Women Lawyers' Symposium in Ottawa

The symposium will include presentations as well as many different discussions

By Todd Harrison

On Friday January 29th, 2010


On Friday, February 5, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the County of Carleton Law Association present the first annual Women Lawyers’ Symposium in Ottawa.

This all-day event includes presentations by the Honourable Justice Louise Charron of the Supreme Court of Canada, physician and work-life balance coach Dr. Mamta Gautam, law firms of all sizes and the people who put together the Law Society’s Retention of Women Working Group.

Discussion topics include:

  • assessing options and determining the best fit within the present, traditional law firm model;
  • ensuring inclusiveness for women;
  • playing a leadership role and assisting in the evolution of the profession;
  • applauding women who have succeeded professionally; and
  • finding ways to get or give support from or to other women in the profession.

The symposium will also include concurrent workshops — one designed for sole practitioners and lawyers from small firms, and another for those who practise in medium or large-size firms.

The attendance fee is $200. For more information register online, or call the Law Society at 416-947-3315.