In this article, Pepe contributes to the discussion on how lawyers can enable and further the agenda of perpetrators of domestic violence. She reflects that it isn’t that lawyers are “purposely choosing to contribute more harm” by enabling perpetrators, it is that they are not prioritising conducting themselves in a manner that promotes compassion.
“We should work to a higher standard by acting in the best interests of our clients to help them achieve good outcomes and still practise with kindness and compassion. We should not have to forsake one for the other. The two approaches are not mutually exclusive,”