Diversity in the Legal Profession Network - Growing & Measuring Cultural Diversity in the Legal Sector

Date: Wednesday 5 Dec 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm AEDT Time

Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & via teleconference

Bookings close: 04 Dec 2018

DCA’s next Diversity in the Legal Profession Network event looks at cultural diversity and the legal profession.

Law firms in Australia are increasingly focusing on the need for greater cultural diversity, particularly at the partner and senior leadership level. Last year, eleven large firms signed a cultural diversity commitment to gather data and share ideas on how to increase diversity in leadership roles, and this year many are implementing cultural diversity surveys to establish a baseline to measure future progress.

At DCA’s next Diversity in the Legal Profession Network, our guest speakers will share their rationale for tracking cultural diversity data at partner and senior leadership levels and what other strategies they have underway or planned to better leverage culturally diverse talent.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Gough, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Tuanh Nguyen, Director (Legal), PwC Australia, and Immediate Past President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • Andrew Pike, Regional Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mariam Veiszadeh, Lawyer and Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and soon to be DCA Members and Advisory Director (from Jan 2019)

Register to attend in person in SYDNEY    Register to attend in person in MELBOURNE    

Register to attend in person in PERTH     Register to join online/by phone


This event will run simultaneously in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth and be connected via teleconference.  Participants can also join from their own location via phone or on-line.

Sydney: Gilbert + Tobin, L35, Tower 2, Inter'l Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, Sydney

Melbourne: Gilbert + Tobin, L22, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

Perth: Gilbert + Tobin, Level 16, Brookfield Place Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Teleconference: Join via phone or online

Who should attend

Diversity in the Legal Profession events are primarily designed for legal practitioners however are open to all DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


The venues are  wheelchair accessible and live-captioning can be accessed via your smart phone, tablet or computer. If you require an Auslan interpreter you must RSVP with this requirement when registering at least 10 working days prior to the event so that we can secure this in-demand service for you.

A recording and transcript will be made available via the DCA website after the event.

If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on admin@dca.org.au