Nova Scotia Women Lawyers Forum Celebrates International Women's Day
|Stewart McKelvey team from l to r: Darlene Blanchard (Stewart McKelvey), Kathy McNab (Adsum House), Tyana Caplan (Stewart McKelvey), Emma Halpin (Stewart McKelvey), and Amanda Quarmby-Bennett (Bryony House)
On March 7, 2014, in recognition of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Law Forum invited the legal community to join in the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Collection Drive for women’s shelters and transition homes across the province. Fifteen law firms and offices from Sydney to Yarmouth donated over $6,000 in gift cards, cash and other items to be used in their local community’s women’s shelters and transition homes. Representatives of local women’s shelters were in attendance to receive the donations and answer questions.
Refreshments provided by NS PPS Crown Attorneys’ Office on March 7, 2014.
Submission to Government
Judicial Appointments: Letter to Minister of Justice (March 2014)
National Sections: Children’s Law Committee
National Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.
Join the Children’s Law Committee listserv!
Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.
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Linda K Robertson’s blog
Linda K. Robertson, our very own Women Lawyers Forum Co-Chair, has a featured blog on slaw.ca, a Canadian online legal magazine. To read Linda’s blog please visit: http://www.slaw.ca/author/robertson/
In order to create networking opportunities and a forum for discussion and exchange on subjects relevant to the Women Lawyers Forum, we have recently created a group on LinkedIn.
This professional networking site allows you to:
- Establish connections with other professionals interested in mentoring,
- Access liaising opportunities,
- Share cases and accomplishments; and
- Keep informed about upcoming Women Lawyers Forum events and activities.
If you’re already a LinkedIn member, we invite you to join the CBA Women Lawyers Forum group. You can easily do by clicking on the “Groups” tab type “CBA Women Lawyers Forum” in the search box and select the “Join Group” option. If you are not already a member, membership in LinkedIn is free and easy to join by going to http://www.linkedin.com/home
We look forward to meeting you on LinkedIn.
The Women Lawyers Forum wants to get the word out!
The WLF is one of the largest conferences within the CBA and many of its members are doing incredible things within their legal communities and beyond. These accomplishments reflect positively on the legal profession as a whole and on the contributions made by women lawyers across the country.
To ensure these accomplishments are broadly recognized, the WLF will be highlighting these achievements and triumphs in upcoming newsletters and on its website as a new monthly feature - “What’s She Up To?”
Let us know what our members have been up to lately. If you or a colleague you know has recently accepted a new position, appointment or award that you think should be recognized, pass it on to the WLF editorial board, and we’ll spread the word!
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The latest edition of The Common Room is now available.
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