The OBA President’s Award recognizes the significant contribution of an individual Canadian or Canadian organization, which, in the view of the OBA President, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Justice in Ontario or elsewhere.
Upon hearing that she had been chosen to receive the award O’Donnell said, “I’m extremely honoured to have been selected to receive this award and to be considered to have made a significant contribution to the advancement of justice in Ontario by championing the need for more efficient discovery processes, the adoption of leading technology in legal practice and the promotion of access to justice in all areas of law”.… Read More
The inaugural Gala gives advocates the opportunity to join members of the bench and bar for an exclusive evening of collegiality. It provides an opportunity to connect outside the courtroom with old friends, meet some new friends and help celebrate excellence in advocacy, Vancouver style.
The Gala is comprised of a cocktail reception, 3-course dinner with wine and a keynote address from The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
The Summit is part of an ongoing mission to recognize, celebrate and boost the careers of women in law and inspire the next generation of leaders in the profession. It provides a forum to discuss solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in the legal sector.
The agenda includes a host of industry presentations and panel discussions featuring influential thought-leaders from Canada?s top law firms and companies. Sessions include the following panel discussions and presentations:
Breaking through the glass ceiling: supporting women into leadership positions
Addressing unconscious bias and discrimination
Defining your own success as a lawyer
Leveraging flexible work practices to support better work-life balance
Utilizing mentorship opportunities to grow your career
Tackling the wage gap
Executing diversity and inclusion strategies that attract and retain female talent
Lynne will participate as part of the panel discussion on “Defining your own success as a lawyer”.… Read More
FACL Ontario is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.
The conference theme this year is Realities in Law and Practice and will include a luncheon fireside chat with Justice Goodwin Liu (Associate Justice, California Supreme Court) and Justice Shaun Nakatsuru (Ontario Superior Court of Justice).
Sessions at this year’s conference include:
Voices of Change: How to be an Ally to Racialized Women in Law
Asian Canadians in the Supreme Court OR An Open Dialogue with HR Professionals in the Legal Career Field
Fireside Chat with Justice Goodwin Liu and Justice Shaun Nakatsuru
Building Your Book of Business and Finding Mentors ?
We are pleased to announce that, beginning in mid-February, we will sponsor and teach an eight-part legal eDiscovery Seminar Series in downtown Calgary on the fundamentals of modern discovery practices, including developments in case law.
Unless it is a hand-written note, physical or oral evidence, all evidence is electronic. Over the last number of years, Canadian case law and procedural rules have changed to recognize this reality.
Recent developments can have a significant impact on litigation/arbitration and regulatory proceedings as well as on our professional obligations and responsibilities to provide clients with advice and strategy to effectively deal with electronic evidence in a defensible and proportionate manner.… Read More