April 23, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WLAO Coffee Talk: Author Linda Silver Dranoff
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Location: Toronto Lawyers Association, 361 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Accreditation: This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.
Join us for an eye-opening discussion with lawyer and author Linda Silver Dranoff on her newest book, Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution. This is a special event for and about women lawyers. Linda will share some of her personal experiences in the practice of law and in the activist movement by women lawyers for law reform. She will welcome an interactive conversation with you about your experiences, observations and hopes for the future. Bring your questions and comments for a vigorous Q & A session – we want audience participation!
Speaking from hard-won personal experience as a practising lawyer, she shares the hurdles she faced, and how she resolved them. She will also give an eyewitness account of the uphill battle for women’s rights under the law, including the successful lobby by women lawyers for family law reform, Charter equality rights, pay equity, decriminalization of abortion, improved rape and sexual harassment laws, and more. She will encourage continued vigilance.
Linda Silver Dranoff appeared at every level of court in a precedent-setting 38-year career. She had a 25-year stint as a columnist at Chatelaine and is also the author of the books Women in Canadian Law, Every Woman’s Guide to the Law and Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law. Linda has been recognized for her legal work and activism by the women’s community, the legal community, and beyond. In 2001 she received a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, and in 2012 she was appointed to the Order of Canada. She is a long-time member of WLAO and a President’s Award winner.