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.
Tying in with initiatives across Canada to promote women on boards, our next event is focused on joining a board of directors. Our panelists, Diane Pettie, Q.C., Director ATB Financial, Tina Antony, Director Calgary Opera, Melanie Pituch, Director Famous 5 Foundation, and Janet Soles, executive search consultant, will provide their insight on the “how-to”s and advantages of directorship for different types… Read more »
AWL cordially invites you to a primer on the role of Benchers of the Law Society of Alberta, and how you can get involved – either as a Bencher candidate or in support of other women standing for election as a Bencher in the election on November 15, 2017. The Honourable Madam Justice Gillian Marriott… Read more »
Make August 21, 2017 a stellar day! Start it by viewing the solar eclipse (early bird registrations receive a free pair of Eclipse Shades® – Safe Solar Eclipse Glasses) and spend the afternoon and evening at the annual AWL Golf Tournament and banquet. Join us and network with female clients, business leaders, coworkers, and other… Read more »
AWL is excited to continue its Mentoring Circles Program for another year, which is available to women lawyers in Calgary of all years of call and practice status. Participants may be practicing, non-practicing, or retired members of the Law Society of Alberta. This Mentoring Circles Program is unique in its format, focus and participants in… Read more »
Join us for a formal luncheon to hear a Keynote Address by Marjorie Hickey Q.C., presenting counsel for the Canadian Judicial Council at the Camp Inquiry, followed by a panel discussion including Alice Woolley, professor of law at the University of Calgary and one of the initiating complainants in the Camp inquiry and Lise Gotell, professor,… Read more »
***NOTE: the time for the Spring Celebration has been changed to 12:00-1:30 PM on May 12, 2017. If you had previously confirmed your attendance, there is no need to re-RSVP. *** Join us and special guest, the Honourable Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, on May 12, 2017, as we celebrate the Calgary… Read more »
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.