Tag Archives: Careers

Community, connections, commitment: Conversations at Osgoode


This semester we are bringing some of the people who do front line work with gender issues in Toronto to Osgoode.   Join us for these discussions about work, careers, challenges and choices (each with one lawyer and one “non lawyer”) – we will leave plenty of time for your questions.  Tuesday Jan 21 and Tues Feb 4, 1230-230.

Tuesday January 21 1230-230 in 2027

Farrah Khan & Deepa Mattoo

Hear Deepa Mattoo (staff lawyer at South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario) & Farrah Khan (counselor at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic for women who have experienced violence, artist, and educator) talk about their work with women in the GTA’s South Asian communities, advocacy inside and outside the community, research, media strategies, and negotiating complicated spaces between xenophobic racism and community silencing. How did these women find their way to exciting and meaningful careers? What sustains them in their work? Come & find out.

pdf poster here: KhanMattoo21jan





Tuesday February 4th 1230-230 in 2027, join IFLS

Tamar Witelson & Joanna Hayes

Legal Director Tamar Witelson & Legal Information Coordinator Joanna Hayes work for one of Toronto’s most dynamic and community engaged agencies. METRAC is a non-profit committed to the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence and the threat of violence. They will discuss the work METRAC does, how they work together, their career paths, and what working in the not-for-profit sector is like.

PDF poster here:  METRAC4thFeb





WLAO presents: You’re a Lawyer – Now What? 5th Annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law Program


My colleague Assistant Dean Ronda Bessner sent me this – thanks Ronda!

Click here to register online.

You’re a Lawyer – Now What?

5th Annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law Program

Hosted by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Law Society of Upper Canada – Donald Lamont Learning Centre

130 Queen St. West, Toronto

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(Enter through the east doors facing Toronto City Hall)

Ready for a career change or just interested in learning about the hidden opportunities in law? Join us and our panels of successful and influential lawyers who have made their mark:

The Honourable Laurel Broten – Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
Debra Campbell, Philanthropic Advisor
Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Counsel for Aon Canada
Bryna Goldberg, Retired Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Shoppers Drug Mart® and Director of Second Cup®
Maria McDonald, Bioethicist and Privacy Officer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

NEW THIS YEAR! – We are hosting a SECOND panel featuring four experts who will field your career questions:

Ritu Bhasin – Bhasin Consulting Inc.

Carrie Heller – The Heller Group

Anita Lerek – Advocate Placement Ltd.

Rebecca Toth – ZSA Legal Recruitment

Cost for Members/Students: $45.20 (includes HST)

Non-Members: $56.50 (includes HST)

Buffet dinner included

For more information and to register please call 416-410-7267 or email wlao@cogeco.ca.