A lot of lawyers have asked me, "How do you keep networking and making connections during a pandemic?" I know it is definitely harder to maintain those relationship now. There are no in-person events where you can run into acquaintances and catch up on their practice, business and anything new in their lives.
But there are some alternative ways to keep in touch and one of those ways is through virtual networking events.
We've curated a list of some upcoming events where hopefully you can connect with some other lawyers to build your network and meet potential referral sources. Take advantage of the chat function and the break out rooms to meet someone new and make sure to follow-up after the event!
Check out some of the virtual events below:
NOVEMBER 4, 2020: 5:30pm-7:00pm. The Advocates’ Society. Virtual Mentoring: Facing the Fear Factor. TAS Members $10.00 + Tax.
NOVEMBER 5, 2020: 4:00pm-6:00pm. Hamilton Law Association. Women in Law: An Event to Encourage, Inspire, & Support Women in the Legal Profession. HLA Members: $85 + HST, Non-Member Lawyers & Other Professionals: $95 + HST; Articling Students, LPP Candidates, Non-Practicing Members & Paralegals: $70 + HST: Law Firm Staff & Clerks: $65 +HST.
NOVEMBER 6, 2020: 12:00pm-1:30pm (PT). The Advocates’ Society. 3rd Annual British Columbia Big Mingle: Virtual Edition.
NOVEMBER 12, 2020: 8:00pm-9:30pm (EST) The Advocates’ Society. Young Advocates’ Standing Committee National Social: Mixer & Mixology. TAS members: Free; Non-Members: $10 + tax.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020: 6:45pm-8:00pm. Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario). Not-So-Distant Connections: FACL Speed Networking 2020. Free.
NOVEMBER 17, 2020: 12:00pm-1:00pm. Hamilton Law Association. 19th Annual Sopinka Legal (Virtual) Luncheon. Registration fee: $25.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020: 5:30pm-7:00pm The Advocates’ Society. Class Actions Bench & Bar Reception. TAS Members: Free; Non-Members $25 + tax.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020: 8:00am. Women's Law Association of Ontario. Virtual Morning Meet & Check-In. WLAO Members Only.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020: County of Carleton Law Association. Virtual Trivia Night. More details will be provided closer to the date of the event.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020: 5:00pm-6:00pm. Hamilton Law Association. Drinks with a Trustee: Virtual Networking Mixer. Limited to articling students & 1st year calls. Register by November 12, 2020.
NOVEMBER 24, 2020: 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Advocates' Society. Anecdotes with Advocates. The arbitration and mediation advocacy practice group fall networking event. TAS Members: FREE; Non-Members $25 + tax.
NOVEMBER 25, 2020: Women’s Law Association of Ontario. Holiday Gift Guide Presentation. Registration opens soon.
NOVEMBER 29, 2020: 11:00am-12:30pm. The Advocates' Society. TAS Jolly Jamboree (virtual visit with Santa Claus and online family events). TAS Members only. FREE.
DECEMBER 1, 2020: 7:30pm-8:45pm. The Advocates' Society. The Art of Networking for Women Advocates' Today and Tomorrow. This event is open to TAS members and non-member lawyers from 8 – 22 years of call. TAS Members: FREE; Non-Members: $25 + tax.
DECEMBER 9, 2020: 7:00pm-8:00pm. The Advocates' Society. President's Festive Member Mingle. TAS Members Only: FREE
Know of any other upcoming virtual 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/prices directly on the associations’ websites as this information may change).