This week Flex founder, Erin Cowling, was interviewed by the President of the Canadian Bar Association, Vivene Salmon for the podcast, "Conversations with the President".
Erin and Vivene were joined by lawyer Kim Gale, the founder of Gale Law. Erin had fun talking legal entrepreneurship, freelance lawyering, and the billable hour.
Stay tuned for the release of the podcast episode!
Was your legal practice a little slow in January?
Or, maybe it's been some time since you've stretched your "networking" legs?
We are here to help!
Below is our curated list of upcoming lawyer networking events in Ontario. We focus on events with a social component, where lawyers can make new contacts and potential referral sources for work:
February 4, 2020 - TORONTO - Ontario Bar Association - Institute Welcome Reception - One King West. 5:15-7:15pm. Free for anyone registered for an Institute CPD Program. Otherwise: $50.00
February 6, 2020 - TORONTO - The Advocates' Society - Toronto Mentoring Dinner Series. 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700. 6:00pm-8:30pm. Members $75+HST. Non-Members $95+HST.
February 8, 2020 - TORONTO - Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) - 13th Annual Conference and Gala. Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide St West. Can purchase tickets just for the Gala or for Conference & Gala. See website for details.
February 13, 2020 - HAMILTON - Hamilton Law Association - First Annual Harris Cup Curling Bonspiel in support of the Lawyers' Legacy for Children. Dundas Golf & Curling Club. 5:00pm $125/per player (includes pre-game festivities, instruction, game & dinner)
February 19, 2020 - TORONTO - Women's Law Association - Workshop: Improv(e) Your Communication Skills with Bad Dog Theatre - Ryerson University, DMZ Sandbox, 341 Yonge Street, Suite 312. 6:00pm-8:30pm. Members: $30+HST Non-Members: $35+HST.
February 20, 2020 - BRAMPTON - Ontario Bar Association - Central West Regional Social. Fionn MacCool's, 11 Ray Lawson Blvd. 5:30pm-7:00pm. Free to attend but must register in advance.
February 20, 2020 - BRANTFORD - Brant Law Association - After Hours Social. The Brantford Club, 98 George Street, Brantford. 5:00pm
February 21, 2020 - LONDON - Middlesex Law Association - The Women's Innovation & Networking Event (WINE). The London Club. 4:30-6:30pm. Members $55+HST. Non-Members $75+HST
February 24, 2020- LONDON - Middlesex Law Association - Mentoring Dinner 2020 (10 years or less). The London Club. 5:30-8:30pm. Member $60+HST. Non-Member $90+HST.
February 25, 2020 - OTTAWA - County of Carleton Law Association & Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. Black History Month Social. CCLA Rideau & Nepean Rooms, 2nd Floor, Ottawa Courthouse, 161 Elgin Street. $10 Registration charge (proceeds to charity).
March 3, 2020 - TORONTO - The Advocates' Society. The Mid-Career Women's Social. Lena Restaurante. 6:00pm-8:00pm Complimentary for Women Lawyers 8-22 years of practice.
March 4, 2020 - KINGSTON - The Advocates' Society. Kingston Trivia Challenge. The Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence Street. 5:30-8:00pm.
March 5, 2020 - TORONTO - The Advocates' Society & Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators - An Evening with SOAR - 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700. 5:30-7:00pm. TAS or SOAR Members: Free Non-Members: $20+HST.
March 5, 2020 - TORONTO - Toronto Lawyers Association - 20th TLA Awards Gala. Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street E. 6:00pm. Members $130+HST. Non-Members $160+HST. Young Lawyer (10 years or less) $90 +HST.
March 5, 2020 - TORONTO - Ontario Bar Association - Civil Litigation Section Networking Social. Duke of Westminster 77 Adelaide St W. 5:30pm-8:00pm. Free to attend but must register in advance.
March 5, 2020 - OTTAWA - County of Carleton Law Association - Women's Speed Mentoring Event. CCLA Nepean & Rideau Boardrooms, 2nd Floor, Ottawa Courthouse, 161 Elgin Street. $20.00 (limited spots).
March 5, 2020 - HAMILTON - Hamilton Law Association - Solicitor's Dinner. The Hamilton Club, 6 Main Street E, Hamilton. 5:30pm $95.
March 9, 2020 - TORONTO - OBA Women Lawyers Forum - WLF Student Mix & Mingle. OBA Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Flr. 5:30-8:30pm. Member: $15 Non-Member: $25.
March 12, 2020 - TORONTO - The Advocates' Society - 9th Annual Trivia Challenge for Charity. The Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church Street. 6:00-8:30pm. $300+HST for a Team of 4.
March 25, 2020 - TORONTO - Young Women in Law - The 10th Annual Young Women In Law Charity Gala (featuring the Honourable Justice Beverley McLachlin and lawyer Annamaria Enenajor) The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street. 6:30pm-11:00pm. Members Only Pre-Sale $80.00, General Public Sale opens February 11, $95.00.
March 27, 2020 - OTTAWA - County of Carleton Law Association - Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet. Trillium Ballroom, 4th Floor, Shaw Centre. (Registration to open shortly)
Know of any other upcoming social or networking events for lawyers? Let us know!.......And we hope to see you at some of these events soon!
**Please double check dates/times/locations/prices directly on the associations’ websites as this information may change**
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