03 August 2018
First time the Presidents of all Law Societies in UK are all women
For the first time ever the Presidents of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales are all women.
The President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Eileen Ewing
joined the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Chritsina
Blacklaws and the President of the Law Society of Scotland, Alison Atack for an impromptu photograph to mark the occasion at a reception in Chicago, USA where they are attending the ABA Annual meeting.
The three Presidents were joined later by the leaders of Law Societies and Bar Associations from the UK, North America and New Zealand.
From left to right in the photo:
Alison Atack, President Of The Law Society Of Scotland; Eileen Ewing, President Of The Law Society Of Northern Ireland; Kerrie Simmons, President Of The Canadian Bar Association; Christina Blacklaws, President Of The Law Society Of England And Wales; Hilarie Bass, President Of The American Bar Association; Kathryn Beck, President Of The New Zealand Law Society; Sheila M. Macpherson, President Of The Federation Of Canadian Law Societies.
Chritsina Blacklaws, Alison Atack, Eileen Ewing
Law Society leaders at the ABA conference 2018