National Action Plan to Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Australian Legal Profession
23 December 2020
Eliminating sexual harassment in the legal profession is part of the Law Council’s long-running commitment to inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. Sexual harassment is unacceptable in the legal profession and the Law Council and its Constituent Bodies are committed to its elimination.
The National Action Plan to Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Australian legal profession (NAP) brings together the determination of the Law Council’s state and territory Constituent Bodies to address sexual harassment in the legal profession across the nation.
This NAP is designed to map a path forward that addresses the regulatory and cultural change factors necessary to facilitate better experiences for legal professionals. It is important to note that this a living document, setting out a framework for change, the specifics of which will continue to evolve as each measure is developed. The NAP includes specific law reform proposals as policy positions of the Law Council. It also includes measures to be implemented within the legal profession to drive cultural change.