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Tejal Harri-Morar

Thoughts on Diversity Practices in our Organizations

  • May 24, 2021
  • Tejal Harri-Morar

Coming from South Africa, a country that had openly practiced direct and indirect exclusionary practices previously against its citizens and inhabitants, I offer my real-life observations and thoughts on the current practices in organizations and recommendations that can possibly assist with furthering diversity practices.

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Sandra Shime

Remote Work: New Lessons from our Not-So-New Reality

  • May 24, 2021
  • Sandra Shime

For those of us with children, we all have assessed the losses for them over this pandemic year and struggled to help them cope with the absence  of social get-togethers, driver’s education, sports, and being at school with their classmates and teachers.

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Our Daughters are Listening: A Review of Recent Literature Related to the Rise of Anonymous Abuse of Female Politicians Online

  • April 15, 2021
  • Louise Vrebosch

A great deal has been written, particularly since the recent U.S. Congressional campaign, studying the increasing predominance and impact of harmful language directed towards female candidates and politicians on social media platforms. Although few female politicians could discount the benefits of using social media to connect with and mobilize their constituency, the impacts of online sexism, harassment and threats disproportionately targeted at female politicians online is undeniable.

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Jacqueline Angelakis

OBA WLF Event Highlights: January 2021 Speed Mentoring

  • April 02, 2021
  • Jacqueline Angelakis

Jacqueline Angelakis highlights a recent OBA WLF event, a two-day speed mentoring session held in collaboration with the Global Lawyers of Canada (Ontario Chapter).

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Amelia Yiu

Managing Parental Leave: Considerations for Women in the Legal Profession

  • April 02, 2021
  • Amelia Yiu, Elm Law Professional Corporation

Lawyers who are about to welcome a new child into their lives should all be concerned about parental leave, but I am writing this for the Women Lawyers Forum because the burden of child care disproportionately falls on women in our society. This is because of the ingrained expectation that women perform these childcare duties, no matter what their profession or the profession of their spouse.

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