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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

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

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

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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

 

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Supplementing Your Practice - February 8, 2022

Finding ways to supplement your practice can set you up for success in a new area of law, or help you pivot into an alternative career. Our speakers will be discussing their certifications, the time and cost commitment involved in pursuing each of them, and the types of clients that their designations best serve. We will be hearing from:

Meghan O'Neil of Mills & Mills LLP and her role as an estates administration lawyer and TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner);

Lorisa Stein and her role as a family lawyer, mediator, voice of the child, and business enterprise specialist;

Sherif Rizk and his role as a Certified Fraud Examiner and civil law degree holder;

Gokul Kamaraj and his role in an alternative career in law as a senior manager in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist funding with Scotiabank; and

Madeline Ntoukas on the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation and her experience working as claims counsel.

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professionalism Content.

 

 

Supplementing Your Practice

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Finding ways to supplement your practice can set you up for success in a new area of law, or help you pivot into an alternative career.

When: February 8, 2022 from 6:30-7:30PM - virtual

The A-Z of Landing Your First Job

In partnership with the Law Society of Ontario, this event is geared towards assisting law students, articling students and new lawyers in finding their first job.
Our main points of focus include; how to look for employment opportunities, get noticed, interview effectively, and succeed in your role once hired.
Our speakers include Law Society of Ontario Treasurer Teresa Donnelly who will be discussing what resources and supports the Law Society has to offer you, as well as Titilayo Desbiens, who is the Director of Human Resources at Zensurance.
Our WLAO hosts Madeline Ntoukas and Veronica Blanco Sanchez will share their first hand experiences with navigating the Toronto and Ottawa employment markets.
Please submit any specific questions you might have for our speakers when you register.
If the registration is full and you would like to be added to the "wait list", please contact wlao@cogeco.ca.
This program contains 0 hour(s) and 45 minutes of Professionalism Content.
This program contains 0 hour(s) and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

November 23, 2021 - The A-Z of Landing Your First Job

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In partnership with the Law Society of Ontario, this event is geared towards assisting law students, articling students and new lawyers in finding their first job.

When: November 23, 2021 from 6:30-7:30PM - virtual

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Young Lawyers Mentoring Event - June 24, 2019

WLAO Young Lawyers Chapter Mentoring Event: Beyond the Firm

Date: June 24, 2019
Location: Maezo Restaurant, 67 Richmond St W #101, Toronto, ON M5H 1W2
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $35 plus HST ($40 at the door) No charge for Mentors!
CPD: This program qualifies for 1 professionalism hour.

The WLAO Young Lawyers Chapter invites you to join them at their summer mentoring program. Have your questions answered by lawyers with many years of experience. The event will be held at the Maezo Restaurant on June 24th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through multiple speed-mentoring sessions in small groups, and later, meet and mingle with a variety of accomplished lawyers from diverse practice areas.

Our confirmed mentors so far include (list will update once a new name becomes available):

1. Antonella Ceddia, M.A., LL.B.
Litigation Group, City of Toronto, legal services division

2. Lana Driscoll
Partner, ZSA Recruitment

3. Jen Quito
Counsel and Team Manager, Practice Supports and Resources
The Law Society of Ontario

4. Beata Raczynska
Counsel at Ontario Clean Water Agency

5. Emily Lee
Partner, Alt Recruitment Partners

6. Kathleen Flynn
Recently Retired from position as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

A selection of delicious items will be prepared by the award winning Maezo chef. Includes a glass of wine. Cash bar.

More participating mentors will be announced as they are scheduled!

Please become a sponsor! Contact wlao@cogeco.ca for information about sponsorship opportunities!

May 30, 2019 Mentoring Event

WLAO Articling Chapter Mentoring Event

Date: May 30, 2019
Location: Maezo Restaurant, 67 Richmond St W #101, Toronto, ON M5H 1W2
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 plus HST ($35 at the door) No charge for Mentors!

The WLAO Articling Chapter invites you to join us at our mentoring event to have your questions answered by lawyers with years of experience. The event will be held at the Maezo Restaurant on May 30th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through multiple speed-mentoring sessions in small groups, and later, meet and mingle with a variety of accomplished lawyers from diverse practice areas.

A selection of delicious items will be prepared by the award winning Maezo chef. Cash bar.

Mentors participating in our program include:

Glynis Evans from the Department of Justice Canada

Lisa Bernstein with Legal Aid Ontario

Alanna Narain from Desjardins

Frances Gallop from Rae Christen Jeffries LLP

Sandrine Emmanuel Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Melissa Mustafa with Bandhu Lakhani Campea LLP

Amanda Meadows from Freshii Inc.

Breanna Needham with Borden Ladner Gervais

Lindsay Charles from McLeish Orlando

Maria Nasr from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Vagmi Patel with Mason Caplan Roti

Raeya Jackiw with Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Lindsay Woods with Lerners LLP

and Dorothy Hagel from Hagel Law Firm

Please become a sponsor! Contact wlao@cogeco.ca for information about sponsorship opportunities!

Build Your Practice - November 7, 2018

A panel event presented by Women's Law Association of Ontario

Date: November 7, 2018
Location: 361 University Ave – Toronto Lawyers Association Lounge
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Cost: Members $25 plus HST; Non-Members $30 plus HST

CPD Accreditation: 1.5 Professionalism Hours (1.25 general; 0.25 EDI)

Learn from the experiences of a diverse panel of entrepreneurial counsel about building your own legal practice- whether your goal is to make partner or set up your own firm! Refreshments served at 6:00 pm; panel at 6:30 pm. Networking to follow.

Featuring the following panel members:

  • Emily Lam, partner at Kastner Law, formerly founding partner at Greenwood Lam.
  • Julie Stanchieri, founding partner of Stanchieri Family Law
  • Pinar Ozyetis, GC of the AIR MILES program at LoyaltyOne Inc., former partner at Folger Rubinoff
  • Shilpa Pathak, sole practitioner in Peel Region

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