What’s the right age to consider applying to the bench and how do you get your application noticed? According to Justice Susan Lang, now retired from the Court of Appeal for Ontario, it has less to do with a specific age and more to do with where you are in your career and what you’ve accomplished.
Lang spoke as part of the “In August Company: Advancing Women’s Leadership on the Bench” panel, part of the 2017 Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum held in Toronto recently. The panel also included three other women judges all with a range of experience on the bench who spoke about their own experiences.
Lang, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was on the Court of Appeal from 2004 to 2013, a judge of Superior Court from 1989 to 2004 and Toronto Regional senior judge from 1996 to 1999.