Research shows female lawyers greatly under-represented in New Zealand’s highest courts

Research funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, and carried out by the New Zealand Bar Association, has shown that female lawyers are greatly under-represented in appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

The results of the research have been included in a report, which has been released today. The report’s co-authors, NZ Bar Association Council members Jenny Cooper QC and Gretta Schumacher, say although they expected to find disparity, the results were worse than they had anticipated.

Click here to listen to Jenny Cooper QC on Radio NZ Morning Report.

Click here to read the media release.

Click here to read the report.

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