The Association of Women Lawyers (“AWL”) has commissioned a “Baseline Study on the Working Conditions of Male and Female Lawyers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor” together with the Bar Council, SUHAKAM and the Women’s Aid Organisation (“WAO”) whereby legal and gender experts and a statistician from the University of Malaya (“UM”) have been engaged as consultants of the study.

The study aims to ascertain, among others, the working conditions of lawyers, their job satisfaction and the existence of any form of gender discrimination, if any, in the legal profession in Malaysia. The survey is to be conducted among 450 lawyers in total with almost equal representation of both male and female lawyers from various divides of the private practice groups existing in the Malaysian legal framework. As such, the Klang Valley lawyers may receive calls from UM seeking appointments with you to conduct the survey.

The respondents of the study are rest assured that strict confidentiality of all data and information shared in the survey shall be maintained at all material times. Therefore, the Project Commissioners and the Consultants seek utmost cooperation of the Members of the Bar in the Klang Valley to be part of the study if you are one of those selected randomly for the purposes of the study.

If you need further information please contact either Meera Samanther, President of the Association of Women Lawyers at or 012-313 8850; or Dr Lai Suat Yan, Lead Consultant of the baseline study at or 016-2868 543.

Contributed by Meera Samanther, President, Association of Women Lawyers

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