers two years ago at social functions. It's prompted calls for the Law Society to immediately institute a sexual harassment policy, and appoint a sexual harassment officer. Kathryn talks with Wellington barrister Wendy Aldred, former convenor of the Wellington Women Lawyers' Committee and member of the Law Society's women in law committee.