March 8: International Women’s Day activities in Nova Scotia

In recognition of International Women's Day – officially on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – the Society encourages lawyers and firms to support the initiatives of the CBA Women's Forum:

  • The 5th Annual International Women's Day Collection Drive for shelters and transition houses throughout Nova Scotia. This year's theme is "Be Bold for Change" and a number of law firms are serving as drop-off locations, Read more ...
  • Not Just a Bystander: A CBA Podcast on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault – In 2015, the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum began the #WriteYourWrong campaign, which asked Canadian lawyers to tell their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. These stories were the inspiration for the "Not Just a Bystander" podcast, which launches on March 8 and calls upon us to move away from the sidelines and start taking action. Join CBA for an engaging and important conversation that aims to answer the following questions: Why do sexual assault and sexual harassment happen in the first place? What do sexual assault and sexual harassment mean, legally? What can we as lawyers, clients, and as a community do to fix this problem? Read more ...  

Looking for more #IWD2017 events in your area? Check the events calendar posted by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women:

Here are just a few examples happening at the Schulich School of Law: 

  • Pay Equity and the Legal Profession: The Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association and the CBA-NS Young Lawyers Section are hosting this International Women's Day panel discussion at 6:00 pm in Room 207 of the Weldon Law Building. Find out more via the Facebook event page:
  • The Abominable Crime: This film screening and discussion is hosted by the CBA-NS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Section, from 7 to 9:30 pm at the Schulich School of Law. The panel will be led by Maurice Tomlinson, a lawyer based out of Toronto (but originally from Jamaica), who is a prominent LGBT and HIV activist in the Caribbean. The discussion will relate to the movie, which explores the issue of homophobia in Jamaica. Read more ...

And a reminder that the Society is hosting the fifth annual Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC event on March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the new Discovery Centre.This year’s keynote speaker will be the Honourable Justice Linda Lee Oland of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. See the event info for complete details and RSVP information.