WOMEN IN CRIMINAL LAW

Written by admin
March 14th, 2019

On Thursday, 7th February 2019 The Johnson Partnership applied to be the principle sponsors for the East Midlands launch of Women in Criminal Law. Speakers at the meeting held at Jury’s Inn included Mrs Justice Carr, Mary Prior, Queens Counsel, and Janine Smith, Chief Crown Prosecutor.

The evening included an inclusive gathering from women from the very top of the legal profession right through to those just out of law school.

More meetings are planned in the forthcoming months both in the East and West Midlands and the number of those in attendance was particularly encouraging.

A number of staff reflected on one particularly unexpected incident. A senior member of the group and speaker at the event strolled over to a group of young women all of whom were from The Johnson Partnership. She asked them where they were from and then went on to query whether they were all paralegals. Bearing in mind the group included trainees, Partners, and assistant solicitors they were left to reflect that a patronising approach to the young is plainly not gender-specific. Oh well, there’s always one!

We continue to wish the Women in Criminal Law group well and will be happy to offer support of all kinds whether it be from Partners, solicitors, trainees or indeed paralegals!

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