23 minutes | Apr 11, 2019

Conversations with Women Lawyers: Part 1 with Anne McLellan

Conversations With The President: Raising The Bar on Inclusion, Ep 5:

Part 1: In this episode Ray will be talking with Anne McLellan, counsel with Bennett Jones in Edmonton, who has risen to the top of Canada’s federal political spectrum and lives to tell the tale.

Anne McLellan earned her bachelor’s and law degrees at Dalhousie, then went on to earn a Master of Laws at King’s College London. She spent 20 years in academia, teaching law at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Alberta, before jumping into politics. She spent her entire political career as a cabinet minister: Health Minister and Justice Minister under Prime Minister Jean Chretien, and Deputy Prime Minister under Paul Martin.

Mrs McLellan answers questions like: What was law school like for a woman in the early 70s? What advice do you have for girls and women considering careers in the law, or politics, or who are interested in serving on boards?

Listen here for part 2 with Kim Campbell.

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