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Diversity and Equality Charter

The Law Society has adopted a Diversity and Equality Charter

 

The Tasmanian legal profession is committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion consistent with the principles of justice, integrity, equity and the pursuit of excellence upon which the profession is founded.

We recognise that diversity benefits the legal profession and the community as a whole.

Accordingly, the Tasmanian legal profession and its members:

  • 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
  • promote and support a strong and fair legal profession comprising, accommodating, encouraging and respecting a diverse range of individuals and views

Adopted by the Law Society of Tasmania 22 June 2015

Adopted by the Tasmanian Bar 14 May 2015

Diversity and Equality Charter