With all the recent media attention on sexual assault and sexual harassment, it’s a great time to check out the CBA’s podcast “Not Just a Bystander” which discusses what sexual assault and sexual harassment mean in legal terms, why they happen, and what we can do about it.
The Association of Women Lawyers would like to congratulate Justice Sheilah Martin on her appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada!
AWL is excited to announce that Mentoring Circles will be returning in January! The program will now run for the calendar year so as to coordinate more effectively with our membership year. We’re busy finalizing topics and speakers and look forward to providing you with more details soon.
Once again, the 2017 annual AWL Golf Tournament was a great success. With over 90 golfers, this year was made extra special thanks to the amazing weather and total solar eclipse that could be seen in the hours leading up to tee-off. Many keen golfers arrived early to take in the stellar view from the… Read more »
If you missed it in your inbox because you were too busy having fun this summer, our summer newsletter can be read here. Enjoy!
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 »
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 »
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 »