How advocacy from lawyers will evolve post-pandemic

By Tasha Levy|12 June 2020
Pauline Wright

According to the president of the Law Council of Australia, Pauline Wright, COVID-19 has truly highlighted the need for change within the Australian legal sector, particularly, the importance of a federal charter of human rights.

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the president of the Law Council of Australia, Pauline, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the legal profession, which sectors have been affected most significantly, and what actions the Law Council has taken in response to the current crisis.


Pauline reflects on why Australian BigLaw firms haven’t been especially vocal about Indigenous access to justice in response to international unrest, what actions law firms should be taking to address these issues, and what to expect from the Law Council as we begin to emerge from the crisis.


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