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Journal Article/Book Review

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Canadian Bar Association, Gender Equality, Women in Law, Legal Analysis


The Task Force Report is a comprehensive one that deserves to be read by all members of the profession. It documents widespread problems and suggests wide ranging solutions. Reading a review is not an adequate substitute. A review can only touch on highlights, whereas it is in the detail of the Report that its real impact lies. This review will briefly comment on each of the themes announced in the title of the Report: equality, diversity, and accountability. Although in my assessment the report is in some respects too timid, that should not take away from the fact the Report goes a long distance in calling on the legal profession to remake its own image and reality.