Camatta Lempens has signed up to the Equitable Briefing Policy, a Law Council of Australia initiative.
The Equitable Briefing Policy is part of the Diversity and Equality Charter. Camatta Lempens has been a signatory to this charter since 2018 and recognises that diversity benefits the legal profession and the community as a whole. Camatta Lempens works to ensure that, as part of the legal profession, we:
- treat all people with respect and dignity regardless of sex, sexuality, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or other arbitrary feature;
- create and foster equality through a supportive and understanding environment for all individuals to realise their maximum potential regardless of difference; and
- promote and support a strong and fair legal profession comprising, accommodating, encouraging and respecting a diverse range of individuals and views.
Camatta Lempens believes in gender equity and supports the Equitable Briefing Policy to bring about cultural and attitudinal change within the legal profession with respect to gender briefing practices.
Camatta Lempens has committed the Equitable Briefing Policy to brief or select women barristers with relevant seniority and expertise, experience or interest in the relevant practice area with the following targets:
- to brief or select senior women barristers accounting for at least 20% of all briefs and/ or 20% of the value of all brief fees paid to senior barristers;
- to brief or select junior women barristers accounting for at least 30% of all briefs and/ or 30% of the value of all brief fees paid to junior barristers; noting the need to adjust these targets to reflect local conditions.
Camatta Lempens will report on these targets to the Law Council each year and is committed to meeting and exceeding these targets.
Click to read more about the Equitable Briefing Policy on the Law Council of Australia website.