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Law Council of Australia

Policy Agenda

Diversity and Equality Charter

Diverse and inclusive legal workplaces help to build a strong and respected legal profession. A major step towards this goal has been the development of a Diversity and Equality Charter, which organisations now have the opportunity to adopt.

This Charter is a statement of principles to acknowledge publicly a commitment to diversity and equality by the Australian legal profession. It is based on the principles of justice, integrity, equity and the pursuit of excellence upon which this profession is founded.

The Charter was unanimously adopted by legal profession leaders at the Law Council of Australia’s National Attrition and Re-engagement Study Workshop in May 2015 and is a significant step for the legal profession in progressing the critical issue of diversity and equality.

The Charter is available for adoption by law societies, bar associations, law firms, chambers and other entities associated with the legal profession.

The Law Council has created a logo which can be used by those organisations who formally adopt the Charter to publicly acknowledge their commitment to its principles.

Your organisation can adopt the Diversity and Equality Charter by emailing with your:


For any inquiries about the Diversity and Equality Charter, please email Akhila Sambhara -

Organisations that have adopted the Charter:

Sole practitioners who have adopted the Charter:



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