Jul 26, 2022
Since she was a little girl, Sally
Callander has wanted to be a lawyer. Armed with education
and passion for gender equality and women’s roles in law, she has
established her own firm in Mudgee, NSW — a move that has
endeared her to locals, thanks to her genuine empathy for their
concerns and values, together with her advocacy for women.
On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Sally Callander Law principal solicitor Sally Callander — who is a finalist for Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year at the 2022 Australian Law Awards — about her lifelong ambition to become a lawyer, how and why she and her family moved to regional NSW, her background in sociology and gender studies, and what the early days of legal practice in the regions were like.
Ms Callander also details her philosophy on women in the workplace, why she runs an all-female law firm, how the regions are changing, the critical approaches needed in adapting to regional expectations, the challenges she foresees for regional and suburban solicitors, and her plans for expansion into other areas of Australia.
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