|REPRESENTATION - JUDGES AND EXPERIENCED LAWYERS FEMALE PROVINCIAL JUDGES|
|Monday, 04 April 2005 00:00|
- N.B. Department of Justice; Law Society of N.B. Four of 31 provincially appointed judges in N.B. are women, the same proportion (13%) as the previous year, but up from 8% in 1996. In Canada as a whole, the proportion is slightly higher: about 22% of provincial court judges are currently women (Canadian Bar Association database, January 2005).
Women are better represented among federally appointed judges in N.B.: in early 2005, 24% (9 of 38) are women, about the same as the Canadian average.
There were 168 female lawyers (and 637 male lawyers) with 10 years or more experience in the province at the end of 2004, the criteria usually used for appointment to the bench.