Women In Law

Perry Bard

1994, 13:00 minutes, colour, English, some French with subtitles


Women In Law is a personal documentary about women in the legal profession. It was inspired by three women who figured prominently in my background when I was growing up in Quebec City. My great aunt, Clara Goodman, got a law degree in 1921 when women in Quebec Province were not allowed to take the bar exam. She never practiced. My father, Samuel Bard, hired two women to work as lawyers in his law firm at a time when women couldn't get jobs as lawyers. Claire L'Heureux Dube is now a Justice on the Supreme Court of /Canada. Christine Tourigny is a Justice on the Quebec Court of Appeals.

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