Connecting Women Lawyers | February 2023


February 2023

The BC Women Lawyers Forum is pleased to host its biennial gala once again. This spring, we will honour recipients of the WLF Award of Excellence, the Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award, and the inaugural recipient of the Rising Star Award.

Our new 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 BC.

The Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award honours the memory and accomplishments of Debra Van Ginkel, QC, an extraordinary woman and lawyer. Debra believed that all people, women lawyers especially, need a mentor. Debra was a committed, inspirational, and wise mentor. The Award recognizes a mentor with the qualities and commitment Debra demonstrated throughout her life and legal career. 

The WLF Award of Excellence celebrates the accomplishments of a woman who has succeeded in breaking new ground for women in the legal profession in BC. The Award recognizes an exceptional woman who has taken risks, fostered change, and ultimately opened doors for women lawyers.

The BC WLF looks forward to welcoming and reconnecting with friends and colleagues at the gala in the spring of 2023!