Members are reminded that the deadline for the submission of annual reports to the Law Council of Australia under the Equitable Briefing Policy is 30 September 2019. The reporting requirement applies to entities and individuals who have adopted the Law Council of Australia’s Model Equitable Briefing Policy. The reports are confidential. A barrister’s report should address the following, by reference to gender:
- The number of barristers briefed as their junior or as their leader during the year
- The number of barristers who were briefed as junior barristers as a result of a recommendation by senior barristers* (if known)
- The number of barristers who were briefed as senior barristers as a result of recommendations by junior barristers (if known); and
The number of barristers recommended to briefing entities in new matters.
The policy defines senior barristers are barristers of 10 or more years standing at the independent bar, or who are Queen’s Counsel or Senior Counsel.
For more information, please visit Law Council’s website here.