A Supreme Court judge is calling on big law firms to change their corporate culture in order to bring more women into senior positions.
Figures from Crown Law show a 12 percent gender pay gap among public sector lawyers.
And an investigation by RNZ's Insight shows men disproportionately dominate the upper echelons of the legal profession,
About a quarter of the partners in New Zealand's biggest law firms are women, despite female graduates outnumbering men since the 1990s.
The full Insight investigation into 'womens' work' and the gender pay gap will be broadcast 8am Sunday.