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McCarthy Tétrault LLP—Increasing Retention of Women Lawyers: The Parental Leave Program

Since 2004, McCarthy Tétrault’s senior leadership has identified gender diversity as one of the firm’s highest priorities. To help its lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault offers assistance before, during, and after parental leave. To bring the retention of women lawyers further into alignment with the firm’s progressive history of recruiting women, the firm transformed the various regional parental leave policies into a firm-wide Parental Leave Program. The program increased accessibility for both women and men lawyers through adjusted content and inclusive language.