21 June 2019
Supporting women in legal profession a necessity
provide support and encouragement to women
in the legal profession was just one of the themes discussed at a series of
unique roundtable discussions taking place throughout Northern Ireland in June
The ‘Women in Leadership
Roles within the Legal Profession in Northern Ireland’ roundtable discussions
were organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland
with an invitation extended to all members of the solicitor profession.
Over 80 solicitors took part in
the informal roundtable discussions
took place in Newry, Enniskillen, and Londonderry/Derry with the final event
being held at Law Society House in Belfast.
Those attending had an opportunity
to discuss the ongoing challenges facing women in the legal profession as well
as a number of emerging themes including:
* How best to grow
leadership in the legal sector?
* How to support those
returning from maternity and paternity leave back to work?
* How to encourage and
empower more women to seek senior positions within law firms and organisations?
* How to encourage more women to apply for judicial
are the challenges and solutions to encourage more women solicitors to consider
The series of discussions were introduced and
compered by Eileen Ewing, Senior Vice President of the Law Society.
Commenting the Senior Vice President said:
“I am delighted that so many colleagues attended
the series of roundtable discussion events throughout Northern Ireland. I wish
to thank those who contributed and who spoke openly and honestly on important
The feedback from our discussions will help inform
the work and policies of the Society moving forward”.
Belfast Rountable Discussion
Eileen Ewing, Senior Vice President, compering the Belfast Roundtable discussion
Eileen Ewing, SVP and Jennifer Ferguson, Events Coordinator LSNI.jpg
Belfast Roundtable Discussion.jpg