Get Involved

 

The Advocates’ Society offers members many ways for members to get involved. Become an active part of your community of advocates and give back to your profession while you build your profile and network.

Mentor

Intermediate and senior members are always needed to mentor young advocates. The support and advice you can offer will help develop and strengthen the next generation of advocates. Opt-in as a mentor for our members-only on-line mentoring portal on your Member Profile page. Volunteer for local mentoring events. Encourage a junior in your firm to also get involved with our Young Advocates’ Standing Committee or by writing for Keeping Tabs. For more information on our mentoring programs, contact Robin Black, Director of Marketing and Membership at robin@advocates.ca


Speak

Do you have an idea for a CPD presentation or program? We welcome our members to submit ideas for new topics for our programs. Please contact Rose Yanco, Director of Education at rose@advocates.ca


Teach

The Advocates’ Society is the only CPD provider that trains its skills instructors. If you are interested in knowing more about our training program and teaching for The Advocate’s society, contact Rose Yanco, Director of Education at rose@advocates.ca


Write

Share your insights with your fellow members by contributing to our publications and blogs. Whether your inclination is to write a more substantive advocacy piece for The Advocates’ Journal or a blog for your Practice Group or one of our newsletters (Advocacy Matters and Keeping Tabs), we welcome your submissions.

The Advocates’ Journal
Advocacy Matters
Keeping Tabs
Practice Groups

Lead

We offer a number of ways for our membership to take on a leadership role, no matter what your vintage. 


Practice Groups
We have a dozen Practice Groups that run a variety of social and substantive programs throughout the year. Practice Group membership is included in your Society membership and all members are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information on how you can get involved you’re your Practice Group, contact your Practice Group Chairs or Dave Mollica, Director of Policy and Practice at david@advocates.ca.


Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (YASC)
The Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (under 10 years of call) represents the voice of young advocates in the Society. Members of this Committee participate in the Standing Committees and Task Forces of the Board, host events and produce Keeping Tabs, a newsletter for young advocates. Get more information on YASC and how you can get more involved here.


The Board of Directors
The Advocates’ Society’s active and dedicated Board is comprised of leaders of the bar from across Canada. The Standing Committees and Task Forces of the Board are the forces behind everything the Society does for its members – from CPD to advocacy to collegiality. If you are a senior member of the bar, and a member of TAS, who is interested in making a commitment to the ultimate leadership role that the Society has to offer, express your interest by contacting Heather Cook at heather@advocates.ca.