The Law Society recently announced that it will bring the Justicia program, which aims to retain and advance women lawyers in private practice, to BC in 2012.
According to LSBC president Gavin Hume, QC:
“Keeping women lawyers in the profession is a key objective for the Law Society. As the regulator, it’s our job to ensure the public interest is met, and we believe people are best served by a legal profession that is representative of the public. That is not the case now.”
The Justicia project was created by the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario in 2008, where 55+ firms have “committed to identifying and adopting principles and best practices that promote the retention and advancement of women.”