Women Lawyers Forum Cross Country Roundup

  • September 26, 2017

Sara Gottlieb

Dear members,

Welcome to a new CBA year! The upcoming year will be an exciting time to be involved with the CBA Women Lawyers Forum (WLF). I’m writing to inform you of the various provincial events and programs the WLF has planned for the next few months.

Meet our 2017-2018 executive. We are here to help and would love to hear from you. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest WLF news. We also encourage you to join the WLF LinkedIn group and visit our webpage for the latest news, articles and more!

Below is a sampling of programs being offered across Canada that will help you maintain your connection to this profession, and in turn hopefully improve the retention of women as a whole. In particular, I encourage you to attend this year’s Leadership Conference for Professional Women (details below).

Please reach out and get involved, whether it is locally or nationally. I look forward to working with you all this year.


Sara Gottlieb
Chair, CBA Women Lawyers Forum


Register for our 2017 Leadership Conference for Professional Women! This conference is a great networking and PD opportunity, and is always a sellout. Don’t miss out on being part of a dynamic and unique learning experience. This event takes place on October 20-21 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.

Check out our Not Just a Bystander podcast. This podcast is free to the public, so please circulate the link as widely as possible. We all have a role to play in eliminating sexual harassment and sexual assault, and this podcast is an excellent platform for more in-depth discussions in your firm or organization. Have a sexual harassment story? Submit your story here.

Keep up-to-date with recent articles written by members. Members interested in submitting articles are encouraged to send them to Crystal Lam.


Oct 17: Be sure to register for the Pathways to Power Series: Female Outlaws. For more information, please contact Harvey Poon.

British Columbia

Sept 18: The WLF-BC held their fall launch with a Hot Tips from Top Mentors event to support the next generation of lawyers.

Oct 25: Be sure to register for the outreach event at Backyard Vineyard. We encourage all women lawyers inside and outside of Vancouver to attend this networking event. For more information, please contact CBA-BC.

A potluck will be held in New Westminster this fall. For more information, please contact CBA-BC.

Mark your calendar! CBA-BC will be organizing a WLF retreat at Sparkling Hill from April 6 - April 8, 2018.


The WLF-MB will be hosting the 7th annual Women and Song event at Le Garage. For more information, contact Chelsey Tait.


Sept 22- The WLF-QC held their fall launch with a luncheon Le travail des femmes juges au jour le jour. Be sure to visit the Québec PD page for upcoming events.