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Eleanor Beaton outlines how women can fully realize their power at WLF Leadership Conference

  • November 20, 2019
  • Members of the CBA’s Women Lawyers Forum and others from across the country gathered in Halifax at the Leadership Conference for Professional Women on October 18-19. Conference participants heard a range of leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of the community share insight and advice on how to succeed in the face of challenges unique to women.

Bridget Morriscey

Women Lawyers

Interview with Daphne Dumont

  • August 30, 2019
  • Veronica Singer

Daphne E. Dumont, C.M., Q.C, is this year’s recipient of the Cecilia I. Johnstone Award. The 2019 Award will be presented during the Cecilia Johnstone Award Luncheon on October 19, the second day of the Leadership Conference for Professional Women. Dumont was one of the first women lawyers in PEI. She was the first female president of the PEI CBA and President of the national CBA in 2000-01.

Women Lawyers

BC WLF to Participate in Ovarian Cancer Walk

  • August 21, 2019
  • Rose Keith

The first Sunday of September each year the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope happens in 35 communities across Canada. This is the largest event of its kind in Canada, and the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards helping women with ovarian cancer live fuller, better and longer lives.

Women Lawyers

The power of law

  • June 11, 2019
  • Jennifer Taylor

A story about free tampons can say a lot about what a legal system values.

Women Lawyers

PEI Women Lawyers gather on International Women’s Day

  • May 08, 2019
  • Emily MacDonald

On March 8, International Women’s Day, fifty women lawyers and judges gathered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the 9th annual PEI Women Lawyers Forum luncheon and professional development day.

Women Lawyers

Sing on!

  • May 03, 2019
  • Naomi Schmold

This is an excerpt from Truth Be Told, An Anthology of Inspirational Stories by Women in the Law, published by the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA).

Women Lawyers

One size does not fit all: Court gowning directives across Canada

  • April 10, 2019
  • Carly Romanov

Robes have been ubiquitous with lawyers dating back to the Middle Ages and have been viewed as a grand tradition of the legal profession. Robes can be controversial at times, with some questioning their relevance in the 21st century legal profession.

Women Lawyers

ABA meetings - a valuable journey

  • April 05, 2019
  • Kathryn Sainty, Q.C.

For the past several years, the Women Lawyers Forum has been fortunate to send a representative to two meetings of the ABA – the midyear meeting and the annual meeting. This year the midyear meeting took place in Las Vegas in January.

Women Lawyers

Own your inner RBG

  • March 13, 2019
  • Jennifer Taylor

NOTE: This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily website published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. on January 29, 2019, with the title “What we can learn from On the Basis of Sex”

Women Lawyers