Women’s Legal Mentorship Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary by Unveiling Official Logo

The Women’s Legal Mentorship Program (“WLMP”) celebrated the one year anniversary of its incorporation as a not-for-profit by unveiling its official logo.

“We are very excited to celebrate our first anniversary by revealing our official logo. It represents our continued growth and hard work as we expand the WLMP’s programming nationally,” says Charlotte Wolters, WLMP Founder and Board Chair.

WLMP LogoLee Portas of Frisbee Studios designed the WLMP’s logo icon to represent women law students’ professional development. The interconnecting chain of leaves symbolizes both the knowledge and growth gained through the WLMP’s unique three part mentorship programming.

The WLMP — the first of its kind in Canada — aims to shift the culture of the legal profession and increase the retention of women in the law by helping female law students and WLMP Alumna develop their mentorship and leadership skills and establish networks that grow with them throughout their legal careers from the classroom to the courtroom and beyond.

“Addressing the issue of retention of women in the legal profession requires a comprehensive approach that includes female law students and gives them a chance to practice and develop their skills before they enter the legal profession. Increasing the number of women in the legal profession also improves Canadians’ access to justice,” says Ms. Wolters.

The WLMP is a national not-for-profit that partners with Canadian law schools to provide comprehensive, feminist legal mentorship and professional skills development programming. In 2011, the WLMP piloted its first university Chapter at the University of Ottawa. Currently, the WLMP is working to partner and expand its program to other Canadian law schools.

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The WLMP Alumna Needs You!

The WLMP is launching its first WLMP Alumna Chapter in 2016!

The WLMP is looking for women interested in promoting women’s legal mentorship beyond the classroom to join its leadership committee.

It’s a great leadership development opportunity for women law school graduates within beginning of their career.

What Are the Leadership Opportunities on a WLMP Alumna Chapter Committee?
If you…

  • leadership oriented and support the retention of women in the law;
  • want to help women in the legal sector develop personal mentorship networks and develop leadership skills;
  • graduated from a Canadian law school, or obtained a Canadian equivalence of a foreign law degree; and,
  • able to attend the a monthly WLMP Alumna Chapter Committee meeting.

If this sounds like you, then contact the WLMP today at: communications.wlmp@gmail.com

What is a WLMP Alumna Chapter Committee?

The WLMP Alumna Chapter Committee meets once a month. The Committee is responsible for coordinating the Chapter’s events and mentorship networking with the focus on helping former WLMP Alumna connect.

What does a WLMP Alumna Chapter Do?

All WLMP Alumna Chapters focus on helping women connect beyond the classroom. As women law school graduates move into the courtroom and beyond, the WLMP Chapters help WLMP Alumna establish their own personalized mentorship and legal networks. As well as providing a space for both mentorship opportunities and CPD sessions focused on the needs of WLMP Alumna members.

Who can become a member of a WLMP Alumna Chapter?

Membership is free. WLMP Alumna Chapter membership is open to all WLMP Alumna living or working within the region of an operating Alumna Chapter who graduated from a law school and participated in a WLMP Chapter in their law school. All WLMP Alumna Chapter members must be considered to be in good standing.

To learn more about the WLMP Alumna Chapters, please contact the WLMP via email at: communications.wlmp@gmail.com with the subject line [GTA WLMP ALUMNA CHAPTER]