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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