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Lil’ Sistahs Program

In partnership with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), the Black Female Lawyers Network (BLFN) sponsors ten high school girls from priority needs neighbourhoods to attend “Sistahs-in-Law: Paving the Way” at the annual retreat.  Students are matched with a Black female legal professional, who acts as a mentor or sponsor throughout the day.

In addition to partaking in the retreat’s activities and keynote lunch, students also attend workshops specifically designed for the high-school audiences, such as:

Tune In – Know your Value –  Girls identify core values and brainstorm how to best utilize those values daily.

My Journey to Law – Featuring lawyers from a variety of legal practices who share their experiences with the students and answer questions about being a Black woman in law.

As the day winds down, students accompany their lawyer match and network; building the skills needed for their future professional life.

 

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BLACK FEMALE LAWYERS ARE PAVING THE WAY