women in law


  • Ontario’s law firms were mostly led by men again in 2018

    Ontario’s law firms were mostly led by men again in 2018

    May 16, 2019

    Men continue to be more likely than women to be partners at law firms, 2018 statistics from the Law Society of Ontario show.

  • Embarrassing wage gap persists

    Mar 18, 2019

    In 2017, women in Canada earned an average of $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, Statistics Canada has reported.

  • Federal pay equity bill puts onus on employers

    Federal pay equity bill puts onus on employers

    Nov 12, 2018

    The federal government has tabled proactive pay equity legislation covering federally regulated sectors after three years of consultation.

  • Wake-up call

    Oct 29, 2018

    Much has been written in these pages in the past year about the silence in the legal profession around mental health issues.

  • Gendered dress codes are antiquated

    Oct 15, 2018

    On-campus interviewing season is upon us. And with it, there is a new crop of commentary addressing the pressing questions about how to make the best possible impression on interviewers.

  • Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

  • Networking and the #MeToo movement

    Jul 23, 2018

    The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.

  • Quiet sexism still persists in legal profession

    Feb 5, 2018

    The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put the topic of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination at the forefront of media and popular discussion in a way I have never seen in my 50 years on Earth. Good.

  • Now the work really begins

    Jan 8, 2018

    In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”

  • A wake-up call on sexual harassment

    Nov 20, 2017

    Many years ago, in my early days working in lawyer assistance, I received a call from a young lawyer, about two years out. She was in extreme distress, having been fired from her job at a well-respected firm.

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