In February 2018, WLAQ arranged for a Bar jacket to be tailored by The Fitting Room on Edward so that it could be used by pregnant barristers throughout the later stages of their pregnancy. The jacket has been tailored to include an ‘expanding pleat’ at the back of the jacket to allow for it to be used by women at all stages of their pregnancy, while keeping the fit of the jacket as comfortable and flattering as possible. Since its release, the jacket has been used by a number of practitioners, including Claire Boothman from Legal Aid Queensland, who gave us permission to share this photograph. WLAQ is proud to be providing resources such as the Maternity Bar jacket to assist our members throughout their careers and welcome any ideas from members on new projects we should explore. Thank you to Claire for allowing us to share these pictures and we hope that you have an enjoyable (and restful) maternity leave! If you would like to use the Maternity Bar jacket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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