Dear Women’s Law Association of Ontario,
Thank you for your support toward the Osgoode & UTLaw First Generation Networks and for considering the following request.
The Osgoode First Generation Network was created in December 2015 with the aim of reducing the professional, social and financial barriers to law school faced by students who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education. The Network expanded to UTLaw in September 2016. The Network has a strong focus on activities that involve members of the legal community who were also the first in their family to attend post-secondary education. This year we launched a professional mentorship program for our student members and are planning two large events to be held at Toronto-based law firms in Spring 2017.
As the support of first generation legal professionals is so integral to our success, we are looking to grow our list and seek out more individuals who fall into this category. We have had the support of many Bay Street firms and the Ministry of the Attorney General in distributing our Call for Participation, but we feel that we are missing several members of the legal community, including: sole practitioners, in-house lawyers, judges, lawyers specializing in non-corporate areas of law and more.
In order to expand our list of first generation lawyers, we are hoping that the Women’s Law Association of Ontario may be willing to distribute our Call for Participation to your membership list, and/or promote the Call for Participation through any available channels (website, social media, etc.). The Call for Participation includes instructions on how interested individuals can join our network. Once new members join, they will be added to our e-mail list where they will receive a monthly newsletter, and invitations to participate in our programs and events.
Thank you for your support toward this initiative and for considering this request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Osgoode & UTLaw First Generation Network Founder
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