Sherry MacLennan

Sherry MacLennan

Executive Director - BC Unclaimed Property Society

Vancouver, BC
Oct 11, 2023

Being open to other opportunities does not mean sacrificing who you are. It can mean finding what you are more naturally good at and the position and organization where you can do your best work. Sherry is glad she was open to career options because it led her to where she is now.
Aneka Jiwaji

Aneka Jiwaji

Litigation Counsel - British Columbia Securities Commission

Vancouver, BC
Aug 31, 2023

From keeping her 'head down and her mouth shut' to standing up as an advocate for lawyer wellbeing and diversity in the legal profession, Aneka's journey has been transformative. Being a hard worker never goes out of style, but setting good boundaries is crucial for a sustainable career and a fulfilling life.
Jo-Anne Stark

Jo-Anne Stark

Lawyer. Speaker. Author. Advocate. Educator. - Stark Solutions

Vancouver, BC
Legal Coaching Jul 12, 2023

Over 30 years in the legal profession, Jo-Anne has collected a variety of experiences through time spent in different jobs. These years were not wasted, as each new opportunity she took that ended up not being right for her brought her closer to finding her “sweet spot”.
Najeeb Hassan

Najeeb Hassan

Vice-Chair and Registrar - British Columbia Labour Relations Board (LRB)

Vancouver, BC
Labour Law Feb 16, 2023

Most people may agree that the law, or dramatizations of it, make for great TV. Although law students develop an awareness of how law makes the world work, many lawyers do not experience law from various perspectives to get a fuller picture of how our legal system underpins just about everything in our society.
Charlotte Chamberlain

Charlotte Chamberlain

Counsel - Olthuis van Ert

Vancouver, BC
Litigation Environmental Law Indigenous Law International Law Human Rights Law Dec 7, 2022

Law was “sold” as a very linear career to Charlotte. She knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue this line of work but getting to where she is now was full of unexpected turns. Charlotte did not expect to be working in a boutique litigation firm.
Julian Forman

Julian Forman

Strategic Advisor and IP Lawyer - JD Patent & Trademark Ltd.

Vancouver, BC
Sep 20, 2022

Julian’s career deviated from tradition as soon as he decided to pursue law. Like his sibling and father, Julian was set to follow his family legacy of attending medical school. While he completed an undergrad in sciences and almost decided to pursue a graduate program doing scientific research in bio sciences, Julian drifted from the path set for him.