July 28 Webinar: Tackling Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
The Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law (TWLL) program will host the third webinar in its series focused on the evolving circumstances due to COVID-19 on July 28. The series, which began in May, explores the practical methods to advance gender equality and helps organizations support necessary cultural change. The series also examines the future of the legal industry and the impact on the buy side/sell side.
The July 28 webinar focuses on the topic of tackling bullying and sexual harassment, with panelists discussing what happens when we return to office life. The webinar will review findings from Us Too? – Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession, a 2019 report published by the International Bar Association (IBA).
The report draws on a global survey of 7,000 legal professionals from 135 countries to highlight chronic levels of inappropriate behavior in legal workplaces. Last year, the IBA shared report findings at events in 30 cities across six continents, and met with hundreds of law firms, bars, regulators and in-house legal teams. Report author Kieran Pender, IBA’s senior legal advisor for its Legal Policy & Research Unit, will serve as moderator for the webinar. He will share insights and lead a discussion about best practices for achieving positive change.
- Dee Sekar, director of Diversity & Inclusion, Chambers and Partners
- Annalisa Reale, partner, Chiomenti
- Tiernan Brady, global director of Diversity and Inclusion, Clifford Chance
Register for the one-hour webinar, which will be July 28, at 11 a.m. BST (10 a.m. GMT, 5 a.m. ET). The webinar will also be available on-demand after the event.
The final webinar in the series will be on Sept. 29. The topic is “The new future of legal practice: What’s the outlook for legal professionals?”
Download the latest TWLL annual report here. Also, listen to a recent podcast with Lucinda Case, head of Legal Professionals, Europe, Thomson Reuters, on how the current environment is changing the conversation around ways organizations can promote gender equality, and how the COVID-19 crisis has helped reveal the benefits of more inclusive recruiting and hiring practices.