Sexual harassment in the legal profession is longstanding and has proved an intractable problem in its incidence, reporting and effects. Nearly half of all female lawyers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific report being sexaully harassed at work.
According to Sisters Inside CEO Debbie Kilroy OAM, it is “beyond outrageous” that more than 400 Aboriginal people have died in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) report was tabled on 15 April 1991.
We are now relying on phone and videoconferencing facilities. It might seem easy enough to simply subscribe to an online videoconferencing provider – but have you considered the need for staff training to highlight security features and concerns of your chosen videoconferencing platform?
As we all struggle to adapt to our new, post-COVID-19 environment, it will be interesting how businesses adapt to evolve to not only survive in this brave new world. The legal industry is no different.