Annual Report 2015/2016

  • August 17, 2016

Submitted by Section Co-Chair, Samantha de Wit

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held: 5

October 1, 2015
Guest Speaker: Renee R. Cochard, Q.C., Wendy L. Everson, Kimberly A. Henders Miller and Kate Saunders
Meeting Title/Topic: Hot Tips from Hot Mentors
Synopsis: Presentation from a table of speakers on compassion fatigue, what it looks like and how best to combat it.

December 2015
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Christmas Potluck
Synopsis: Potluck event with members at private residence

February 25, 2016
Guest Speaker: Madam Justice Jacqueline L. Dorgan, Madam Justice Jennifer A. Power, Master Carolyn P. Bouck, Judge Christine Lowe, Judge Carmen J. Rogers
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Women Judge's Dinner
Synopsis: A formal dinner for members with local female judiciary to get to know each other and discuss how the speakers got where they are today.

March 8, 2016
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Cooper, Q.C., Sarah Klinger
Meeting Title/Topic: Presentation by our speakers on marketing and networking, and the roles theses have had in building their practices.

June 20, 2016
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Year End AGM and Potluck
Synopsis: Annual General Meeting, including election of executive, followed by social potluck.

Comments and Observations of the Chair

The WLF group here in Victoria provides female members a wonderful opportunity to network and to build relationships with those around us.