Canadian Lawyer

April 2021

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Page 18 of 51 17 IT'S A universally known truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women. Whether it is the grocery store clerk, essential health-care worker, entrepreneur or CEO, women have had to take up the bulk of the burden of looking after children who are getting their educa- Female trailblazers help set the agenda for change tion through online schooling. For most, the challenges women face during the pandemic are an extension of their historical roles as primary caregivers. Female lawyers are no different than the many other women in the workforce. More than 400 members of the legal profession SPECIAL REPORT WOMEN IN LAW Dealing with COVID-19 and the challenges of diversity are some of the most pressing concerns for women in law, writes Zena Olijnyk got together online to take part or listen to speakers at Canadian Lawyer's online Women in Law Summit for 2021. Topics ranged from how the industry has responded to whether racialized lawyers are affected more and whether this period of crisis gives women a chance to assert their leadership

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