Us Too? Update: how is the legal profession responding to bullying and sexual harassment?

Us Too? update: how is the legal profession responding to bullying and sexual harassment?

A webinar presented by the IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit and supporting partners

DATE 10 June 2020

In May 2019, the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit published a landmark report, Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession. Drawing on a global survey of 7,000 legal professionals from across 135 countries, the report highlighted chronic levels of inappropriate behaviour in legal workplaces, significant under-reporting of incidents and insufficient action from employers and other stakeholders.

A year on, is progress being made? What are legal workplaces, regulators and representative bodies doing to improve professional culture and better respond to misconduct? What needs to be done? And what does Covid-19 mean for efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the profession?

Report author Kieran Pender will share insights from the IBA’s unprecedented Us Too? campaign, which included events in over 30 cities across six continents alongside engagement with more than 100 law firms and dozens of other stakeholders. A panel will then reflect on developments of the past 12 months and what we might expect in the years ahead.

Kieran Pender
Senior Legal Advisor, Legal Policy & Research Unit, International Bar Association, London

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Horacio Bernardes Neto
President, International Bar Association; Partner, Motta Fernandes Advogados, São Paulo

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Sara Carnegie
Director of Legal Projects, International Bar Association, London

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Pauline Wright
President, Law Council of Australia; Partner, P J Donnellan & Co, Gosford

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Sarah Gregory
Inclusion & Diversity Partner, Baker McKenzie, London

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Jeroen Ouwehand
Global Senior Partner, Clifford Chance, Amsterdam

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Bárbara V. Ramperti
Partner, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

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Gregory Vijayendran SC
President, Law Society of Singapore; Partner, Rajah & Tann, Singapore

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Dee Sekar
Diversity & Inclusion Director, Chambers and Partners, London

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