"'You Don't Look Like A Lawyer'. Female Lawyers and Lawyer of Colour Angered by Mistaken Identity

What does a real lawyer look like?

"During the early years of her career, Lori Anne Thomas would sit near the front of the courtroom, only to be told to move by court staff as the area was reserved for lawyers.

Except she is one.

'I've heard more than enough times, 'You don't look like a lawyer.' I know exactly what that means, which is that I'm not a tall, white man,' said Thomas, a Toronto lawyer who specializes in criminal law and who recently became president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers."


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