CBA Canadian Legal Conference
CBABC President Miriam Maisonville (right) with Chief Justice Beverly McLachlan attending the CBABC Reception at the Canadian Legal Conference in Quebec City.
Considered the most important annual convention for legal professionals in Canada, the conference offers a wide array of workshops, seminars and continuing legal education sessions.
CBABC WLF Lunch – October 29, 2008 at Sutton Place Hotel
CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Lunch to present the first annual WLF Award of Excellence and launch the WLF 2008-2009 year.
To continue our sixth year of successfully promoting the stature and influence of women in the legal profession and to honour the first recipient of the WLF Award of Excellence, the Women Lawyers Forum invites all CBA members and non-CBA professionals and friends to the Women Lawyers Forum Fall Launch and Award of Excellence Luncheon. The WLF Award of Excellence celebrates the accomplishments of a woman who has succeeded in breaking new ground for women in the legal profession in BC. The Award recognizes an exceptional woman who has taken risks, fostered change and ultimately opened doors for women lawyers. In this award, we are not only celebrating the woman’s distinguished career achievements, but her outstanding contributions to women in the legal profession as a change agent, leader and mentor. The nominees for the first recipient of the Award are:
- Rosanne Kyle, Miller Thomson LLP
- Maria Morellato, QC, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Alison Murray, Murray Jamieson
- Margaret Ostrowski, QC, Immigration & Refugee Board
- Susan Paish, QC, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., CEO
- Marina Pratchett, QC, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
This article was published in the October 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.