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FACL Speaker Series - Real Talk on Being Racialized Women in the Law

  • Dentons LLP 15th floor, 850 2 Street Southwest Calgary, AB, T2P 3K4 Canada (map)

FACL is pleased to announce our Speaker Series - Real Talk on Being Racialized Women in the Law. Join us for a candid conversation about being a racialized woman and the law.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Lillian Pan (Dentons LLP) - civil litigation

  • Johanna Price (Peacock, Linder, Halt & Mack LLP) - civil litigation

  • Patricia Sealy (Daunais McKay Harms Law) - family

  • Desiree Tan (Youth Criminal Defense Office) - criminal defense

You will be expected to discuss a variety of topics including: 

  • What made you decide to pursue a law degree? 

  • As a racialized woman, what was the most significant challenge early in your career?

  • As you progressed in your career, were you able to find more racialized women lawyers? How did you seek mentorship? 

  • Share some examples when gender and racial stereotypes came into play during your practice and how you handled them. 

  • Considering your cultural background and its emphasis on certain qualities (e.g., deferential), how did it inform you as a lawyer? Did it play a role? Did it ever clash with another quality or value (e.g., direct vs polite)? How did you navigate this complexity? 

  • What is something that you know now that you wish you had known when you were starting out as a lawyer? 

  • Any tips for students and young lawyers? 

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