Speed networking event a hit with young lawyers

  • October 20, 2016
  • Debbie A. Douglas and Raweya Abdulwali

In September the national Women Lawyers Forum held a networking event that brought senior practitioners together with young lawyers and law students. How did it go? Law student Debbie Douglas and new call Raweya Abdulwali tell us what they thought.

Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Not just a bystander

  • October 12, 2016
  • Heidi Schedler

Sexual harassment and sexual assault within the legal profession are happening far more often than most of us likely want to admit, writes WLF Co-Chair Heidi Schedler. And everyone in the profession has an obligation to make it stop.

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Alberta Branch Women Lawyers Forum reception honours successful women

  • September 14, 2016
  • Kanchana Fernando

The CBA Alberta Branch Women Lawyers Forum held a reception for new female judges, justices and Queen's Counsel in June 2016. This is the second time that this event has been held, and the Women Lawyers Forum hopes to continue holding the event every two years, in conjunction with the Q.C. appointments.

Women Lawyers

The Justicia Project comes to Saskatchewan

  • August 26, 2016
  • Barbra Bailey

The Justicia Project was developed in 2008 by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a partnership between the law society and law firms. The objective of the project was to work collaboratively to share best practices, develop resources and adopt proactive programs that would support the retention and advancement of women lawyers in private practice.

Women Lawyers

Celebrating Success

  • August 18, 2016
  • Nicole Merrick, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

On June 9, 2016, the Manitoba Bar Association Women Lawyers Forum ("WLF") held its sixth annual Celebrating Success event recognizing the notable achievements of women in the legal profession who have been appointed to or are retiring from the Bench.

Women Lawyers

Women lawyers: We still need a room forum of our own

  • March 24, 2016
  • Elaine Keenan-Bengts

Back in the dark ages, when I was just a baby lawyer, I was encouraged by a fellow lawyer to join the Canadian Bar Association. I wasn’t entirely sure, at the time, what the CBA was or how it might benefit me or my career.

Women Lawyers

Lunch with Mary

  • March 04, 2016
  • Jennifer Cooper, Q.C.

I had the delightful task this month of taking Mary E. Mouat, Q.C., to lunch. A senior family lawyer practising in Victoria, Mary was fresh from having been awarded the George A. Goyer, Q.C., Memorial Award for Distinguished Service.

Women Lawyers