Women are disadvantaged straight away in accessing the legal system, just because of the way we communicate. Women are brought up with an emphasis on being polite, quiet, and meek. But the language that men use mirrors the power that males have and use to maintain power within the institutions and structures of Australian culture.
Not all lawyers are made equal. Just because they’re a lawyer, it doesn’t mean they know the area of the law that you need help with. Also, the way legal firms run their businesses are very different – you need to be aware of a few things when you are choosing a lawyer.