With the rise of the #MeToo movement, the spotlight has been shone on how our society treats women, writes Christine Smyth.
It has always been the case, that overall, our legal profession does not treat its female lawyers equitably. The research reveals that there are clear road blocks to women progressing in their legal careers (see the NARS report). As a result, talented female lawyers abandon the law for successful careers in other disciplines-to our profession’s great detriment.
If the legal profession cannot treat its female solicitors with equality, then it makes it difficult for the community to have faith in the justice system to ensure that women in our community are treated with equality.
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