Women in Law: Living and working in the time of COVID-19
Tue 8 June 2021
Living and working in the time of COVID-19: What have we learnt and where to next?
On the 22 April 2021, the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law held a virtual listening event entitled, "Living and working in the time of COVID-19: What have we learnt and where to next?" The event brought together 29 women from across the legal profession to share their experiences of working and living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following introductory remarks by Annie Sorbie (Director of the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law), Kirsty Nicholson (Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP) and Jamila Archibald (Dispute Resolution Solicitor, SSE plc), participants were asked to reflect on:
What have been the challenges of working and living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
Have there been any positives?
What are the challenges and opportunities going forward?
While the resulting discussions serve as a snapshot of attendees’ individual experiences, they point to some of the wider issues, challenges, and opportunities that must be addressed within the Scottish legal profession.
About the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law
The Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law wants to help anyone who identifies as a woman working in law reach their full potential by breaking down barriers to progression. We aim to facilitate the vital conversations about equality and diversity necessary to achieve cultural and structural change.