Bay Street Mamas: Can female lawyers have a baby and a killer career?

My latest feature, “O Mother Where Art Thou?” is in Precedent magazine.  It’s been one year since the Law Society of Upper Canada introduced its “Justicia” initiative in an effort to reverse the high attrition rate of female lawyers in private practice in Ontario.  This piece finds out how it’s working.

Finding female lawyers willing to talk on the record about the realities of an 80-hour work week and the prospects of having a family were understandably few.  But the endless phone calls and sleuthing paid off.


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