2021 Women In Law Speaker Series

The 2021 Women In Law Speaker Series seeks to inspire law students, articling students and junior lawyers through informal discussions with three powerhouse female legal practitioners who are balancing thriving careers with significant community commitments and personal passions.



March 11

Rani Wong
Rani Wong, Calgary Family Law Association

Rani Wong is a family law lawyer who began her career as a corporate commercial lawyer at top-tier law firms in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, and in the Singapore office of a New York law firm. She believes in the value of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration and parenting co-ordination in resolving family disputes but recognizes the value of litigation as a necessary tool in certain circumstances. She regularly works with business valuators, forensic investigators, psychologists, social workers, doctors and other experts as needed.

March 18

Rosel Kim
Rosel Kim, LEAF

Rosel Kim is a staff lawyer at the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). At LEAF, she contributes to the development and management of LEAF’s cases and conducts legal and other research related to LEAF’s law reform projects. In 2017, she was selected as one of the 25 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region for her leadership potential. Her writing on race, gender and identity have appeared in Huffington Post Canada, Precedent Magazine and GUTS Magazine. She holds an MA in English Literature and common and civil law degrees from McGill University.

March 29

Myrna McCallum
Myrna McCallum, creator and host of the Trauma-Informed Lawyer Podcast

Myrna is a Métis-Cree lawyer, grandmother and host of the podcast, “The Trauma-Informed Lawyer.” Myrna practices human rights law, criminal law and conducts workplace investigations into sexual misconduct, human rights, and bullying and harassment complaints. She also educates through keynotes, training sessions and lunch-and-learn sessions. She is the recipient of Justice Canada’s 2020 Excellence in Legal Practice and Victim Support Award.