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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.

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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.

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Creating our Future: National Leadership Conference

  • February 05, 2016
  • Linda K. Robertson

The third CBA Women Lawyers Forum National Leadership Conference was held in Vancouver on November 20 and 21. The conference sold out almost two months in advance with 260 registered plus a long waiting list.

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Recalculating women’s shelf life

  • December 25, 2014
  • Rebecca Bromwich

A couple of high-profile U.S. companies announced this fall that they would be offering young women the opportunity to freeze their eggs as a perk of the job. Rebecca Bromwich wonders what this push to keep young women in the workplace says about...

Gender equality gap and the legal profession

  • December 25, 2014
  • Archana Medhekar

Canada ranked 19th out of 142 countries in the latest Global Gender Gap Report issued by the World Economic Forum. Archana Medhekar writes that the report “should prompt us to do some soul searching” and to assess…

What women lawyers gain from women-only groups

  • June 30, 2014
  • Linda Robertson

Is there any need in 2014 to segregate organizations by gender? Hasn’t the war been fought and won? Lawyer-cum-consultant Linda Robertson argues in this blog post, originally published on, that women-only groups still have a place in…