BFLN 2016 Winner of the Lexpert Zenith Awards Celebrating Women in Law

Black Female Lawyers Network

The Black Female Lawyers Network was incorporated as a not for- profit and the founding board endeavoured to provide substantive opportunities to convene, connect and learn. Objectives include supporting the practical professional needs of black women practising law in order to extend their participation in the profession and enhance their public contributions. The group’s new website cites “celebrating, supporting and showcasing black female lawyers” as its raison d’être. Working with event planners Cheryl-Ann Philip and Nadine Miller, the 2015 retreat focused on identifying objectives, setting realistic goals and crafting a successful strategy. As evidenced by the women who referred to it during the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers’ annual awards gala, this network