Barreau du Quebec, Legal business, Legal Practice Management, Quebec
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Differences between the sexes

Lawyers work hard. More than half of Quebec lawyers work put in more than 40 hours a week. That’s not surprising for a profession whose image is intricately linked with workaholism.

What’s interesting is the differences between the sexes. Surprisingly, more women than men put in 60 hour-plus weeks than men, according to a report by Quebec’s law society. While nine per cent of women surveyed by the Barreau du Québec said they work more than a sixty hours a week, only six per cent of men made the same claim. However, more men than women log 51-to-60 hour work weeks, and more women than men work between 31-and-40 hours a week.

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