Are you a USU/ASU member in the legal industry? If so, your voice and experience is central to your union’s campaign to end sexual harassment and bullying in the legal industry. Take our survey about Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Legal Industry here.

Recent reports in Victoria and South Australia, and ongoing media across the country have shone a light into the ‘open secret’ of sexual harassment in the legal industry.

As your union we are currently preparing a submission into the Law Council of Australia’s Review of the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules.

We want members’ voices at the front. Can you take our survey now?

Your experience in the legal practice will help us in creating our submission to the Law Council of Australia’s Review.

Sexual harassment and bullying cannot be tolerated in any workplace. Neither can any ‘open secrets’.

We must ensure anyone who experiences or witnesses this behavior is able to speak up. Our survey is designed to bring together the voices of our members in the legal sector. Have your say here.

The USU/ASU, as your union for workers in the legal sector, is committed to challenging and changing this endemic behaviour and the structures that support sexual harassment.

Too often this behaviour is normalised by power structures and ignored. So we need to hear from you and your colleagues.

Take our survey now and help us make this change.

Be part of this change – shape our submission by taking the Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Legal Industry survey here.

If you need assistance please contact USU Organiser Mick Jones on 0450 020 589 or

If this has brought up any issues for you do not hesitate to contact these sexual assault support services:
Lifeline – 131 114 (24 hours, personal crisis service)
1800Respect – 1800 737 732 (sexual violence service)
Yarrow Place – 1800 817 421 (rape and sexual assault service)
MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978 (men’s service)
QLife – 1800 184 527 (LGBTQI service)
BeyondBlue – 1300 224 636 (depression, anxiety and suicide prevention service)