Having read the International Bar Association’s report “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”, ZICO Law was troubled by its findings. The report interviewed nearly 7,000 legal professionals from across 135 countries and found that:
- Bullying is widespread, across all types of legal workplaces
- 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men have been bullied
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 14 have been sexually harassed
How do we tackle this pervasive issue at our respective offices? Join us for our upcoming roundtable discussion that will confront the legal profession’s problem with bullying and sexual harassment and a culture of increasing levels of stress and anxiety.
|12:15||Welcome Address and Introductions
Hanim Hamzah, Regional Managing Partner, ZICO Law
|12:30||Introduction to the Mindful Business Charter,
Richard Martin, Director, byrne·dean (via video)
|12:45||Discussion – Bullying & Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
Moderator – Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit
Date/Time: Friday, 15 November
Venue: Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Office, Level 19, Menara Millenium, Kuala Lumpur
|Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit
Kieran is a senior legal advisor with the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy and Research Unit, and a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for International and Public Law. He has led the IBA’s work on diversity and inclusion in legal workplaces, and is the author of Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (2019).
|Richard Martin, Director, byrne·dean
Richard is a leading activist in the field of mental health. His works with organisations around the world to raise awareness of mental health and illness. Richard leads the Mindful Business Charter, an initiative to remove the unnecessary stress in our workplaces, he is a mental health first aid instructor and coach. He is a director of leading workplace consultancy byrne·dean.