First Five Female Lawyers in Ontario
The Hamilton Law Association’s History Committee is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of knowledge of the lives and accomplishments of its notable members, both past and present. The accomplishments of women lawyers in the Hamilton bar are both numerous and noteworthy, but have you ever wondered who was the first woman lawyer called to the bar in Ontario or Canada? Or who was the first woman member of the Hamilton Law Association? Thanks to the work of historians and archivists at the Law Society of Ontario1 and The Hamilton Law Association’s good friend Mr. John Ayre, former Assistant Deputy Attorney-General of Ontario, we have some insight into these questions. As is true for many notable women at the turn of the 20th-century, detailed biographies of these legal pioneers are hard to come by. CONTINUE READING
The Persons Case (officially Edwards v. A.G. of Canada) was a constitutional ruling that established the right of women to be appointed to the Senate.