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October Newsletter Shout Outs

Each month in our Newsletter, WEL Partners gives a few Shout Outs to deserved recognitions.  Here are October Shout Outs:

STEP Canada

WEL PARTNERS congratulates Leanne Kaufman, President and CEO of RBC Royal Trust, who was nominated as the Canadian Representative to STEP Worldwide Council.

STEP Canada link: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1006999/2765a26a73/TEST/TEST/



WEL PARTNERS extends its congratulations to Malcolm Mercer on his appointment as Chair of the Law Society Tribunal.




WEL PARTNERS would like to congratulate Teresa Donnelly on being elected to the position of Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario




WEL PARTNERS congratulates Sana Halwani and Shara Roy on their initiatives in developing a platform for women professionals. I was invited by Anne Posno, partner also at Lenczner Slaght.

ReferToHer™ was initially launched as a litigation referral network in June 2019.  Sana Halwani and Shara Roy, both partners with the litigation law firm, Lenczner Slaght, recognized a need for a female focused referral list to drive more business to experienced women in law. In January 2020, McCarthy Tétrault, together with Lenczner Slaght, developed the first Corporate ReferToHer™ list of its kind.

On October 21, 2020, more than 130 of Canada’s top female litigators and corporate lawyers, all members of the list, joined a Zoom call for the first “in person” ReferToHer event. Kimberly Whaley the Founding Partner of WEL Partners, and a member of this referral network, participated in the zoom call and the ensuing discussions.

New candidates must be nominated by someone already on the list. If you are already on the list and wish to nominate and endorse someone, visit Get Her on the List. The person being nominated must be a partner, senior counsel or a sole practitioner practicing in Canada, she must be a litigator or corporate lawyer, and must identify as female.

A Globe & Mail article on this initiative can be read here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-lawyers-team-up-to-drive-more-business-to-female-experts/

For more information on this initiative and how it works, please visit https://refertoher.com/en/

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