IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.8, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Where are all the women? Global themes and trends of the LPRU International Attrition and Re-engagement Study

Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C4.8, Convention Centre, Level 4


Women Lawyers' Committee (Lead)
Law Firm Management Committee


Research shows that there are significant gaps in diversity in more senior roles in the legal profession. Although women are graduating with law degrees and entering legal careers at higher rates than men, significantly fewer women continue into senior positions within the legal profession. The IBA’s Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) has undertaken an international research study to address diversity within the legal profession.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Katherine Eastman SC New Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Caroline Kirton KC Dever's List, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Patricia Menendez Cambo PMC Capital Partners, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Senior Vice Chair, Women Lawyers' Committee
Olufunmi Oluyede TRLPLAW Solicitors, Lagos, Nigeria; LPD Council Member, LPD Council
Alexander Schwarz Gleiss Lutz, Düsseldorf, Germany; Co-Chair, European Regional Forum
Carolina Zang Zang Bergel & Viñes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chair, Law Firm Management - Talent and Leadership Subcommittee