Without Prejudice: Women in the Law (Brooker's 1996, 550pp.) documented 100 years of cultural and systemic bias against women and minorities within NZ’s legal institutions, and outlines strategies for change. Despite good intentions, more time and more numbers, gender imbalance persists in the legal profession and judiciary. Commemorating 120 years since the NZ Parliament reversed its own law prohibiting women lawyers, the landmark text was re-issued in hardback - lending metaphoric spine to the cause of justice. In purple, gold and white, the book adopts international suffrage colours – symbols of justice, resilience and hope. The new subtitle: Same Issue – New Cover reflects the often glacial pace of change and strengthens resolve for new chapters to be written.
Reiussed as ebook by Thomson Reuters 2018 in response to #metoo