The Australian’s Legal Week – focussing on women in the law

6 November 2017

News

Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s special ‘Legal Week’ feature this month. Legal Week kicked off on Monday 16 October, with a focus on the future of law and in particular, the changing role of women in the law.

On Tuesday 17 October an article ‘Long lunches no longer the norm in cementing legal relationship’ was published, featuring comments from Thomson Geer Partner and Chair, Loretta Reynolds:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/chris-merritt-prejudice/long-lunches-no-longer-the-norm-in-cementing-legal-relationship/news-story/175004b69118f00dd3caefeb3528b2a3?csp=6f39adf3a994166147678063a1105077

Loretta participated in a pre-recorded roundtable discussion with several other high profile women in the legal sector.  The discussion centred on the future of law, especially the changing role of women in the law. The video of this roundtable discussion was published by The Australian on Friday 20 October, together with an accompanying article in both print and online.  Link to the article and video:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/the-future-is-here-diverse-flexible-and-automated/news-story/90b80db4d43babba930cc94575dfbc7c

A key element of Legal Week is the publication of a supplementary magazine called ‘Legal Review’, which was published Friday 27 October.  One of our rising stars, Special Counsel Lucinda Girdlestone, was one of five female lawyers featured in a lengthy editorial called ‘The Next Generation‘, focussing on the women who are on track to partnership in their respective firms.  Loretta also provided comments in this article, a link to which is here: http://enews.smedia.com.au/theaustralian/default.aspx?publication=NCAUSLR

Congratulations to both Loretta and Lucinda for speaking about their own experiences, and articulating so well, the way in which our firm is addressing the changing role of women in the law.