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".

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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


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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

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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.

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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.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 15, 2021

Members! The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5:30PM.

The 2021 AGM will be hosted virtually and we are delighted to have Treasurer Teresa Donnelly as our speaker!

You must be a current member to attend!

Please register below in order to receive the Zoom link for the program - it will be included on the receipt.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 15, 2021

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Annual General Meeting - Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5:30PM.

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Members! Please take a moment to register for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 15, 2021.

The 2021 AGM will be hosted virtually at 5:30PM.

 

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International Women's Day 2021 - Come Celebrate on March 4th

Supporting women in the legal professions and judiciary in the age of COVID-19

Statistics show that the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have had a regressive effect on gender equality. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted female and racialized lawyers and paralegals. Across the world, more women are facing increased domestic violence, unpaid care duties, unemployment and poverty. Women with children are more likely to leave the labour force than men. Our speakers will share their unique experiences, challenges, success stories, and strategies to better accommodate and support women, with perspectives ranging from new called licensees to the judiciary.

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Panelists

Justice Lori Anne Thomas
Ontario Court of Justice

Dawn Desjardins
Vice President, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC

Christa Big Canoe
Legal Director, Aboriginal Legal Services

Nicole Biros-Bolton
Feminist Social Justice Lawyer/Associate, Ross & McBride LLP

Facilitator

Pam Hrick - Facilitator
Executive Director & General Counsel, LEAF

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

To register for this virtual event, please click here.  You will receive the link to the webcast a few days in advance of the program.

Please note that the Law Society of Ontario makes reasonable accommodations to enable persons with disabilities to attend and participate in its programs, including providing auxiliary aids and services upon request and removing architectural and communication barriers that are structural in nature where readily achievable.  To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact equityevents@lso.ca. In order for the Law Society to be able to make the necessary arrangements for accommodation, we require that you provide your request for accommodation at least a week (7 days) prior to the program date.

 

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WLAO 2020 Annual Awards Virtual Gala Presentation

Welcome to our 2020 Virtual Awards Gala Presentation!

Please click on the image below to be redirected to our Presentation portal.

The Presentation originally aired on Thursday, August 6th


Congratulations again to our award recipients:

2020 WLAO President’s Award
Dr. Signa Daum Shanks, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Member of Law Society of Ontario

2020 WLAO General Counsel Chapter Award
Cheryl Foy, Secretary and General Counsel, Ontario Tech University

2020 Aird & Berlis Equality Award
Maryam Hassan, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University

2020 Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-in-Law Award
Sabih Ottawa, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

2020 Torkin Manes LLP Trailblazer Award
Beth Burnstein, Queen’s University Faculty of Law

Thank you to our Annual Awards Sponsors:

The Honourable Sandra Chapnik, Aird & Berlis LLP and Torkin Manes LLP.

And we would like to express our appreciation to The Law Society of Ontario, Julie Williams with PrettyInPictures.ca
and Aspen Films for their support, as well as to everyone who contributed to our event.

If you would still like to make a donation to our Annual Awards program fund, please do so below. We appreciate your support!

Pay as You Can - 2020 Virtual Awards Gala

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

Come join us for the day away from the office at a fantastic event!

Network and enjoy a round of golf with friends and colleagues followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction/raffle and dinner. WLAO welcomes back partner Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE). Limited to 60! 30 WLAO members and guests, and 30 CAWEE members and guests. All skill levels are welcome! Fabulous prizes for all who play.

This is the usual golf fun on a very hilly 9 hole course, so get ready!

Uplands Golf & Ski Club!

When: Monday, August 22, 2022
Where: 46 Uplands Ave, Thornhill ON L4J 1K2 (Just off Yonge Street, below the 407)

Thanks again to our past Sponsors!  Become a 2022 Sponsor or Vendor! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Do you have a new product, service, promotional item? Know someone who does? We are looking for sponsors at all levels, prizes for our golfers, raffles and swag bags - donate today.

Would you like to display your products/services or do a demonstration of some sort? We are offering a Mini-Marketplace opportunity during the reception.  If you know someone who would like to show/sell a product or service. Hats, clothing, spa, jewelry, new household products - whatever would appeal to women 18 to 80!

For more information contact wlao@cogeco.ca

This event is rain or shine!

Golf Clinic:            TBA

Golf:                      1:00pm  (Please arrive at 12:30pm for registration)

Reception:           4:30pm (Golf ends for everyone at 4:00pm - no exceptions.)

Dinner:                 5:30pm (Simple BBQ dinner)

Cost:                      Full Day (golf, reception and dinner)

Members $135; Affiliates $145; Non-members $155 (plus taxes)
Foursome $540

Dinner (and reception)

Members $45; Non-members $55 (plus taxes)

Sponsored by: ADD You Company logo!

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There are no refunds within 7 days of program date.

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

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