What We Do
Addresses the need for long term programs, plans and systems to achieve the broad mandate of promoting and supporting the enhancement of the stature and influence of women in the legal profession.
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Articles of Interest
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The purpose of the Forum is to address the need for long term programs, plans and systems to achieve the broad mandate of promoting and supporting the enhancement of the stature and influence of women in the legal profession. Read the bylaws.
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Meetings and Events
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Access the archive of minutes for this Forum.
The CBABC Women Lawyers Forum believes that one of the best ways to support women in the practice of law and ensure their continued and successful participation in the legal profession is through mentoring. Read more.
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View Art of Communications Workshop
The Mentoring Program of the CBABC Women Lawyers Forum with the financial support of the Law Foundation of British Columbia is pleased to provide the following video taped Art of Communications Workshop as part of our ongoing support to women lawyers throughout British Columbia. The workshop took place on April 2, 2008 in Vancouver and is part of the training for mentors and mentees in the Mentoring Program. Please consult a link below to view the workshop.
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Reports and Newsletters
Reports and Newsletters provide a review of the Forum's activities for the year, including speakers and topics, special events, and resolutions.
CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Listserv
Participate in discussions via email with fellow Forum members, tapping into a trusted source of expertise in a new way. Send an email to email@example.com to join the listserv. Read the CBA Code of Conduct for CBABC Listservs and the CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Listserv Code of Conduct.
National CBA Women Lawyers Forum
The National CBA Women Lawyers Forum is aimed at promoting the stature and influence of women in the profession, as well as developing assistance programs, networking opportunities and mentoring programs.
The objective of the National CBA Women Lawyers Forum is to provide:
- personal and professional development;
- networking, mentoring and liaising opportunities;
- resources; and
Learn more about the National CBA Women Lawyers Forum.
Annual Mandatory Reporting to the Law Society on Professional Development Hours
The Law Society of British Columbia instituted mandatory reporting of professional development effective January 1, 2009. All practising lawyers -- full time and part time -- must complete a minimum of 12 hours of approved educational activities annually. At least two hours must pertain to any combination of professional responsibility and ethics, client relations, and practice management. For more information, visit the Law Society of British Columbia website.
The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to report that the Law Society of British Columbia has confirmed that professional development activities include attendance at CBABC Section presentations. As well, a personal tally of your CBABC professional development hours will be available online to members to view and print at will. CBA membership and Section participation is a very cost-effective means of achieving the professional development expectations of the Law Society.