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Being a female lawyer in regional Australia


“There’s nothing like a working mom to get work done,” says Sally Callandar, a lawyer running an all-female firm in Mudgee.

Last week, Ms Callander joined Jerome Doriasamy on The Boutique Lawyer Show, where she reflected on the challenges and rewards of being a female lawyer in regional Australia.

When she began practising in Mudgee at age 28, both her youth and her gender brought difficulties when facing clients.

She encountered comments like: “How much do you know?”, “How long have you been a solicitor?”, “How much experience have you had?” or “I’d like to see the male solicitor.”


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