BC WLF Update

  • December 01, 2018
Save the Date!

The CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Awards Dinner Gala 2019 will be held on April 11, 2019 at the Terminal City Club. Please join the BC WLF in celebrating outstanding women leaders as they honour the recipients of the BC WLF Award of Excellence and the Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award.

This year, the BC WLF are thrilled to announce that their special guest speaker is The Honourable Catherine Anne Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Chief Justice Fraser is regarded as a trailblazer in the legal profession and became the first female chief justice in Canada. Her strong belief in justice for all makes her an exemplary speaker for the gala.


Data from the U.S. consistently shows that male lawyers earn more than their female counterparts. Meanwhile in Canada … there is no comprehensive data, so it’s impossible to know with any certainty the state of the gender divide in partner compensation.

Enter the Women Lawyers Forum. The WLF has received a Law for the Future Fund grant to engage an independent polling company to survey firms with more than 50 lawyers operating in Canada (more than 70 firms) to provide some sort of baseline statistics about trends in compensation equity.

The results obtained through the CBA WLF Partner Compensation Survey, which will be put in the field by Bramm Research, will be provided by firms, and not individual lawyers. Raw data provided by the firms will be confidential – neither the CBA nor the WLF will have access to that information.

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