The Sabah Law Society promotes diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal profession, in particular by developing and progressing initiatives to ensure equality of opportunity for all members of the legal profession, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Women make up more than 50 per cent of the legal profession and have made significant advances in all areas of practice. However, impediments still remain to the retention and career progression of women in the profession.
The Charter for the Advancement of Women is designed to promote and support strategies to retain women from all backgrounds, including women with disability, in the profession over the course of their careers, and encourage and promote their career progression into leadership and management positions.
The Charter aims to achieve this by assisting the legal profession to develop cultures which promote diversity and inclusion, prevent sexual harassment and bullying, and impact positively on all practitioners in their place of work, resulting in better business outcomes for the legal profession and the community as a whole.
In support of this initiative, the signatories to this Charter commit to:
The Charter and Charter Guidelines:
The following documents to help practitioners, supervisors and practices when considering and implementing flexible work arrangements are also available:
Law Firms can sign up at: