Equitable briefing report due 30 September


A reminder to all barristers who have adopted the Equitable Briefing Policy that you are required to submit your FY20 report to the Law Council of Australia by 30 September 2020.

To submit your FY20 Report, follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete a “BARRISTER WORKSHEET” in the form on page 10 of the Law Council’s Reporting Template and Guidelines for the matters you worked on in the 2019-20 financial year;

  2. Use that worksheet to complete a “REPORT” in the form also on page 10 of the Reporting Template and Guidelines, to record the total female and male barristers, senior and junior to you, who you worked with and/or recommended in matters you worked on in FY20.

  3. Enter the data from your report at https://lawcouncil.typeform.com/to/A51uUmhB

This year the Law Council has issued helpful clarification on reporting requirements, including how a barrister’s seniority is defined for the purposes of the Equitable Briefing Policy, and how to indicate whether a barrister has been briefed as a mediator.

This updated Reporting Template and Guidelines is available here.

If you have any questions about your reporting obligations under the Equitable Briefing Policy or about the policy generally, please contact at first instance the Association’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Elizabeth Pearson, via epearson@nswbar.asn.au .

Further information about the Equitable Briefing Policy is also available on the Association’s website

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