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Law Council of Australia


The Call for Change – Law, Culture, Diversity, Voice

Speech delivered by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President, Law Council of Australia at the Law Society of Western Australia’s Law Week Breakfast, Perth, 19 May 2021.

"Consistent with one of the purposes of Law Week, it is important to reflect upon the fact that our community looks to our profession as upholders of the public good and as members of an important and trusted profession.

Integrity in all dealings – whether in law firms, in Courts, in Chambers and with clients – is of utmost importance.

Conversely, if a lawyer represents their clients with distinction and great fidelity to the letter of our law, but perpetrates or excuses sexual harassment, bullying or intimidation, then, every element of that lawyer's practice is undermined. Indeed, the law is undermined."

You can read the full speech below.


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