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60 Seconds: That's all it took

  • October 19, 2015
  • Hilary Furness

Articling student Hilary Furness shares a personal account of overcoming her fears about her first time in the courtroom.

Women Lawyers Forum
Meet the Executive: Richa Sandill

Meet the Executive: Richa Sandill

  • October 19, 2015

Each month we will introduce a different member of the Women Lawyers Forum Executive. Learn a little bit about us, why we joined the executive and what we love about being a lawyer.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making a Career Transition

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making a Career Transition

  • October 13, 2015
  • Erin C. Cowling

Career transitions can be difficult (let’s be honest, more like downright terrifying). I knew a career shift was on the horizon when I returned from my second maternity leave to my job as a senior litigation associate at a large law firm. Something was “off”. I wasn’t sure if this was because of my time at home, the expectations of the job, the files, the clients, the firm, or a bit or all of the above. I just knew something had to change.

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Up For Debate - Politics, Women’s Issues, and Bringing Back the “Feminism” Word

  • October 06, 2015
  • Richa Sandill

On September 21, 2015, in a sold-out auditorium at the University of Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre, Canadians witnessed the closest thing they will see to a women’s issues debate this election. Up for Debate 2015 was a screening of a compilation of recorded video interview clips with leaders from four of five major political parties, including the Liberals, the New Democratic Party, the Bloc Quebecois, and the Green Party.

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What's the Buzz?

  • October 06, 2015

A compilation of links to articles, podcasts, and videos that may be of interest to members of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum. Have suggested content for this feature? Email the link to Justine Johnston at jvjohnston@stikeman.com.

Women Lawyers Forum

Meet the Executive

  • September 23, 2015

Each month we will introduce a different member(s) of the Women Lawyers Forum Executive. Learn a little bit about us, why we joined the executive and what we love about being a lawyer.

Women Lawyers Forum

What's the Buzz

  • September 18, 2015

A compilation of links to articles, podcasts, and videos that may be of interest to members of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum. Have suggested content for this feature? Email the link to Justine Johnston at jvjohnston@stikeman.com.

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So You Want to Go Into Politics!

So You Want to Go Into Politics!

  • April 23, 2015
  • Maryellen Symons

Women are 52% of the Canadian population, but we’re not yet 52% of the people in political office at any level. Four women lawyers with political experience — three who have held or run for office, and one current political staffer — shared their experience, insight and encouragement in a panel discussion on Women in Politics, the first in the Women Lawyers Forum’s three-part series, “Pathways to Power”.

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METRAC’s ReAct Program Shines at the Law Society’s International Women’s Day Event

  • April 23, 2015
  • Shequita Thompson, w/ introduction by Amelia Martin

On March 5, 2015, the OBA Women Lawyer’s Forum joined forces with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to help to co-ordinate the Law Society of Upper Canada’s International Women’s Day event. The panel discussion was entitled “Sexual violence against women: the more things change, the more they stay the same?”

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The OBA Women Lawyers Forum Talks Pay

The OBA Women Lawyers Forum Talks Pay

  • April 09, 2015
  • Richa Sandill

For better or for worse, terms such as the “gender pay gap” and the “glass ceiling” are known across the board as problems that continue to persist in the way of women’s advancement. Everyone knows that women and men continue to be paid unequally. Global level conversations have been held to try and solve these issues. Yet, surprisingly little has been done to address a topic that can potentially provide answers and encouragement at a very basic level: how do you ask for the pay you deserve?

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