Women Lawyers Forum Cross Country Roundup

  • February 02, 2017

Dear members,

On behalf of the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) Executive, we would like to wish you all a happy new year! The WLF has been busy for the past few months and shows no signs of slowing down. Please contact Crystal Lam if you would like to get involved.

We encourage you to join the CBA National WLF LinkedIn page and visit the CBA National WLF webpage for the latest news and articles.

Be sure to check out the many national and branch events that are coming up in the next little while.


Heidi Schedler and Sara Gottlieb
Co-Chairs, CBA National Women Lawyers Forum


The CBA National WLF will be presenting a podcast titled Not Just a Bystander in the coming months. Please visit the WLF Webpage for more information!

Nominate an exceptional individual for the Cecilia I Johnstone Award! Deadline is April 30.

Register for the CBA Leadership Conference for Professional Women on Oct. 20-21, 2017 in Calgary, Alta.!

Keep up-to-date with recent articles published by Forum members. If you would like to contribute an article, please send articles to Crystal Lam.

Newfoundland & Labrador:
Feb 8. – Mar. 8: The WLF-N.L. and the Transition House Association of Newfoundland & Labrador will team up for a collection of gifts cards and cash for women fleeing violence and shelters across the province. Contact Ashley Woodford for more information.

Mar. 8: Join the WLF-N.L. in celebrating International Women’s Day with a panel of speakers on sexual harassment. Contact Ashley Woodford for more information.

Feb. 8: Register for a joint in-person program with the OBA Civil Litigation Law Section on Female Litigators: Staking Your Claim in the Courtroom.

British Columbia:
Feb. 15: Don’t miss an opportunity to mingle, dine, and hear remarks from Judge Buller at the Senior Women Lawyers Dinner. Contact the B.C. Branch for more information.

Mar. 4: Relax and attend a two day retreat at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa with the WLF-Kamloops Executive. For more information, contact the B.C. Branch.

Apr. 27: Mark your calendars! Be sure to register for the WLF-BC Awards Gala with special guest speaker Marie Henein. Contact the B.C. Branch for more information.

Nova Scotia:
Mar. 8: In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the WLF-N.S. is holding their annual collection of gift cards and items for shelters across the Province. Contact Jill Thomson for more information.

The WLF-N.S. will host its annual Breakfast with the Bench in April. Contact Jill Thomson for more information.

Mar. 22: Attend a discussion with the Honorable Madam Justice Georgina Jackson on Reflections on the Participation of Women in the Legal Profession, hosted by the WLF-Sask. South. Contact the Sask. Branch for more information.

Apr. 26: Register for the WLF Sask.-South Wine and Cheese event to reflect on this year’s events. Contact the Sask. Branch for more information.

New Brunswick:
May 12: Be sure to attend the WLF-N.B. 5th annual WLF conference! Contact Ryan Melanson for more information.

Dec. 1: WLF-AB hosted an in-person session on The Current State of Violence Against Women in Edmonton. Be sure to visit the Alberta PD page for upcoming events.

Jan. 20: The WLF-Man. held a successful session on Communicating with Confidence as part of the MBA Mid-winter Conference. Be sure to visit the Manitoba PD Page for upcoming events.

Prince Edward Island:
Jan. 25: The WLF-P.E.I. launched its book club for members. Contact Jane Smith for more information.