The Law Society’s Equality online resource hub is an initiative of the Gender Equity Working Group (GEWG). The GEWG was a Working Group of the Council in 2015 and 2016.

A report commissioned by the Law Society of South Australia has provided an unprecedented insight into the South Australian legal profession.  The report is available here.  The Society is grateful to have received the Chief Justice’s approval to include the survey as part of the renewal process.  

Practitioner Support


The Law Society of South Australia provides a number of services to assist members to reduce the pressures of practice and improve their health and well-being. 

More information about these services is available here

Diversity and Equality Charter


On 2 June 2015, the Law Society adopted the Law Council's Diversity and Equality Charter. 


Key Contacts


Flexible work practices


The Law Council has developed a raft of resources, policies and guidelines relating to flexible work practices which can be accessed here .   For other resources regarding flexible work practices, click here.

NARS Study


The National Attrition and Re-engagement Study (NARS) was commissioned by the Law Council of Australia in 2013.  Almost 4000 practitioners from across Australia were surveyed about their experiences and challenges in the legal profession.  

Women at the Bar

Step Up to the Bar Program
Silk's Commitment 
Women Barrister Search



Returning to Work


The Law Society has developed a training session to assist practitioners who have been on extended leave (e.g. parental, carers or sick leave) to return to work.  The sessions will cover changes to legislation, professional obligations, and insurance and practising certificate requirements.   The first session was held on 26 May 2016. Another is being planned for delivery in 2018. 

Gender Equity Working Group

The Law Society established a Gender Equity Working Group in 2014. The Group made recommendations to Council on matters relating to gender equity, which resulted in a number of initiatives, such as those reported on the Gender Equity webpage.


LGBTI+ Friendly Workplaces

The Law Council has developed a helpful resource on how to make your workplace LGBTI+ friendly.

Bullying and Harassment in the workplace


The Law Council provides a number of resources from the Law Council’s Constituent Bodies to assist legal practices in developing workplace practices and policies to effectively educate employees, and respond to complaints regarding workplace bullying and harassment.

Women Lawyers' Mentoring Program

The program seeks to unite female lawyers seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners (male or female) willing to commit time and energy to the professional development of a female lawyer in the early stages of her career.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Law Society supports equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  As community leaders and advocates for justice and equality, lawyers are well placed to advance the cause for equity and set an example for the community and employment sector.

A business case for gender equity

The Society believes that as well as being a matter of equality and freedom from discrimination, there is a strong business case for gender equity. Studies have shown that businesses that have strong female representation in senior levels achieve higher levels of productivity, profitability, and talent retention, as well as minimising liability and enhancing the reputations of the business read the Federal Government's business case for gender equality.