The Law Society, an organisation working for the rule of law and capacity building of the legal fraternity, is all set to host a series of lectures under the project titled ‘Continuing Professional Development for Women Lawyers’.
The project was launched last month on the eve of International Women’s Day.
The lectures planned under the initiative will be conducted by speakers, including legendary judges and accomplished lawyers. The lectures will primarily focus on law-related topics; though there will be dedicated sessions on professional leadership and motivation as well.
The lecture series will honour legendary judges, including late Justice Cornelius, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Malik Saeed Hassan and Justice Shabir, besides renowned lawyers such as Angela Marks, Mian Iqbal Klanauri, A R Shaukat, Dr Hameed Ahmed Ayaz, Muhammad Kazim Khan and Ghulam Bari Saleemi.
A lecture will also be dedicated to Irfanullah Khan, who was pioneer in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in Pakistan.
The project is specially designed to protect the interests of women attorneys and help them win access to the rights, privileges and benefits they are eligible to avail as law professionals. It is also hoped that the project will help them contribute to the empowerment of women in the society and timely administration of justice.
“The project will provide a forum to the women lawyers to empower themselves, and participate in national policy dialogues. They will be trained on how to play their role in the transformation of legal sector and elimination of corruption from the society,” said Intazar Mahdi, secretary of the Law Society.
Agencies. Law Society to mentor women in law to break the glass ceiling. Daily Times, April 10, 2017.