Go To Court, signatory to the Diversity and Equality Charter

Written by Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

Go To Court Lawyers is pleased to announce that it is a Law Council of Australia’s Diversity and Equality Charter signatory.

Signatory to Charter on Diversity and EqualityBy becoming a signatory, Go To Court Lawyers is proud to commit to the following:

  • Treating everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of their sex, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability, race, religion, culture or any other arbitrary features;
  • Fostering and creating equality through a supportive and understanding environment so that everyone can realise their maximum potential regardless of difference; and
  • Promoting and supporting a strong and fair legal profession which comprises of, accommodates, encourages and respects a diverse range of views and individuals.

Firm Partner, Michelle Makela explains that while Go To Court’s recruitment and human resourcing policies already reflect the principles of the charter, becoming a signatory the firm is an important public commitment to celebrating diversity.

Go To Court has a remarkable level of diversity, with women lawyers making up half of its staff. Three quarters of Go To Court’s Law Graduates are female which reflects the current trend of 62% of students graduating from law being female.

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