Featured Image

Town Hall Mentoring Event - September 13, 2022

Each Town Hall highlights mentoring tips offered by a range of practitioners within the same practice area.

Our second Town Hall Mentoring Event shares the practice of commercial law from three lawyers with experience diverse as an inventor who now litigates, a fashion lawyer and trademark agent, and a general counsel in the automotive industry. The Event will engage you from lively one on one interviews to a rapid Q & A segment to an intimate small group interactive session. Join us!

WLAO Town Hall Mentoring Event

Tuesday September 13, 2022

5.30PM to 7.00PM

Zoom attendance

Host: Lorisa Stein MA JD FEA

Speakers (more details to follow):

Rachel Prestayko

Ashlee Froesca

Kelly Kwan

All participants will be required to provide three questions for the speakers upon registration.

This Event is open to WLAO members and non-members.

There is no fee for this program.

September 13, 2022 - Mentoring Town Hall

$0.00

Our second Town Hall Mentoring Event shares the practice of commercial law from three lawyers with experience diverse as an inventor who now litigates, a fashion lawyer and trademark agent, and a general counsel in the automotive industry. The Event will engage you from lively one on one interviews to a rapid Q & A segment to an intimate small group interactive session. Join us!

September 13th, 2022, 5.30PM to 7.00PM

Ask a question of our speakers, or indicate a topic you would like to hear discussed.

SKU: N/A Categories: ,

Description

This Town Hall Mentoring Event explores the practice of family law from the perspectives of professionals engaged in litigation, collaborative, advocacy and peacemaker roles and answers questions from the registrants.

September 13, 2022 - 5:30PM to 7:00PM

 

Featured Image

Amicus Curiae Book Club - June 23, 2022

Please join us for our next Book Club Meeting on Thursday, June 23rd as we discuss Race After Technology by Professor Ruha Benjamin.

We are pleased to announce that the author, Professor Ruha Benjamin, will be attending as a guest speaker for the first hour (6-7pm).

In her latest book, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin offers a detailed, critical and sobering view of the ways in which bias is infused into technology.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Amicus Curiae Book Club - June 23, 2022

$0.00

Amicus Curiae Book Club meeting on June 23, 2022 at 6:00PM.

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

Please join us for our next Book Club on June 23, 2022.

 

WLAO Annual Awards Gala - June 16, 2022 (Hybrid Event)

The Women’s Law Association of Ontario is honoured to announce that Professor Mary Jane Mossman is the recipient of the 2022 President’s Award.  As a professor and trailblazer, she has positively influenced many in the legal profession.  Her research on the first women lawyers in Ontario is important and culminates in her upcoming publication, “Quiet Rebels: A History of Ontario Women Lawyers”.

WLAO invites you to celebrate Professor Mossman at our Annual Awards Gala:

Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Tickets are limited so please register early)
6:00pm reception; 6:45pm dinner (cash bar)
Sassafraz Restaurant, 100 Cumberland Street, Toronto (Yorkville)

We will also be presenting our General Counsel Award to Alexa Abiscott, the Aird & Berlis LLP Equality Award to Chantelle Hospedales , the Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-In-Law Award to Chiedza Mitchel Mutize, and the Torkin Manes LLP Trailblazer Award to Naomi Stuleanu. Our congratulations to the amazing women who will receive awards this year.

And we will take a few moments to acknowledge two of our recent President's Award winners, Dr. Signa Daum Shanks (2020) and Joanna Birenbaum (2021), with whom we were unable to celebrate in person due to the pandemic.

2022 Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Tickets are limited so please register early)
6:00pm reception; 6:45pm dinner (cash bar)
Sassafraz Restaurant, 100 Cumberland Street, Toronto (Yorkville)

Dress code:  Jazz up your business attire or go all out with cocktail wear!

Our event will also be available through streaming but we hope you are able to attend in person.

The WLAO President's Award recognizes a woman, firm or organization who has made a substantial contribution to the legal community and as a recognized leader, demonstrates a commitment to the promotion of women in the law: engaged, aware and connected to issues, substantive and personal, facing women in the legal profession today.

Closed Captioning will be provided.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this program - show your support! Click here.

Come celebrate fantastic women and their remarkable accomplishments! Registration below.

General Counsel Chapter Award

Alexa Abiscott
General Counsel and Secretary ApplyBoard Inc.

The Aird & Berlis LLP Equality Award

Chantelle Hospedales
Osgoode Hall Law School

The Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-In-Law Award

Chiedza Mitchel Mutize
University of Windsor Law School

 

The Torkin Manes LLP Trailblazer Award

Naomi Stuleanu
Osgoode Hall Law School
Schulich School of Business
Thank you to our Event Sponsor:

Formerly Ryerson Universit

Thank you to our Award Partners:

There are no refunds within 7 days of program date.

