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The New Zealand Law Society is releasing its Gender Equality Charter to the legal profession today.
It’s the Law Society’s response to concern about a lack of progression of women lawyers into senior positions such as partners and directors of law firms, Queen’s Counsel as well as chief legal advisers or general counsel in business and government.
Current figures show that despite women making up over 50% of over 13,000 practising lawyers, they’re woefully underrepresented at the top.
In law firms with more than one practitioner women make up 61% of the employed lawyers but just 31% of partners and directors. In the biggest 14 New Zealand law firms, women make up just under 28% of partners.
Of Queen’s Counsel appointments since 1907, 273 have been men of whom 100 are still in practice. That’s in comparison to 34 who are women of whom 23 are still in practice.
Law Society President Kathryn Beck, says if legal workplaces are serious about balance and fairness for all lawyers, adopting the Gender Equality Charter can help achieve that.
“The Charter doesn’t weigh more towards women than men. It’s about making commitments to bring equity to your workplace. It’s about ensuring there is no discrimination, that all lawyers regardless of gender are given equal opportunities at work,” she says.
Some of the Gender Equality Charter commitments include:
Over 60% of law school graduates are now women.
The chair of the Law Society’s Women’s Advisory Panel, Chris Moore, says the Charter is for all of the legal profession from sole practitioners (including barristers), smaller law firms, barristers’ chambers, and large law firms to in-house legal teams.
“The Charter has been designed so that signatories can choose the best way to meet Charter commitments according to their needs. Alongside the Charter there are guidelines to assist signatories as well as free online tools and resources on the Law Society’s website,” he says.
Kathryn Beck says she expects the Gender Equality Charter to have an impact on the recruitment process for law graduates.
“If I were a graduate, I’d be looking for my first job somewhere that presents as a current, modern, fresh thinking and diverse workplace because that is what the next generation of lawyers wants. Being a signatory to the Charter will be a strong indication that you are that organisation,” she says
The Minister for Women is hosting the launch of the Gender Equality Charter in the Grand Hall at Parliament Buildings at 12:30pm today.
Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2018 – There has been a rise in the risk of identity theft concerning Social Security Administration (SSA) online accounts. This could be due to the fact that over 34 million people currently perform business with the SSA online. Because the agency no longer sends yearly benefit statements via mail, a MySSA account is the only means by which to acquire an estimate of future benefits.
Florida social security disability attorney David W. Magann says, “If you qualify for Social Security benefits or will in the near future, it would be to your advantage to create an online SSA account.”
In addition, MySSA provides a convenient way in which to handle mundane paperwork online, as well as the ability to update the address on file for the account, or begin or modify direct deposit of benefits. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported last year that the SSA receives over 50 percent of all retirement and disability benefit applications by way of the Internet.
This represents a significant increase from 10 years ago, when that number was considerably less. The change is due, in part, to a more extensive effort at modernizing the SSA. It also results from an attempt to deal with a growing demand for its services at a time when there have been dramatic Congressional reductions to its administrative budget.
However, in an era marked by hacking and identity theft, taking Social Security online also adds an element of risk. The SSA stores sensitive information about almost all Americans, including those who are alive and deceased. Such information includes medical and financial records. Among the risks associated with the shift to online Social Security accounts is increased chance of identity theft. Almost all Social Security benefits are disbursed through electronic means, and thieves can reroute electronic payments to their own accounts.
Last fall, the SSA counseled the public that the most effective method to prevent identity theft is to create an account to eliminate the risk of the creation of an account in a person’s name by someone else. The concern is that cyber thieves could claim accounts and file for benefits.
Albany, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2018 – California Trial Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that founder Ike M. Klaudi will be a featured speaker at the upcoming seminar — “Maximizing PI Settlements” — hosted by Jim Mathis and the PI Expert Institute on June 22-23, at the Hilton Double Tree in San Jose, California. The seminar is designed to provide attorneys with strategies and techniques for entering into successful settlement negotiations with insurance companies.
Ike’s practice focuses on personal injury, employment law, and contract disputes. He is a trial attorney with a well-earned reputation for being a dedicated advocate of the injured. Ike leverages his legal experience, knowledge of insurance evaluations, and negotiating skills to level the playing field against insurance companies so that his clients obtain the maximum compensation they deserve.
The PI Expert Institute provides an array of services and products to doctors and attorneys that are designed to help them become compliant with the multitude of software programs used by the insurance industry to determine treatment charges and the monetary value of personal injury cases. For more information about the upcoming seminar, please feel free to call the California Trial Law Group office.
About the Firm
Located in Albany, California Trial Law Group, PC (formerly Kaludi Insdorf Law Group, LLP) provides comprehensive legal services to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the state of California. Our practice areas include personal injury, employment law, and contract disputes. The attorneys at California Trial Law Group are in court often, and they know what it takes to protect your rights and interests, whether through mediation or trial.
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2018 – A Minnesota 911 dispatcher was killed by a drunk driver on her way to work. Her husband heard about her death on the police scanner at their home.
According to the police report, a local retired 72-year-old pastor was driving the wrong way on the highway when he hit the police dispatcher head-on. Police arriving on the scene allegedly noted alcohol on the pastor’s breath. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police indicate he may be charged with criminal vehicular homicide.
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