What is the Mid-Career Advocates' Standing Committee (MASC)?
For the purpose of carrying out its mandate, the definition of midcareer advocates is not rigidly defined, but generally considered to be comprised of advocates who have been in practice for about 10 to 20 years.
MASC fosters networking and engagement among mid-career members to build and engage members during this phase of their careers and seeks to develop opportunities for the participation of mid-career members in the Society. MASC members sit on various TAS Standing Committees.
MASC also promotes access to justice initiatives, pro bono initiatives, leadership, and career and business development programs for mid-career advocates.
MASC Initiatives include:
- Mid-Career Retreat - coming in February 2024
- How to Mentor Series
- Allyship and Cultural Competence
- Mid-Career Women’s Social
- Management for Litigators
- Mentoring Dinner Series (jointly with YASC)
- Friends Who Argue Podcast (jointly with YASC)
- Advocacy Matters newsletter
The Committee is led by an Executive Committee that consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Communications Liaison. Committee membership reflects the diversity of the Society’s membership, including, without limitation, representation from different practice areas of law and from across Canada.
Committee membership is limited to Society members who are mid-career advocates.
Questions about MASC? Please contact MASC 2023/2024 Chair Steven Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The MASC Standing Committee seeks engaged, hard-working volunteers to promote the interests of mid-career advocates through planning and implementing information and networking events, producing the Advocacy Matters newsletter and participating in the work of The Advocates’ Society.
Call for Applications for the 2024/2025 term.
The Society welcomes applications to MASC from Society members who are about 10 to 20 years of call. Successful applicants will serve a two-year term starting June 2024. Parental and medical leaves will be accommodated.
Call for applications will launch by January 31, 2024.
MASC Members 2023/2024