The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSBC) – the primary regulator of the legal profession in Victoria – has commissioned the market research firm Ipsos to conduct a state-wide survey looking at the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment in Victoria’s legal workplaces.
The survey is open to lawyers as well as non-lawyers working in legal workplaces in Victoria. It is also open to former lawyers and others who have previously worked in the legal sector. It is important for the VLSBC to hear directly from people who have experienced, witnessed or heard about sexual harassment in Victoria’s legal sector.
The survey will close at midnight on Monday 9 September 2019.
All Victorian lawyers with a current practising certificate have been emailed a unique link to the survey, to the email address they provided to VLSBC when renewing their practising certificates.
Everyone else who is currently working (or has worked) in a legal workplace in Victoria, and clients of Victorian lawyers can access the ‘open’ link to the survey.
The results of the survey will help VLSBC gain an accurate and comprehensive understanding of sexual harassment in the profession and the wider legal workforce in Victoria, and inform VLSBC’s response to this issue.
The survey should take about 10-25 minutes of your time. All responses are anonymous and will be kept strictly confidential.
If you have any questions, please call VLSBC on 03 9679 8001. For more information about the survey click here.