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Calling yourself a feminist is no longer enough

  • December 07, 2016
  • Caitlin Urquhart

In the wake of the recent U.S. election, Caitlin Urquhart writes that it’s no longer enough to call yourself a feminist, especially if you’re doing so from a place of white privilege. It’s time to fight back – for everyone’s benefit.

Women Lawyers

The WLF’s advocacy for the appointment of more wo

  • November 15, 2016
  • the National Women Lawyers Forum

The WLF (with the support of the CBA Equality Committee) has been advocating for the appointment of more women judges and greater diversity on the bench for a number of years.

Women Lawyers

Thane Campbell Lecture brings Marie Henein to Prince Edward Island

  • November 15, 2016
  • Emily MacDonald

The Prince Edward Island Law Foundation was pleased to have Marie Henein provide the 2016 Chief Justice Thane Campbell lecture. She gave the lecture, titled An Inconvenient Profession, on October 12, 2016 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Women Lawyers

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