Court of Appeal counsel appearance by gender statistics data for criminal and civil proceedings.

The Court of Appeal provides quarterly data on the gender of counsel appearing in criminal and civil applications and appeals.

The data on gender of counsel does not include appearances:

  • when an application is heard by a single judge
  • at directions hearings, or
  • at judgment hand downs.

Criminal proceedings

Court of Appeal counsel appearance by gender statistics data for criminal proceedings for 2018/2019.

  Appeared male Appeared female Speaking role male Speaking role female
1st quarter 69% 31% 82% 18%
2nd quarter 65% 35% 70% 30%
3rd quarter 65% 35% 77% 23%
4th quarter 71% 29% 74% 26%

Overall

68% 32% 75% 25%

 

Court of Appeal counsel appearance by gender statistics data for criminal proceedings for 2019/2020.

  Appeared male Appeared female Speaking role male Speaking role female
1st quarter 69% 31% 71% 29%
2nd quarter 70% 30% 76% 24%
3rd quarter 65% 35% 71% 29%
4th quarter 63% 37% 71% 29%

Overall

67% 33% 72% 28%

 

Civil proceedings

Court of Appeal counsel appearance by gender statistics data for civil proceedings for 2018/2019.

  Appeared male Appeared female Speaking role male Speaking role female
1st quarter 74% 26% 82% 18%
2nd quarter 87% 13% 92% 8%
3rd quarter 83% 17% 86% 14%
4th quarter 85% 15% 95% 5%

Overall

82% 18% 89% 11%

 

Court of Appeal counsel appearance by gender statistics data for civil proceedings for 2019/2020.

  Appeared male Appeared female Speaking role male Speaking role female
1st quarter 72% 28% 85% 15%
2nd quarter 84% 16% 89% 11%
3rd quarter 83% 17% 95% 5%
4th quarter 78% 22% 90% 10%

Overall

79% 21% 90% 10%

 

The attached document below contains the above statistics in a combined format.

Author
Supreme Court of Victoria
Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of publication