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  • Thinking about Fraser v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 SCC 28

    by Sonia Lawrence Many thanks to Hengameh for inviting these posts!  Unlike Mary Jane’s rich, focused and scholarly contributions, mine will be let us say, light (“lite”?) and the four of them will hopscotch around from Supreme Court cases, to teaching from home, to whatever comes up, to what happen … Read more »

  • Women in the Ontario Legal Profession: Increasing Diversity

    by Mary Jane Mossman   According to a Law Society publication in 1993, Ontario’s legal profession was still ‘overwhelmingly white, able-bodied, and middle-class’ – although ‘activism in minority communities, changes in university admission policies, and efforts by the Law Society to address issues o … Read more »

  • Women in the Ontario Legal Profession: Indigenous Women Lawyers

    by Mary Jane Mossman   My current research project focuses on women who were called to the bar of Ontario between 1897 and 1957. As the Law Society’s 1993 exhibition about the history of women lawyers explained, most of these women were middle-class, white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant, with just a ‘s … Read more »

  • Women in the Ontario Legal Profession: Black Women Lawyers

    by Mary Jane Mossman   My current research project focuses on women who were called to the bar in Ontario between 1897 and 1957.[1] As the Law Society’s 1993 exhibition about the history of women lawyers pointed out: Not surprisingly, most women who pursued legal training [in the early decades of th … Read more »

  • Women in the Ontario Legal Profession: Change and Continuity – or Transformation?

    by Mary Jane Mossman   In 2018, the Law Society of Ontario reported that 1306 women and 1083 men were called to the bar.[i] That is, more women than men joined the legal profession in Ontario, a pattern that has been repeated in recent years. To what extent does numerical gender equality signal equa … Read more »