Erika Verret

Erika Verret

Lawyer and Workplace Investigator / Founder - Bridge Legal & HR Solutions

North York, Ontario
Employment Law Human Resources

By the time Erika Verret became a lawyer, she already had over twenty years of experience in another high-stress career. When Erika started her firm, Bridge Legal & HR Solutions, she did it with the goal of creating a work environment free from the high levels of stress she found in other jobs
Pauline Chan

Pauline Chan

Lawyer - Pauline Chan Law

Calgary, Alberta
Corporate Law Employment Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law

Pauline Chan is called to the bar, but also found her calling at the barre, barre fitness classes that is. In the course of a day, Pauline jumps from advising clients on corporate agreements to advising them on building physical strength and pelvic floor awareness.
Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters

Director of Legal Initiatives and Public Interest - Black Femme Legal

Toronto, Ontario
Workers' Rights Law Workplace Law Employment Law

Samantha Peters could not find the law job of her dreams, so she built it. No, she didn’t start her own firm. What Samantha felt compelled to do was change the system and “do law differently”, and that did not fit into the traditional law firm structure.
Elsa Ascencio

Elsa Ascencio

Workers' Rights Lawyer - Mobile Legal & Social Justice Initiative at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Toronto, Ontario
Employment Law Human Rights Law Public Interest Law Workers' Rights Law

At the start of her legal career, someone told Elsa Ascencio that lawyering is like being on a boat in the open ocean. If you lose your sails, the rough waters will eventually sink you.
Sandra MacKenzie

Sandra MacKenzie

Partner - Lawson Lundell LLP - Yellowknife office

Yellowknfe, Northwest Territories
Administrative Law Employment Law Labour Law

If you had told Sandra MacKenzie 18 years ago that her career would include going on a sheriff-led tour to see a Grolar Bear (yes, they’re real!) during a court recess, she would have laughed.
Sara Forte

Sara Forte

Employment Lawyer & Founder - Forte Law

Surrey, BC
Employment Law Labour Law Firm Founder

Sara Forte describes her legal career as a steady descent down the corporate ladder, with success found at the bottom.