More women to become barristers in SA

first_imgThe Courts Administration Authority has been given an exemption from equal opportunity legislation to run a program aimed at increasing the number of women barristers in South Australia.The Step Up To The Bar program has been told by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal it can advertise exclusively to women over the next three years.The annual program will give an experienced female legal practitioner exposure to complex Supreme Court cases before she seeks admission to the independent bar of SA.Chief Justice Chris Kourakis said he hoped the program could be among many steps taken to overcome a gender imbalance at the highest levels of the state’s legal profession.He said a growing pool of female barristers should lead to more women seeking to become senior counsel and judges. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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