Diversity and Inclusion
Our Directors and Principals take personal responsibility for educating the legal practitioners in the firm in relation to diversity, anti-discrimination legislation, harassment, bullying, inclusion, sustainability and unconscious bias.
In addition to formal education initiatives, our Directors and Principals at BTLawyers actively demonstrate our core values. We believe this is the most effective means of creating a sustainable and healthy workplace culture.
In 2019, BTLawyers was recognised as an exemplary firm for equity and diversity. We were awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Award – small legal practice, by the Queensland Law Society (QLS).
The award recognises QLD law firms which promote a sustainable, healthy and inclusive workplace culture.
Our team comes from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. We believe the hiring decisions we make underpin the importance of anti-discrimination and promote an acute awareness of unconscious bias.
Furthermore, the firm strongly supports recruiting from a range of ethnic backgrounds. This is evidenced by the fact that approximately 25% of our lawyers are from ethnic backgrounds, including South American, Chinese, Singaporean and Samoan.