Articles 2023


“Will you be my Mentor?” – How to Cultivate the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

  • March 27, 2015
  • Bianca Thomas

A question that plagues many young lawyers trying to navigate their way in a stressful and cutthroat profession is how to go about finding a mentor and developing that mentor/mentee relationship. Your first few years as a lawyer are arguably the most challenging, and it is the period during which lawyers need the most guidance and support.

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Judicial Diversity: Why It Matters

  • February 17, 2015
  • Anna Wong

This past December’s round of judicial appointments by Justice Minister Peter MacKay puts the issue of judicial diversity squarely back in the spotlight.

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The Results Are In… More Women Are Sitting on Canadian Boards in 2014

  • February 10, 2015
  • Justine Johnston

Catalyst's 2014 Global Census report revealed that Canadian women held 20.8% of the S&P/ TSX 60 companies' board of director positions in 2014. Increased representation of women in the boardroom has been linked to improved corporate governance. Through gender quotas, strategic recruitment, and informal mentoring, women can continue to climb the corporate ladder all the way to the boardroom.

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What’s the Buzz?

  • December 10, 2014
  • Sheryl Smolkin

This is an eclectic quarterly compilation of links to articles curated by Sheryl Smolkin that may be of interest to members of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum. If you come across interesting content for this feature, please email the link to me at

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Events with WLF: Transforming Law Firm Culture

  • October 15, 2014
  • Sara Hopper

On September 18, 2014, the OBA Women Lawyers Forum section presented “Transforming Law Firm Culture: Creating Conditions for Career Success.”

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Gender, Equality and the Law: TWU and LSUC Face Off in Court

  • October 09, 2014
  • Anna Wong

Trinity Western University, a private Christian university in Langley, BC, has applied for judicial review of the Law Society of Upper Canada's refusal to accredit its proposed law school. The hearing is tentatively scheduled to take place before the Divisional Court on December 15-19, 2014.

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Did You Know?

  • September 30, 2014
  • Cynthia Aoki

Hello WLF members. I am your re-elected WLF executive member, Cynthia Aoki. This year, I am challenging myself to learn about social media and technology – and will be the Technology Liaison Executive. I am looking forward to providing you with the necessary information, so that you can maximize your use of social media, in keeping up to date with the OBA and the WLF. Below is some information that you may find helpful!

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