Portia has been recognised for the work it has done to improve gender equality. At a ceremony at Government House in Auckland, Erin Ebborn, along with representatives of six other organisations, received a White Camellia award.
The award is recognition for the effort Portia (formerly Ebborn Law) has done to create a poisitive working environment for women, promote pay parity among male and female employees and for work in the community, particularly in the field of domestic violence.
This is a very proud moment for all the Portia team, and goes a long way to justify the hard work, sacrifice and (in some instances) leaps of faith that we've taken over the past six years. It comes at a critical point in our journey as we move from Ebborn Law - a specialist family law firm - to Portia: the evolution of law and a totally new way of approaching how law firms are structured, how they employ staff and how they deliver services.
CEO Jarrod Coburn along with principal lawyer Erin Ebborn will be at the Future Firm Forum in October 2018, presenting a three-hour interactive workshop on bringing law firms into the 21st Century and beyond.
Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy with Portia principal lawyer Erin Ebborn at the 2018 White Camellia awards.