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Maureen Whelton Chairs OBA’s Women Lawyers Forum

On February 8, 2017, SWMS lawyer Maureen Whelton co-chaired the Women Lawyers Forum hosted by the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute. The theme of the program was, Female Litigators: Staking Your Claim in the Courtroom. The program addressed the subtle and not-so-subtle gendered issues women lawyers continue to face in the courtroom and the strategies to employ to create an inclusive and diverse environment for women in litigation.