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Meet and Greet - Introducing the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy




Law Society of Tasmania


Law Society of Tasmania

28 Murray Street Hobart, TAS


Meet and Greet Event - Introducing Female Practitioners at the Tasmanian Bar and the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy



Note: Whilst this is a free event, we ask that you please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday 16 November


Purpose of the Event

On July 27, 2016, the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania adopted a Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy. This follows the adoption by the Law Council of Australia (LCA) of a National Model Equitable Briefing Policy. The aim of the Policies is to improve the briefing of women barristers.

The EEO Committee, in conjunction with the Law Society, will be working to promote the Policy and encourage its implementation in Tasmania. To achieve this, the EEO Committee will consult with the Tasmanian Bar and the wider legal profession. 

As a first step towards promoting the Policy, the EEO Committee, with the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association and Tasmanian Bar, is co-hosting a Meet and Greet event at the Law Society in Hobart. At the same time, this event will provide the opportunity to showcase a number of the women barristers practicing in Tasmania (bios below).

Article, Law Letter, Winter 2016

Barrister Bios


Guest Speaker

Fiona McLeod SC


We welcome Fiona McLeod SC, Law Council of Australia President-Elect, as guest speaker at this event.  Fiona McLeod is Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar practising in the areas of human rights, commercial, common law and administrative law and Royal Commissions of Inquiry. Described as an 'Outstanding Advocate and Leader of the Profession' (The Advocate Award) and one of Melbourne's most "influential, inspirational, provocative and creative individuals" (The Age), Fiona has been recognised for her clear legal advice, advocacy and strategic thinking in commercial and public law matters.


With thanks to our co-hosts for this event:




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