WLAO 2022 Annual Awards Gala

$30.00$3,200.00

2022 Annual Award Dinner Registration. Please contact wlao@cogeco.ca to inquire about tickets if quantities indicate "sold out".

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

2022 Annual Award Dinner Registration. June 16, 2022.

Amicus Curiae Book Club – April 26, 2022

Please join us on Tuesday, April 26th for our next Amicus Curiae Book Club event.

This month we are reading Becoming by Former First Lady, Michelle Obama. As always, we welcome any members to the discussion.

Synopsis: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, now available in paperback and as a Young Readers edition, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Amicus Curiae Book Club - April 26, 2022

$0.00

Amicus Curiae Book Club meeting on April 26, 2022 at 6:00PM.

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

Please join us for our next Book Club on April 26, 2022.

 

Integrating Mental Health Practices into your Legal Practice

Mental health isn't a task that can be simply checked off a to-do list but rather something we must learn to incorporate into our daily lives and legal profession.
In WLAO's ongoing efforts to help lawyers incorporate practices to maintain good mental health we are pleased to present an evening with three practitioners that will provide hands-on experience and practical tips.
Our panellists will first share their path to setting up and incorporating their well-being practices, the impact it has had on their lives and the benefits attendees may derive from incorporating such practices.
In the break out rooms Beth Mountford will lead the group in a Breathwork session, Madiha Vallani will guide the group in a mindfulness session and Teresa Isabel Dias will help dispel the myths of menopause and offer practical solutions for the effects, especially as related to professional women.
Expected Agenda:

5:30 - Intro and discussion by three panelists on their respective mental health practices

6:20 - Attendees will be separated into three breakout rooms to experience one practice in more depth

6:50 - Return as a group for final thoughts

Bios:

Beth Mountford

Recruitment Consultant with Smith Legal Search

Madiha Vallani

Lawyer and Certified Yoga Teacher, The Inverted Attorney 

Teresa Isabel Dias

Registered Pharmacist, MenopausED.org

This program contains 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content


Info:

April 11, 2022 - 5:30-7:00pm

Fee: Members $15, Member plus 1 Guest $15, non-members $25, Law students and Articling students are Free.

When registering please choose the session you'd most like to attend: Breathwork, Yoga, MenopausED or No preference.

April 11, 2022 - Integrating Mental Health Practices into your Legal Practice

$0.00$25.00

Integrating Mental Health Practices into your Legal Practice

April 11, 2022 - 5:30-7:00pm

Fee: Members $15, Members and 1 Free Guest $15, non-members $25, Law students are Free. 

When registering please choose the session you'd most like to attend: Breathwork, Yoga, MenopausED, No preference.

Don't miss this important event! The program qualifies for 1 Hour EDI Professionalism Content.

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

In WLAO's ongoing efforts to help lawyers incorporate practices to maintain good physical and mental health, we are pleased to present an evening with three practitioners that will provide hands-on experience and practical tips. Mental health isn't a task that can be simply checked off a to-do list but rather something we must learn to incorporate into our daily lives and legal profession. Mental health impacts are felt through the lens of equity and inclusion, and lawyer requirements to manage their professional and personal well-being.  Working towards creating a balanced personal and professional life filters through to the organizational cultures in which we live and practice.

Featured Image

Inaugural Town Hall Mentoring Event in Family Law

This Town Hall Mentoring Event is the first in a proposed series. Each Town Hall will highlight mentoring tips offered by a range of practitioners within the same practice area.

The Family Law Town Hall Mentoring Event explores the practice of family law from the perspectives of professionals engaged in litigation, collaborative, advocacy and peacemaker roles and answers questions from the registrants. We hope you will join us.

Speakers:

Alison Dennis- Family Law Litigator: Mobility and Jurisdictional issues

Debbie Hoffman – Métis Peacemaker, Mediator, Collaborative Family Lawyer

Lorisa Stein – Family Advocate, Collaborative Negotiated Contracts, Family Enterprise Advisor

March 22, 2022 - Inaugural Mentoring Town Hall - Family Law

$0.00

Inaugural Virtual Town Hall Mentoring Event exploring the practice of family law.

March 22, 2022 - 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Ask a question of our speakers, or indicate a topic you would like to hear discussed.

SKU: N/A Categories: ,

Description

This Town Hall Mentoring Event explores the practice of family law from the perspectives of professionals engaged in litigation, collaborative, advocacy and peacemaker roles and answers questions from the registrants.

