For lawyers who enjoyed attending a networking event every week or two before COVID, you may be missing the social aspect of being a lawyer and hanging out with your colleagues and friends. While virtual and Zoom socials are not the same, they can still help with staying connected.
Despite the lack of in-person events, it is still important for lawyers to keep up their networking skills. Increasing your connections and network helps with finding referral sources, mentors, new jobs, and building your personal brand.
Check out some upcoming virtual social events, or events with a social element, below:
July 22, 2020 - 6:00pm-7:30pm. Young Women in Law, Life After Hireback. FREE to anyone! Registration required.
July 23, 2020 - 5:00pm CST (6:00pm EST). Women's Law Association of Ontario, Northwest Region Lawyers Roundtable. FREE event is restricted to those practicing in the Districts of Kenora and Rainy River. You must register to attend.
July 27, 2020 - 5:30-7:30pm. Ontario Bar Association East Region Virtual Social. FREE event but you must register.
July 29, 2020 - 5:00pm-6:00pm. Toronto Lawyers Association, TLA Summer Social. FREE for TLA members and Friends of TLA, $20.00 for non-members.
July 30, 2020 - 4:00pm. County of Carleton Law Association, Diversity Social. FREE registration.
August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm-8:30pm. Women's Law Association of Ontario, Annual Awards Virtual Gala. Registration required, and any donations are appreciated.
August 12, 2020 - 12:00pm-1:30pm. Canadian Bar Association, "E-Schmoozing Networking in a Socially Distanced World". While this is not a social event, this webinar will provide tips and advice on how to network and improve your business development skills in this new on-line world. CBA Members $125.00 Non-Members $250.00.
August 13, 2020 - 7:30am-9:00am. Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs, Networking Cafe. Members: FREE. Non-Members: $15.00.
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).