Diversity at King & Wood Mallesons

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

The firm actively supports diversity and this is definitely noticeable.
Graduate, Sydney
Paid maternity leave; quite a good amount of women in senior roles including the head of the Australian firm.
Graduate, Sydney
We have a number of active working groups led by partners.
Graduate, Sydney
I like the activity around LGBTI inclusion.
Graduate, Melbourne
Diversity and inclusion programs, a strong pro bono practice.
Graduate, Sydney
A lot of women, LBT and selection process takes away biases.
Graduate, Canberra
They have a lot of engagement / awareness around these issues. I haven't had much personal experience to say how effective it is.
Graduate, Brisbane
We are doing very well I think. Many people work part time so that they could look after their family or pursue their dreams outside law.
Graduate, Perth
In our team there are flexible working arrangements that allow senior associates with young children to work part time (2-3 days a week) and work from home for some of those days.
Graduate, Melbourne
We are strong advocators of the LGBTI network. There are also other committees that focus on pro bono work and the firm is very receptive to feedback given to them in any respect. This is why there are flexible working arrangements in place.
Graduate, Melbourne
Diversity is emphasised in all areas and various benefits are offered.
Graduate, Melbourne
There are programs for women, LGBTI and a Reconciliation Action Plan. There are flexible work options.
Graduate, Perth
The firm appears committed to diversity, although I have not tested this myself.
Graduate, Canberra
Lots of women, seem to have fair recruiting processes.
Graduate, Canberra
The firm have a diversity team and are constantly looking at ways to improve diversity within the firm.
Graduate, Sydney
Generally very good at junior stages. Time will tell if this flows through to senior stages.
Graduate, Sydney
Have already had 2 presentations on diversity in the first 3 weeks, as well as been invited to join the Link diversity network.
Graduate, Sydney

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

Inclusion programmes.
Graduate, Sydney
The firm is generally very inclusive. Application review is done on a blind basis - so it is unclear what university people are from during the selection process. Removes unconscious bias.
Graduate, Sydney
Selection process boosts applicants from less privileged backgrounds.
Graduate, Canberra
KWM has a partnership with the Smith Family and offers scholarships to high achieving students in the Smith Family's program.
Graduate, Melbourne
We run a program which brings students from indigenous backgrounds to the firm and lets them explore it.
Graduate, Melbourne
Scholarships, mentoring programs and internships.
Graduate, Perth
Career Trackers program. I think they also award scholarships.
Graduate, Brisbane/Sydney
It has a blind recruiting system and identifies those who have risen from less privileged backgrounds.
Graduate, Canberra
The firm has a screening process to remove bias in job applications around university and background.
Graduate, Sydney
Scholarship for aboriginal people.
Graduate, Sydney
The company uses a blind application system which strips applications of all features which would identify a person's backgrounds so that everyone gets an equal chance, and unconscious bias is eliminated.
Graduate, Sydney
Uses de-identified screening process. There were a number of others from smaller unis.
Graduate, Sydney