Law Council launches policy statement on Indigenous lawyers


The Law Council today released its Policy Statement on Indigenous Australians and the Legal Profession, aimed at addressing Indigenous disadvantage and promoting Indigenous participation in the study and practice of law. Launching the policy statement in Darwin today, Law Council President Glenn Ferguson committed to working with Indigenous associations, Australian law schools, law practices and the state and territory law societies and bar associations to develop pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into legal practice.

"This is the first policy statement of its kind for the entire legal profession. It recognises that all Australian lawyers can play a part in addressing Indigenous disadvantage," Mr Ferguson said.

**15 February 2009 **

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