By: Noren Hirani and Jackie Johnson The Young Women Lawyers (YWL) hosted their third successful event of 2017 on Sunday, June 11. Just over 30 female lawyers under a 5-year call gathered at Q-Haute cuisine for brunch and a panel discussion entitled “So you want to be on Board”. Panelists Diane Petite, Q.C., former… Read more »
Our 2017 Spring Newsletter went out to all of our members on April 10, 2017. It included upcoming events notices and invitations for our members to join the AWL’s committees. If you’d like more information, check it out here.
The Court Support Program at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter provides coordinated, early, and ongoing intervention for women and their children who have or are currently experiencing family violence and abuse and who need to access legal and/or court services to ensure the safety of their family. Our Court Support Coordinators help women navigate their… Read more »
Our 2017 Winter Newsletter was sent to all members on January 16, 2017. To catch up on all of our exciting news, view the Newsletter here.
This year marked the 6th Annual Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards and the introduction of the Law Firm Award, presented to the firm operating in Alberta that best fosters an inclusive environment for women lawyers. The inaugural WILL Law Firm Award was present to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in recognition of the firm’s… Read more »
Our 2016 Fall Newsletter was sent to all members on September 26, 2016. To catch up on all of our exciting news, view the Newsletter here.
On June 27, the Association of Women Lawyers held its annual Spring Celebration to welcome and celebrate the new female lawyers called to the bar. Provincial Court Judge Joanne Durant provided her words of wisdom at the event and spoke to the audience about the importance of confidence. Members of the Court of Appeal, Court… Read more »
This year’s annual AWL Golf Tournament was another roaring success – literally! We had 109 women registered to play and they showed up in full force, notwithstanding the wind and cold. The organizers of this year’s AWL Golf Tournament are tremendously grateful to everyone who sponsored, participated in and contributed to this year’s tournament, which… Read more »
On May 8, twenty AWL members and guests spent the evening making more than 160 servings of delicious and nutritious soup for the youth at Cornerstone Youth Centre. Cornerstone Youth Centre is a free, after school drop-in center, for youth in grades 6-9 which provides a safe and caring place to go after school for… Read more »
On April 13, 2016, we had the pleasure of hosting a Lunch and Learn with Marian De Souza, QC as our speaker. Marian is the Executive Director of Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society (Assist), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing confidential help to lawyers, law students, and their immediate families with personal issues. Marian shed light on… Read more »