High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel delivered the keynote address ‘Yesterday, today and tomorrow - a trend towards equality?’ at the Australian Women Lawyers’ Conference in Brisbane.
Speaking about the progress in achieving gender equality in the legal profession Chief Justice Kiefel said:
‘Women lawyers are present in even greater numbers; they are taking leadership positions; they are succeeding and are in positions of authority. There are some areas, including at the highest levels, where women may not be being afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts. And the reality is that family life for some will delay or render more difficult promotion or success. But generally much has been achieved towards equality in the legal profession.’