On April 29, 2022, the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges, the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, and the Law Society of British Columbia co-hosted a roundtable discussion on the advancement of gender equity in the legal profession: On the Path to Equity for Women in Law.
Like women in many sectors of our society, women lawyers have made significant strides towards equity in the profession over the past decades. However much more needs to be done to achieve gender equity, especially in the areas of pay equity, progression to leadership roles, and the retention of experienced women lawyers in private practice.
Towards this goal, the roundtable sought input from lawyers, judges, and students on these and other important topics. The event gave participants an opportunity to build community by sharing their experiences, and provided a venue for brainstorming possible solutions to the common problems faced by women in our profession.
This document highlights the themes and key takeaways we heard from roundtable participants, and lists ideas for moving forward towards a truly equitable legal profession for women and people of all genders.
Read the report