Referrals from other lawyers are a great source of new business for law firms. Attending legal events and meeting other lawyers in-person is one key way to building your personal network and finding those potential referral sources.
Sometimes, however, lawyers can get too busy to research potential networking events so we’ve done that for you! Below is a list of some networking opportunities coming up for July to October 2018. (While most CLE/CPD events contain some element of networking, our list focuses on networking-only or mainly social events):
CANADIAN/ONTARIO BAR ASSOCIATION
OBA Women Lawyers Forum - Mix and Mingle: September 12, 2018 at the Metropolitan (20 Victoria Street, Toronto) at 5:30pm. No registration fee, regular food/drink rates apply.
OBA Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Ontario Chapter Event - Fall Social: September 20, 2018 at Jump Café & Bar, Toronto. Free for members of the CCCA but must register before September 6, 2018.
OBA Young Lawyers Division – Kick-Off Social Event: Monday September 24, 2018 at CRAFT Beer Market, Toronto. No charge for CBA Members and CBA Students. Non-Member charge of $15.00
TORONTO LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
TLA Summer Patio Pub. Wednesday August 29, 2018. Location: The Porch, 250 Adelaide St.W. Members: free Non-Members: $20. Must pre-register online.
HAMILTON LAW ASSOCIATION
New Lawyers’ Meet n’ Eat, Lunch. 12:30-2:00pm. August 15, 2018. 7th Floor John Sopinka Courthouse, Hamilton. $5.00 - at the door or in advance.
Commercial Litigation Dinner, October 4, 2018. The Spice Factory, Hamilton. $95.00.
COUNTY OF CARLETON LAW ASSOCIATION
Annual Golf Tournament & BBQ (Kanata). August 21, 2018. Golf, cart and reception $140.00 (plus HST) before August 1, 2018.
Opening of the Courts, September 26, 2018. Courtroom #37, 3rd Floor, Ottawa Courthouse.
WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
WLAO/CAWEE 17th Annual Deb Snead Memorial Golf Event, Toronto. September 17, 2018. Member: $155.00, Non-Member: $180.00
THE ADVOCATES’ SOCIETY
Big Mingle (Montreal): Young Advocates’ Standing Committee invites Montreal articling students to stop by the Bar Don B Comber on July 26, 2018.
Big Mingle (GTA): Young Advocates’ Standing Committee invites GTA articling students and summer students to drop by on August 15, 2018. Exclusive to law students and articling students only.
Young Advocates Pub Night (Toronto). September 6, 2018. Hot House Restaurant and Bar. Your business card is your ticket.
Breakfast with Tiffany’s (London). Networking breakfast for women advocates on September 13, 2018. Members: $40 (plus hst), Non-Members: $65 (plus hst).
1st Annual Montreal Gala on September 20, 2018 at the Hotel Le Mount Stephen. Hear from Canada’s Chief Justice. Members: $200.00 (plus tax), Non-Members: $250.00 (plus tax).
Young Advocates’ Standing Committee Fireside Chat (Toronto) with Justice Cynthia Petersen and Sandra Barton. October 4, 2018. Members: FREE, Non-Members: $30.00 (plus tax).
Breakfast Near Tiffany’s VII (Toronto). Beyond Mentoring: A Dialogue on Sponsorship for Women Advocates. October 10, 2018. Four Seasons Hotel. Members Only Event, $75.00 (plus tax).
YOUNG WOMEN IN LAW
Articling Student Drinks on August 29, 2018. At Batch, 75 Victoria Street, Toronto. Free for articling students, must register online.
Know of any other upcoming social or networking events? Let us know! And we hope to see you at some of these events soon.
(Please double-check dates/times/location/prices directly on the associations' website as this information may change).
*Photo by Jens Johnsson on Unsplash
Erin's article "Diversity and Inclusion in the Courtroom: A Necessity, Not a Luxury" was published in the Summer 2018 Issue of The Advocates' Journal.
You can read the article here.
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