Not Just a Bystander Podcast

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.

Supreme Court Appointment

The Association of Women Lawyers would like to congratulate Justice Sheilah Martin on her appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada!

Stay tuned for the return of Mentoring Circles!

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.

2017 AWL Golf Tournament

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 »

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.