Report on a scoping study for an attrition study of Victorian lawyers

Charlesworth, S and Campbell, I 2010, Report on a scoping study for an attrition study of Victorian lawyers, Victorian Law Foundation, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Report on a scoping study for an attrition study of Victorian lawyers
Author(s) Charlesworth, S
Campbell, I
Year of publication 2010
Publisher Victorian Law Foundation
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary Internationally there have been several studies of attrition of lawyers, whether attrition from individual law firms, from all law firms, or from legal practice and the profession altogether. In Australia, however, there has been little work to date on this issue. Many of the international studies have focused explicitly on attrition of women lawyers, such as the studies for the Law Society in the UK (Siems 2004; Duff and Webley 2007) and the National Association of Women Lawyers' study of retention and promotion in the US (National Association of Women Lawyers 2007). A US study on Massachusetts law firms also focused on women lawyers but collected comparative data on men solicitors (Harrington and Hsi 2007). According to this study, long work hours, workload pressures and difficulty balancing work and family were important reasons for leaving law firm practice for both men and women, although work/family reasons were more important for women.
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