Event Title: CABL-NS Speed Mentoring: Creating Professional Connections
- Mentees: This event is for law students, articled clerks, and lawyers with less than 5 years practice experience.
- Opportunity: This event will present mentees with an opportunity to speak with Black legal professionals about their respective practice areas, careers, and professional development.
- Experience: Mentors include members of the judiciary, private practitioners, in-house counsel, criminal prosecutors and defence, policy practitioners, internationally trained lawyers, and senior government officials.
- Connections: Mentors will be divided into small breakout rooms. Mentees will “speed network” through the breakout rooms during the event timeframe, allowing participants to speak to a wide variety of mentors working in different practice areas. We encourage you to arrive with questions to make the most of your time with each mentor.
- Ryan Brothers, Vice President, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Association – Nova Scotia Chapter
- The Honourable Justice John Bodurtha, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
- Candace L. Thomas, Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General
- Alexander J. MacKillop, MacKillop Pictou Law Group Inc.
- Alicia Arana-Stirling, Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
- Alisha Brown-Fagan, Nova Scotia Legal Aid
- Alonzo Wright, Public Prosecution Service – Specials Division
- Kelsey Jones, Director, Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq Initiative, Schulich School of Law
- Lola Agbaje-Williams, Internationally-Trained Lawyer
- Melisa Marsman, Dalhousie Legal Counsel Office
* Additional mentors may be added