WLMP uOttawa Chapter End of Year Mentor Thank You Evening/PMDF uOttawa chapitre de fin d’année Mentor Merci Soirée

Please join us on Thursday,March 10, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the WLMP End of Year Thank You Event at Laurier Social House (244 Laurier Ave East).

This is a great opportunity for many of our students to mingle with our legal mentors in the Ottawa region. Appetizers are on us!

***Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 8, 2016*** email us at:  wlmp@uottawa.ca

We look forward to seeing you there!

Soyez des nôtres le jeudi 10 mars 2016 de 18 h à 20 h pour notre évènement de fin d’année au Laurier Social House (244 avenue Laurier Est).

Ceci sera une occasion fantastique pour nos étudiantes de rencontrer nos mentores-juristes dans la région d’Ottawa. Des hors-d’oeuvre seront servis! 

***Veuillez confirmer votre présence avant le mardi 8 mars 2016*** écrivez-nous à: wlmp@uottawa.ca

Nous espérons vous y voir!


Do you have the Grit you need?

Grit. We’re not talking about the dust that blows into your eyes. Grit is the strength of character, courage, resolve, perseverance, determination and endurance a person has and displays under pressure. It’s also something that helps a person bounce back in the face of adverse circumstances.

If there is one area that requires grit, then it’s the law. It doesn’t matter if you are studying the law or practicing law. Grit is an integral component. It’s that element that leaders inhabit and mentors can help nurture.

Travis Bradberry, a contributor to Forbes.com Leadership section, has pulled together a listical outlining the “11 Signs You Have The Grit You Need to Succeed”. You can read it here.

WLMP uOttawa Chapter Participants Learn How to Put Human Rights in Action

by WLMP uOttawa Chapter

On Tuesday February 17, 2015 the WLMP uOttawa Chapter held its 2015 Equity event entitled: Human Rights and You – The Law in Action.

The WLMP uOttawa’s annual equity event featured Juliet Knapton, an Ottawa based lawyer and educator, who drew on her legal experience and her knowledge of human rights. Ms. Knapton discussed how students can equip themselves with the tools and understand issues related to harassment, discrimination, racial biases and stereotyping that might occur in a workplace.

University of Ottawa WLMP Chapter Participants were given information on the legislative framework applicable to Ontario as well as the responsibilities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  Then Ms. Knapton, using an interactive skills development focused session, worked with students to understand how to put human rights legislation into practice.

Through a highly interactive session, students were given various scenarios demonstrating the kinds of discrimination, harassment and stereotyping that could occur in a workplace.  WLMP uOttawa Participants then discussed prospective solutions and approaches to reacting to incidents of harassment, discrimination or bias.

Ms. Knapton emphasized that as new lawyers law school students play an important role in bringing forward a new perspective and have the ability to make changes within the workplace to reduce incidents of harassment and discrimination in the legal profession.

Juliet Knapton and WLMP uOttawa Participants working on equity scenarios
Juliet Knapton and WLMP uOttawa Participants working on equity scenarios


The WLMP uOttawa Chapter is looking for women to serve in its leadership group in the positions of Diversity Coordinating Chair – Equity Policy, Organization/Alumna Coordinating Chair, Events Coordinating Chair and Peer Mentorship Coordinating Co-Chairs.

Applications Requirements:

  • Enrolled in English or French Common Law
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume (transcripts are NOT required)
  • Registered WLMP Participant
  • Applications are due: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM (drop off in FTX 233 Attn: General Coordinating Chair, or email your application to: general.wlmp@gmail.com)


Le programme de mentorat en droit auprès des femmes est à la recherche de femmes comme vous qui souhaite acquérir une expérience auprès d’un groupe de leadership. Le PMDF est à la recherche d’étudiantes pour combler les postes suivant : Co-Coordinatrice à la diversité et l’équité, Coordinatrice organisation/anciennes, Coordinatrice des évènements et coordinatrice du mentorat étudiant

Démarche à suivre :

  • Inscrite à titre d’étudiante en common law en anglais ou en français
  • Lettre de présentation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) (Relevé de notes n’est pas nécessaire)
  • Le fait d’être une participante inscrite au PMDF
  • Date limite : le lundi , 27 octobre, 2014 à 16 h (veuillez déposer votre demande au FTX 233 en l’adressant à la Coordinatrice générale ou vous pouvez nous faire parvenir votre demande à : general.wlmp@gmail.com)