#GAReads | How diverse is NewLaw and legal tech in Australia?
Women and people of colour make up 13.6 per cent and 26.5 per cent of legal tech company founders respectively in the US, according to American-based pro bono management platform Paladin. Here in Australia, it appears that the younger workforce is committed to ensuring greater representation from all demographics.
According to the 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey, we are in the midst of a rise of younger leaders, and by 2025, approximately 75 per cent of the workforce will be made up of millennials. Those workers correlate diversity “with a forward-thinking mindset”, the research showed, rather than the “mechanical filling of quotas”.
For this reason, 23Legal principal Dugald Hamilton thinks the future is particularly bright both within NewLaw and the legal tech space in Australia.