Women Lawyers: Sharing Success Strategies - Life and Law Series

Nov. 4, 2013
Toronto ON

Women Lawyers:
Sharing Success Strategies - Life and Law Series
Women Lawyers Forum | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Program followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception

Hear the stories behind the most successful women in the legal profession and how they seemingly manage to have it all.  Join us for The Ontario Bar Association’s first program in our “Life and Law” series, and hear our unparalleled faculty of women speakers share with you their key strategies and learned lessons on achieving success in the legal profession and maintaining balance. If you are a woman trying to achieve your goals in law and life, this is a program you can't afford to miss!

Hot topics include:

  • Changing your career path
  • Creating opportunities for career advancement
  • Finding the energy to keep going: don't just make money - make a difference
  • Effectively balancing needs: your employer's, your clients' and your own
  • Keeping abreast of recent pregnancy/parental issues
  • Successfully starting your own firm
  • Differentiating yourself in a competitive legal environment
  • Reporting uncivil counsel
  • Effectively running and winning an election
  • Making partner on terms you can live with 
  • Having it all: finding your work-life balance.

This program will be followed by a networking event where you will have the opportunity to meet  and get into more in-depth conversation with some of our inspirational speakers.


Pascale Daigneault, President, Ontario Bar Association
Shelley Quinn, Counsel, Federal Department of Justice and Chair, Ontario WLF 


The Honourable Anne Marie Bonkalo, Chief Justice, Ontario Court of Justice
Janet Fuhrer, Second Vice President, Canadian Bar Association
Judith Huddart, First Co-Chair, Women Lawyers Forum, CBA National
Arleen Huggins, Koskie Minsky LLP
Judith Hull, Past President, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Pascale Pageau, Past Chair, Women Lawyers Forum, CBA National
Charmaine Panko, Miller Thomson LLP - via video
Laurie Pawlitza, Torkin Manes LLP
Cathy Wilde, Fleck Law
Malliha Wilson, Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Services Division - via video
Miriam Young, President, Toronto Lawyers Association

Program Details

Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Agenda 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Program followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

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