Articles 2019

Emilia Coto, Founder and Lawyer, Sisu Legal

Women, Tech, and Law - Tips to Consider

  • November 19, 2020
  • Emilia Coto, Founder and Lawyer, Sisu Legal

Pandemic circumstances intensify inequalities related to gender, and other factors such as economic status, race, culture, language, and other intersecting elements of our identities. This article will discuss some technologies lawyers can consider adding to their practice to increase flexibility and efficiency in the practice of law, particularly at a time when the demands on our time appear to be greater than ever.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum
Sandra Shime

A Continued Call and Support for Gender Equality

  • November 17, 2020
  • Sandra Shime

Women must continue to press for flexible work, equal pay, and reliable childcare in court cases and in their workplaces so that we call all strive to shatter the glass ceiling. We all want to experience the incredible joy in raising our children, something I have experienced first-hand with two children of my own, but maintain our professional careers. 

Women Lawyers Forum

Considering Intersections: Client Services and Gender Discrimination

  • October 27, 2020
  • Birute Luksenaite, Founder and Lawyer, Portfolio Estate Law

I am a new member of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum Executive and I am excited to share my first article for the WLF’s article page and Section Insider. I wanted my first contribution to be something positive and inspiring for women lawyers, but a few experiences in my solo tax and estates practice (since launching it in 2019) raise certain persistent issues prevalent in our profession.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum
Amee Sandhu

Coping with COVID: 4 Reasons To Take A Family Hike

  • October 22, 2020
  • Amee Sandhu, Lawyer and Founder, LexIntegra

COVID-19 has been a challenging time with work, building a business, and my three kids (10 and under) at home for six months.  Even when not living through a pandemic, I find it difficult to make time to prioritize my health and wellness.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum

Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome in the Legal Profession

  • October 22, 2020
  • Thijiba Sinnathamby

An estimated 70 per cent of people experience feeling like an imposter at some point in their lives. While imposter syndrome affects everyone, women and in particular, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (“BIPOC”) women are uniquely affected by imposter syndrome. 

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum

A Message from the Chair: 2020/2021

  • September 29, 2020
  • Rachel Sachs, Chair, OBA Women Lawyers Forum

Rachel Sachs, Chair of the 2020/2021 OBA Women Lawyers Forum, welcomes the OBA WLF community.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum
Meet the 2020/2021 WLF Executive: Richa Sandill, Daniela Pacheco, Barbara De Dios

Meet the 2020/2021 WLF Executive: Richa Sandill, Daniela Pacheco, Barbara De Dios

  • September 25, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios, Corporate Counsel, Canadian Dental Services Corporation

Over the next several months, we’ll introduce you to the members of our 2020/2021 OBA Women Lawyers Forum Section Executive. We look forward to connecting and building relationships with OBA WLF members, and looking forward to introducing ourselves to you. Here are the profiles of our first three WLF executive members.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reflections on the Life and Death of RBG

  • September 25, 2020
  • Nandi A. O. Deterville, Vice-Chair, OBA Women Lawyers Forum

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been dubbed a trailblazer, a feminist icon, a beloved lawyer, justice, and leader, among many other superlatives, as reactions and reflections about her death have been published since the announcement of her death on Friday, September 18, 2020. Our very own OBA Women Lawyers Forum Vice-Chair has shared her reflections following these events, and includes some thoughts from follow executives.

Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum

Team Allyship: Collaboration That Includes the Whole Group

  • August 24, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios, Corporate Counsel at Canadian Dental Services Corporation

Facilitating change to our organization’s governance, management structure, policy and even social practices to remove unconscious and legitimized bias requires the work of multiple people, such as the Encourager, the Leader and the Mentor, among others with parallel objectives.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Women Lawyers Forum, Student Forum