Author: Melissa Burkett

AWL Golf Tournament – a great success!

Many thanks to everyone who attended this year’s golf tournament! It was a great success and we had a fantastic turnout in a safe environment.

Thanks to Lynx Ridge Golf Club for hosting and to our board member, Kara Davis, for organizing.

Lastly, congratulations to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams! See you next year!

  • First place: Deanna Steblyk, QC (ASC), Honourable Justice Johanna Price (ABQB), Jody Saunders (WCB), and Michelle Colley (Carbert Waite)
  • Second place: Ali Hyde (Blakes), Alexa Rudakoff (Blakes), and Sydney Kitchen (Blakes)
  • Third place: Karlen Majcher (TransAlta), Michelle Holmes (Torys), Chloe Sadler (PwC), and Mel Gabel (PureWeb)

International Women’s Day

The AWL Chooses to Challenge for International Women’s Day 2021! We will be making a monetary and time donation to the Elizabeth Fry Society so that more women can access legal services.

Membership Renewal/Fee Waiver

As the time for membership renewals approaches, we of the AWL Board wanted to share with our current members and potential new members some important changes to the 2021 membership structure.

In recognition of the constraints on our ability to provide programming during the pandemic and the additional hardships this pandemic has created for many of our members, we as a Board have decided to waive membership fees for all renewing and new members for 2021.

We will continue to offer events online in 2021, including a three-part Allyship, Diversity and Inclusion Series launching on January 27, 2021, as well as virtual networking nights, mystery lunches, mothers in the law playdates, and speaker events. And we remain committed to developing and offering events that allow our members to connect and develop professionally within the constraints we, as so many organizations, continue to face.

Maintaining and strengthening our community of women lawyers in Calgary and supporting the individuals who create this community remain driving objectives of the AWL. Our decision to waive membership fees for 2021 is one concrete step we have decided to take to advance these objectives and acknowledge the disproportionate impact that this pandemic has had on women.

However, many of our operating expenses remain ongoing, and our ability to offer quality programming to our members relies importantly on our funds. To that end, we would greatly appreciate any members who are able and willing to continue with their paid membership do so. We have also included an option on our renewal page for renewing and new members to sponsor memberships for those who may have difficulty paying.

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AWL Annual General Meeting – December 1, 2020

The annual general meeting of the members of the Association of Women Lawyers (Calgary) will be held virtually as follows:

December 1, 2020

12:00 pm

Calgary, Alberta

By Zoom

All AWL members are encouraged to attend and can access the Minutes from the 2019 AGM, as well as zoom information for the meeting in the “Members Only” section of the website after logging into their account.