2017 Spring Celebration

The AWL’s annual Spring Celebration presents a unique opportunity to bring together new members of the Law Society of Alberta, the AWL community and members of the judiciary to recognize and celebrate this important rite of passage in a lawyer’s life. All new female 2016 calls are invited to attend and are individually recognized and… Read more »

Lunch & Learn: Bencher Elections

By: Roxanne Davis On May 24, AWL held a Lunch and Learn focused on promoting the upcoming Bencher elections to women who might consider running to become a bencher or supporting other women who stand for election.  AWL is coordinating its efforts in this regard with the Canadian Bar Association’s Women Lawyers’ Forum (WLF) group… Read more »

AWL YWL Brunch: Joining a Board

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 »

2017 Spring Newsletter

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.

2016 Women in Law Leadership Awards

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 »

2016 Spring Celebration

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 »

2016 Annual Golf Tournament

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 »