On the 31st of March 2022, Asian Australian Lawyers Association NSW Student Engagement Subcommittee invited Andrew Chew (partner from Corrs Chambers Westgarth), Sina Kassra (partner from Piper Alderman), Joy Chen (lawyer from Clayton Utz) and Kai Nash (lawyer from King & Wood Mallesons) to speak as panelists at the AALA Cultural Diversity in the Legal Profession Talk.
The event took place online, but it does not stop 63 attendees from listening to the insightful discussions between the four speakers!
The speakers touched upon their personal journeys in terms of how diversity has helped them to develop their legal careers, what cultural diversity means to them and to the entire legal profession.
The speakers also provided invaluable advice to law students and young legal professionals on how to leverage their cultural differences in their early careers, as well as ways in dealing with discrimination in the workplace. They also introduced various initiatives of their respective firms to hire more diverse talent and support people from diverse backgrounds to the attendees.
A big thank you to Andrew, Sina, Joy and Kai for their involvement and contribution to the panel event!
NSW Student Subcommittee