CBA Leadership Conference for Professional Women 

Oct. 18-19, 2019
Halifax NS

Presented by the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum

From October 18-19, 2019, the Women Lawyers Forum of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is very proud to be holding its biennial Leadership Conference for Professional Women. Join us in Nova Scotia at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront hotel. This year, the Conference is going beyond our legal community by expanding its horizons to include women from all professions.
Building Thriving Communities is the theme of the Conference this year. Our theme will inspire professional women from across Canada to meet and work on the common goal of engaging with and developing their communities. As in previous years, this Conference will provide a venue for professional women to build their skills as community leaders – through substantive sessions and networking opportunities – and learn how to apply their skills to benefit their communities.

Topics to be explored will include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women in Politics
  • Public Speaking and Communications
  • Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Community


On-line registration is now open. To register online (credit card only) please click the REGISTER NOW button on the right-hand side of the page.

Be Green: We encourage everyone to register electronically. If you encounter any issues, please contact

Please note that your registration will not be processed until payment has been received.


Group Registration

This year we are offering a 20% discount to groups of 5 registrants or more from the same organization. Some restrictions apply – please see the following form for details:

Group Registration Form


Conference Rates

Early Bird Rates Available Until August 31, 2019

  Fees Total
CBA Members - Early Bird $675.00 + taxes   $776.25 
CBA Members  $830.00 + taxes $954.50
Young Lawyers <5 years (CBA Members) - Early Bird $590.00 + taxes $678.50
Young Lawyers <5 years (CBA Members) $745.00 + taxes $856.75
Students (CBA Members) $395.00 + taxes $454.25
Non-Members - Early Bird $865.00 + taxes $994.75
Non-Members $965.00 + taxes $1109.75
Day Pass (CBA Members) $450.00 + taxes $517.50
Day Pass (Non-Members) $550.00 + taxes $621.50

There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to September 18, 2019. No refund will be given after September 18, 2019. There will be no refunds for “no-show” registrants. 

Meeting Venue and Accommodations

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5
(902) 421-1700

Did you know that booking your stay at the conference hotel using the channels below allows the CBA to keep overall conference costs down, and pass these savings on to our delegates? The CBA guarantees a minimum number of bedroom bookings to the hotel and rooms booked outside our block put us at risk of paying a penalty. Your choice of hotel for this conference affects the association. We appreciate your help by booking in the official conference room block.

Reserve your room online here or by contacting the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront directly at (902) 421-1700 and mention the 2019 Women Lawyers Conference to obtain the preferred rates starting at $204.00 per night plus tax.

The preferred room rate is available until September 23, 2019 (subject to availability). 


AIR CANADA: Book online using promo code 9MFF4U71 to take advantage of a 10% discount on Flex, Comfort, and Latitude Economy airfares.* **

WESTJET: WestJet is pleased to offer 5% off Econo base fares and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium base fares for travel in Canada. Book online using discount code 7W1W6CZ. * **

PORTER AIRLINES: Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). Please book online using promo code CBAL19. *

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-525-7537 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #C136499.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve online or call 1-800-842-5628 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) #A033600.

*The promotion/discount code must be provided at the time of booking to be eligible for the advertised discount.
** Bookings must be completed online to be eligible for the advertised discount.



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Angèlie Gilchrist Blanchard
CBA National Office
(613) 237-2925
1-800-267-8860 Ext. 149