March 22, 2022 - 5:30PM to 7:00PM

 

Featured Image

March 24, 2022 - Amicus Curiae Book Club

For women lawyers, with women lawyers, discovering women lawyers...

Please join us on March 24th for our next Book Club. We will be reading: State of Terror, a unique and utterly compelling international thriller co-written by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a Canadian, multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.    

What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena. As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of power in the places where it counts the most. To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state. State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller co-written by Hillary Rodham Clinton. From 6:00 to 8:00pm.

This FREE event is open to members only.

Amicus Curiae Book Club - March 24, 2022

$0.00

Amicus Curiae Book Club meeting on March 24, 2022.

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

Please join us for our next Book Club on March 24, 2022.  
Featured Image

2022 International Women's Day - March 8, 2022

Graphic image of women for International Women's Day

The Law Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario, the Women’s Paralegal Association of Ontario, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Young Women in Law is pleased to present our 2022 International Women’s Day event: Women Inspiring Women: Women Legal Leaders.

Join us in celebrating women who inspire us as leaders in their respective legal career paths. A panel of diverse legal professionals, including a Superior Court judge, chief legal counsel, a leading Indigenous litigator, and a paralegal, will share stories of what inspired them to choose their career paths, the challenges faced along the way and how they are working to promote the advancement of women in the legal professions.

Featured speakers

  • Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario
  • Karen Perron, President, Ontario Bar Association
  • Justice Audrey P.C. Ramsay, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Pam Hrick, Executive Director & General Counsel, Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund
  • Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
  • Jocelyn Tatebe, Vice-President, Women’s Law Association of Ontario and Strategic Legal Counsel, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
  • Gerri Camus, Vice President and Co-Founder, Women’s Paralegal Association of Ontario
  • Shara Roy, Chief Legal Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Katherine Hensel, Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • Sahar Talebi, Co-Director of Sponsorship, Young Women in Law and Associate, Lenczner Slaght

Please note that this program has been accredited for 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

Register Now

WLAO's Bencher Election Series: Part 1 - What is a Bencher?

Join us for the first in our Bencher Election Series! What is a Bencher? 

Please join WLAO for the first in a series of programs about Bencher Elections.

Our speakers, Atrisha Lewis, Jacqueline Horvat and Megan Shortreed, will relate their experiences with the process and answer questions.

This virtual program will run from 5:30 to 7:30pm on February 17, 2022.

This event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Click the link below to register!

This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content
This program contains 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content

February 17 - WLAO's Bencher Election Series: Part 1 - What is a Bencher?

$0.00$10.00

WLAO's Bencher Election Series:

Part 1 - What is a Bencher?

When: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: Online Zoom Conference

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

WLAO's Bencher Election Series:

Part 1 - What is a Bencher?

When: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: Online Zoom Conference
This is a FREE event for members and $10 for Non-members.

 

 

Featured Image

January 31, 2022 Check-in - Starting a New Role Virtually

From Onboarding to Developing in Your New Role

New Year, New Covid variant?

It seems like Covid is here to stay, as is working virtually. In this month’s check in we will chat about what it means to start a new role virtually, whether you are an established associate who’s decided to make a lateral move, a junior starting your fist job ever, a LPP candidate, or an articling student. Starting a new role can be challenging and even more so when starting such a role virtually. In this check-in we’ll discuss how to assist colleagues or juniors to onboard virtually.

This is a drop-in session, Zoom in at lunch (noon) on January 31st, to chat with colleagues about some of the challenges of starting a new role virtually and how to overcome them!

Register Now!

January 31, 2022 WLAO Member Check-in: Starting a New Role Virtually

$0.00

From Onboarding to Developing in Your New Role

New Year, New Covid variant?

When: Monday, January 31, 2022

Time: Noon to 1PM

Where: Online Zoom Conference

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

From Onboarding to Developing in Your New Role

New Year, New Covid variant?

When: Monday, January 31, 2022
Time: Noon to 1PM
Where: Online Zoom Conference
This FREE event is open to members only.

 

 

22
Aug
1:00 pm

19th Annual Deb Snead Memorial Golf Event - August 22, 2022

January 31, 2022 Check-in - Starting a New Role Virtually
Special Events
13
Sep
5:30 pm

Town Hall Mentoring Event - September 13, 2022

January 31, 2022 Check-in - Starting a New Role Virtually
Mentoring

Mail

Women’s Law Association of Ontario
1 Toronto Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5C 2V6

Phone

416-410-7267

toll free: 1-888-723-8883

Helpful Links

Copyright 2017 © All Rights Reserved   |   WLAO Women's Law Association of Ontario   |   Terms & Conditions