In brief: Woolf to get grilling by women lawyers

Lord Woolf is to face questions concerning the role women lawyers will take in implementing civil justice reforms at the third annual Woman Lawyer Conference. The conference, which takes place on 12 April, will explore strategies to enable women lawyers to rise through the ranks of a male-dominated profession. The programme includes workshops, an open forum with Kamlesh Bahl and Laura Cox QC on the panel, and a keynote speech from Roberta C Ramo, past president of the American Bar Association.