Women in Litigation

Women in Litigation   TAS

The Advocates' Society's premier Women in Litigation Symposium returns to Ottawa in 2017. Take advantage of this unique opportunity designed for female litigators and explore practical strategies that will enhance your strengths as an advocate. Hear directly from accomplished litigators and judges as they explore diversity in the legal profession, including equality and equity issues, diversity in the practice of litigation and diverse advocacy styles. Connect with colleagues and build support systems. All while gaining CPD hours.


Third Biennial Women in Litigation Symposium:

Diversity in Litigation

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Dr.

Ottawa, ON.

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Program Chairs:

Kirsten Crain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Catherine Lawrence, Department of Justice

Anne M. Turley, Department of Justice

Wendy Wagner, Gowling WLG

Keynote Speaker:

Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP

Faculty Includes:

The Honourable Justice Suzanne Côté, Supreme Court of Canada

The Honourable Justice Catherine Kane, Federal Court of Canada

The Honourable Justice V. Jennifer Mackinnon, Superior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch)

Madeleine Meilleur, Former Ontario Attorney General

Sally A. Gomery, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Joanna Hill, Department of Justice
Karen Ann Reid, O’Reilly, Reid

Qajag Robinson, Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


Accredited CPD

CPD Hours: This program contains 3.5 Professionalism Hours.

The Advocates' Society has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada.


Feedback from Previous Women in Litigation Symposium:

“Excellent! The speakers were well-prepared and provided great and relevant advice to female lawyers.”


“I really enjoyed the frank, real-life discussions and very helpful advice.”


“Very useful and great information offered. Very thought provoking. Great tips on work-life balance. Well done.”


“Well organized. Good speakers. Enjoyed myself and found the sessions helpful. Thank you!”








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