International Women in Law roundtable in Costa Rica

We held our first International Women in Law roundtable in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica international women in law roundtable

We were hosted by BLP, a law firm set up in 2004 in Costa Rica with regional branches across Central America.

On 17 February, BLP organised the first presentation of our report Advocating for Change: Transforming the Future of the Legal profession through greater Gender Equality at their auditorium in Costa Rica.

Our international programmes manager, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, shared the findings with the audience of more than 18 participants, who agreed that tangible initiatives must materialise to tackle the problem of gender inequality in the legal profession in Costa Rica.

We facilitated our first International Women in Law roundtable at BLP with 14 Costa Rican female lawyers participating, who discussed the challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for achieving gender equality.

The Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica welcomed our Advocating for Change report and the president of the Colegio, Alvaro Sanchez Gonzalez, welcomed this exchange, suggesting follow-up initiatives between the Law Society and the Colegio.

We also met with the president of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, Manuel Barberena.

We thank the British Embassy in Costa Rica and BLP’s Viviana Liberman, Irene Aguilar and, particularly, Ximena Martin for their support.