You're a Lawyer — Now What?

Learn about secret opportunities to enrich your career

By Todd Harrison

On Friday April 15th, 2011


wlaoThe Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Law Society are teaming up once again to present “You’re a Lawyer — Now What?” — the 5th annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law program.

On Wednesday, May 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join a group of experts at the Law Society for a discussion about career changes and the hidden opportunities in law. Two panels have been assembled. The first features lawyers who have found success pursuing atypical career paths:

  • Debra Campbell, philanthropic advisor;
  • Bryna Goldberg, retired executive vice-president and general counsel at Shoppers Drug Mart and director of Second Cup;
  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish, chief counsel for Aon Canada; and
  • Maria McDonald, bioethicist and privacy officer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

The second panel brings together legal career experts to answer your questions:

  • Ritu Bhasin from Bhasin Consulting Inc.;
  • Carrie Heller of The Heller Group;
  • Anita Lerek from Advocate Placement Ltd.; and
  • Rebecca Toth of ZSA Legal Recruitment.

Registration for students and WLAO members is $40; general admission is $50. Visit to register.