Women leaving legal profession

Calgary program aims to keep them

A Calgary mentoring program for female lawyers is teaching them to ride out “the systemic barriers against women in the profession” in an attempt to reduce the rate of attrition. Women, who make up more than half of Canadian law school graduates are leaving the profession at a two to three times the rate of their make counterparts, according to a recent Law Society of Upper Canada report. The first of its kind in Canada, the Lilith Law Professional Development and Mentoring program is based on pairing up 10 mentors with 10 proteges; usually associate lawyers who had yet to make partner.

Calgary Herald