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About Us

The Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in 2006. BFLN provides a forum for students and practitioners in the field to convene, share and learn from one another. Our annual event, fondly known as the Sistahs-in-Law Retreat and Fundraiser, has blossomed into a full day event attracting attendees from across Canada.

Vision

We are an essential and influential voice in the legal profession – facilitating access, leveraging opportunities and fostering the well-being of our membership.

Mission

  • Strategically advocating for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
  • Promoting the retention and advancement of black female legal professionals in the private and public sectors
  • Lending our expertise and resources to empower marginalized youth to realize their potential
  • Celebrating and showcasing the achievements of black female legal professionals
  • Providing a safe forum for robust dialogue

Our Core Values

  • Good Stewardship: We will foster an environment of respect and accountability.
  • Integrity: We will operate ethically and are committed to the highest standards of honesty in all our activities.
  • Empowerment: We believe in a knowledgeable and empowered sisterhood.
  • Fairness & Equity: We believe that the opportunity to thrive economically and socially should be afforded to all. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in, and accessibility to, the legal profession.
  • Collaboration: We are collaborators, leveraging our collective strength and expertise.