Cultural diversity and the bamboo ceiling

Event Date: 
17 November 2017
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace

The themes of social inclusion, diversity and cultural competence are important for lawyers. Around half of all Australians were born overseas or had at least one parent born overseas. Western Australia enjoys geographic benefits such as a shared time zone with major international commercial and dispute resolution hubs in Asia including Singapore and Hong Kong, and has a culturally and linguistically varied legal profession. Through mentoring, networking and peer support, the legal profession has the potential to better reflect the diversity of Australia. Asian cultural diversity is an emerging issue for Australian society, and for the legal profession. Larger law firms have few partners of Asian ethnicity, and there has never been a person of Asian ethnicity appointed a judge of any Australian court.

Join senior figures in the profession after the presentation for morning tea, networking, and to consider the phenomenon of the ‘bamboo ceiling’.

Presented in association with the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

The Law Society of Western Australia
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