Equality & Diversity

Mixed race and sex teamThe NZBA is committed to developing a referral bar that reflects the diversity of the legal profession and the wider community.  The Equitable Briefing Policy was designed with this in mind. 

The Attorney-General launched the Equitable Briefing Policy for the Bar at the NZBA Annual Conference in Wellington on 12 September 2009. The Policy is an initiative by the NZBA to assist in the equitable distribution of briefing to both male and female counsel.

Crown Law has endorsed the Policy. The Policy is attached below.

A copy of the joint statement by NZBA/Crown Law is available below.

The NZBA has also established a Equitable Briefing Sub-Committee. Click here for information on the Gender Equity Committee membership.

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