b'BACK TO NAVIGATION2020 AusLSA Member PerformanceThe last three years have seen a significant increase in reconciliation commitments and activities by AusLSA members. This year, eighty-four percent of reporting firms either have an Indigenous reconciliation policy or have one in preparation. This is an increase from sixty-six percent over the last three years. All these firms shared their approved policies publicly. Ninety-six percent of these firms had formal management structures in place to implement their policies and report progress. This is an increase from seventy-seven percent three years ago. Management mechanisms in place range from committees, partners, directors and combinations of these with ninety-five percent involving in house committees. This year sixty-six percent of firms have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that had been accredited by Reconciliation Australia, which has increased from forty-five percent in in the last three years.While there is a high level of participation in these programs by firms that are implementing Reconciliation Action Plans, many other law firms are still showing their commitments through a focus on specific programs and initiatives. Firms were most active as participants in initiatives and events designed to raise awareness and provide recognition to reconciliation and indigenous issues and barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face. Ninety-seven percent of firms were involved in some type of reconciliation related programs. These firms undertook an average of five activities each in 2020-21 which has increased from 2.8 last year. An additional two firms took part in NAIDOC Week activities this year taking the participation to seventy-seven percent of firms (the most popular initiative followed by seventy-four percent of active firms that provided Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training. Other popular initiatives include; National Reconciliation Week activitiessixty-five percent, pro bono supportfifty-five percent, scholarships and student mentoring - thirty-nine percent, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and internship programs - thirty-two percent, affirmative procurement programsforty two percent, non-legal volunteering and secondmentstwenty-nine percent and structured collaboration for reconciliationtwenty-six percent.INITIATIVES RAP LEVELReconciliation Action PlanElevateCultural awareness training NAIDOC Week activities National Reconciliation Weekactivities StretchScholarships and/or student mentoringIndigenous employmentand/or internship programsAffirmative procurement programs InnovateNon Legal volunteeringand secondmentsPro bono supportStructured collaboration Re\x1fectfor reconciliation0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 0% 10% 20%Perecentage of firms Perecentage of firmsAverage number of initiatives per firm: 547'