Dear members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar and pupils-in-chambers,
The IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU)’s 2017 Women in Commercial Legal Practice Report revealed startling rates of bullying and sexual harassment in the profession. Subsequently, the IBA LPRU resolved to undertake a new survey to establish an empirical understanding of the nature and prevalence of such conduct. The findings of this survey will feature in a report providing recommendations for legal workplaces regarding their policies, training and incident response systems. It is hoped that the report will contribute to the broader cultural shift in workplace attitudes towards bullying and sexual harassment.
The Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee would like to encourage members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar and pupils-in-chambers to undertake this global survey, whether or not you have personally suffered from such conduct. The survey (https://www.ibanet.org/harassment-survey.aspx) would only take 10 minutes of your time to complete.
Your support of this survey is truly appreciated.
Goh Siu Lin
Chairman, Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
and Co-Chairperson, Gender Equality & Diversity Committee