Cassels strives to ensure that all lawyers in the firm get the support they need to develop their practice, and the opportunities and training they need to become strong contributors to the partnership. The Women’s Practice Development Committee (WPDC) implements strategies and events to mentor, train and otherwise assist the women lawyers in the firm with all aspects of their practice development, including their professional and business development requirements. The Committee provides initiatives and events that bring together women lawyers with potential clients and benchmarks other organizations regarding women’s initiatives, particularly professional services firms. Learn more here.
Here’s what the Chair of the WPDC has been saying about the value Cassels places on assisting women lawyers in the firm so that they may thrive both professionally and personally:
The Women’s Practice Development Committee has been part of Cassels, in one form or another, for decades. It was recognized that women face unique challenges in private practice and the WPDC exists to assist all of as we strive to achieve our personal and professional aspirations. From practice management skills and mentorship to networking opportunities (including my favourite, our annual book club event), the WPDC seeks to provide insights, tools and support to all of the women lawyers at the firm so they can thrive in their careers (and their life). – Lindsay Clements, Partner, Business Law, Toronto Office, Chair, Women’s Professional Development Committee