Women Lawyers Forum Rising Star Award

Nominations for the Women Lawyers Forum Rising Star Award are now closed. We appreciate everyone who brought nominations forward and will announce the recipient soon.

The WLF Rising Star Award celebrates the accomplishments of a woman lawyer who has achieved tremendous professional success over the course of ten years of practice or less, and who has contributed to improving the legal community in British Columbia as a whole.

The WLF Rising Star Award is intended to recognize and promote women lawyers who have made outstanding contributions over a shorter tenure and to encourage them to continue on this impressive trajectory.


Nominees must be CBABC members but cannot be members of the WLF National or Branch Executives.  Nominees must also have 10 years of call or less. WLF welcomes and encourages the nomination of any lawyer who is a woman (both cisgender and transgender).


In addition to the above, consideration will be given to: 

  • Professional achievements, including working on complex or significant transactions or cases, trial successes, business/client development, and/or innovating workplace culture.   
  • Other evidence of leadership, innovation, and vision.   
  • Participation in legal associations, societies, institutions, and/or the impact of the nominee’s engagement/activities within and/or outside of the legal community.  


Nominations are accepted for a minimum of 60 days between November and January. There must be ideally three but no less than two Nominators, one of which must be a CBABC member. Further nomination requirements are included in the nomination form. Submitted nomination packages are valid for two consecutive award periods. 

The award is granted at the discretion of the WLF Selection Committee, formed for that purpose by the current WLF Chair and including the WLF Past Chair and CBABC President. Nominators cannot be members of the current year’s Selection Committee.   


The Rising Star Award will be presented every two years during the WLF Awards Gala.   

Additional Information 

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