Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Young Lawyers - Okanagan

Number of Meetings Held: 3

October 29, 2020
Registration Count: 4
Guest Speaker:
Meeting Title/Topic: Trivia Night
Synopsis: Our first Young Lawyers' event of the year! To kick things off for 2020/2021, we had a trivia night hosted by Dan Toolsie of Vernon.

March 01, 2021
Registration Count: 85
Guest Speaker: Allison Wolf, PCC, Founder of the AMP Club
Meeting Title/Topic: The Art of Negotiating and Being Able to Articulate What You Want
Synopsis: Practical strategies to empower junior lawyers to find their voice and improve their assertive communication skills. Responed to questions from junior lawyers about challenges related to communicating and negotiating with senior lawyers.

July 08, 2021
Registration Count: 31
Meeting Title/Topic: Speed Mentoring Event with Senior Lawyers
Synopsis: This meeting provided lawyers who may be winding down their careers, but are looking to stay involved and share input, an opportunity to share their wisdom and stories with lawyers who are in the early years of their careers.

Comments and Observations of the Chair

This has been another challenging year, and a number of our planned events were cancelled or postponed. It was also hard to meet and engage with the new young lawyers and articling students in the Okanagan; however, we’re hoping that going into next year, we’ll be able to get people excited about doing in-person events again! Submitted by Section Chair, Emily E. MacArthur