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Finding Aid - Women's Law Association of Ontario fonds (PF58)

Women's Law Association of Ontario fonds

[1895?]-2001

1.32 m of textual records
272 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 28 cm or smaller
89 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
2 computer disks
1 audio cassette
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 10 x 12 cm

Administrative History
The Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) is the oldest surviving independent legal association in Ontario and the largest of its kind, established to advance the interests of women in the legal profession and in society through advocacy, law reform and professional development. Founded by two law school students, Laura Denton and Helen Currie in 1919, it initially began as an association for women law students in the Toronto area, but quickly expanded as increasing numbers of women began practising law. The association is now comprised of lawyers, law students and members of the judiciary across Ontario, with regional chapters in London and Ottawa.
 
The association is governed by a constitution and bylaws, which outline organizational and membership rules. In accordance with the constitution, an Executive Committee is elected at a yearly annual meeting, and consists of the following officer positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Archivist, Programme Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Networking Coordinator, and Trust Funds Coordinator. The Executive Committee includes members-at-large and one representative from each of the chapters, who also serves as the chair of that local chapter.
 
The Association's stated purposes initially focused on professional development and social connectivity. These purposes now include an interest in law as it affects the treatment of women by the legal system and as members of the profession. The Association also works for the advancement of women in the legal profession by advocating for the admittance of women into law school, encouraging employment opportunities for articling students and Bar Admission Course graduates, increasing the numbers of women as partners of law firms, and the elevation of women to the bench. Social activities of the Association include workshops, seminars, and dinner meetings.
 
As a representative association for women in the law, the Women's Law Association of Ontario partners with legal and non-legal committees and organizations to develop events and programs and to work towards advocacy goals. The Association has collaborated with the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, the Treasurer's Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Bench and Bar committees, and the Joint Action Committee on Equity and Diversity.

Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Law Association of Ontario. The records in the fonds have been created and maintained by various members of the Association and its Executive Committee. Though there are some records that pre-date the formation of the Association in 1919, such as those found in the scrapbooks, the majority of the records are more recent, largely created during the 1980s and 1990s, and detail the activities of the Association in the Greater Toronto Area. The records in the fonds document the advocacy interests of the association, internal administrative activities and functions, involvement in social events and professional development, and participation in external committees and groups. Included in the fonds are files of several executive officers, copies of the constitution and by-laws, minutes of Executive Committee meetings, minutes of annual meetings, minutes of Archives Committee meetings, records relating to bencher elections of the Law Society of Upper Canada, committee records, records relating to the annual President's Award, financial records, photographs, membership lists, surveys, event files, copies of the Association's newsletter "Without Prejudice", and a brochure. The fonds also includes several scrapbooks that document Association activities, as well as the lives and careers of early women lawyers in Ontario. Several of the scrapbooks contain information on women lawyers in other jurisdictions.

Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF58-1 President's files

1991-1997
20 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and maintained by the President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario. The records document the President's role as a representative of the association and as a member of the association's Executive Committee, as well as consultations with the membership on association matters.

PF58-1-1 Correspondence

1991-1997
13 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of the correspondence of the President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario. Correspondents include other members of the Executive Committee, members of the association and representatives of other law-related groups or committees. Much of the correspondence concerns the organization of Executive Committee meetings and the agenda for Executive Committee meetings, preparations for special events and dinners, nominations for awards, and the association newsletter. Included in the sub-series are faxes, letters and memos, and include copies of outgoing correspondence as well as original incoming correspondence.

Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-001 1994-1995 general file. -- 1993-1996
2006006-002 1997 - WLAO meeting Aug. 14. -- 1997
2006006-003 Bench and Bar committees. -- 1991
2006006-004 Celia Hitch WLAO files. -- 1995-1997
2006006-005 Dinner meetings. -- 1994-1996
2006006-006 Executive meetings. -- 1994-1995
2006006-007 Law Society Medal. -- 1992-1995
2006006-008 Newsletter. -- 1994-1995
2006006-009 WLAO dinner. – 1997

PF58-1-2 General files

1991-1997
7 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of various general files maintained by the President. Records in the sub-series relate to administrative, executive and social functions of the association. Records in the sub-series include agendas and minutes of Executive Committee meetings, correspondence, flyers for association events, blank forms, financial statements, newspaper clippings, and notes and drafts written by the President.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-010 General administrative records. -- 1994-1997
2006006-011 General administrative records. -- 1996-1997
2006006-012 Miscellaneous forms. -- 1991-1993
2006006-013 Women's law 1992-1993. -- 1992-1994

PF58-2 Treasurer's files

1935-1943, 1986-1997
14.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of the financial records of the association, as well as the correspondence of the Treasurer. Included in the series are Treasurer's annual reports, financial statements, financial ledgers, banking records, invoices, and correspondence.

PF58-2-1 Treasurer's reports

1986-1992
5 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of annual reports created by the Treasurer. These reports detail the association's membership, bank account balances, scholarship awards and income statements.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-014 Treasurer's report. -- 1986-1992

PF58-2-2 Financial statements

1995-1997
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of monthly statements, which detail the income and expenses of the association and the month-end balances of financial accounts.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-015 Statements of cash receipts and disbursements. -- 1995-1997

PF58-2-3 Ledgers

1935-1943, 1989-1994
3.3 cm of textual records (3 v.)
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of financial ledgers maintained by the Treasurer of the association. These ledgers document the association's receipts and disbursements as well as membership and event fees paid, monies deposited, cheques written, and general expenses.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-016 Ledger. -- 1935-1943
2006006-017 Nov. 9/89 - Sept. '92. -- 1989-1992
2006006-018 September 10, 1992. -- 1992-1994

PF58-2-4 Bank records

1987-1995
6.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of a variety of documents produced and accumulated from the association's accounts at financial institutions. These include account deposit books, savings and chequing account books, Revenue Canada statements, association banking resolutions, account renewal documents and correspondence, and copies of deposit books and deposited cheques.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-019 Bank books and deposit books. -- 1988-1995
2006006-020 Banking resolutions. -- 1987-1992
2006006-021 Canada Revenue records. -- 1992-1993
2006006-022 Citibank confirmation of renewal forms. -- 1992-1994

PF58-2-5 Invoices

1994-1995
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of invoices from association events and meetings, purchases of administrative supplies, courier deliveries and printing services, and membership applications.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-023 Bills paid. -- 1994-1995

PF58-2-6 Correspondence

1986, 1992-1995, 1997
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence maintained by the Treasurer of the Women's Law Association of Ontario. The correspondence reflects the activities of the Treasurer as a member of the association's Executive Committee, as well as the specific financial duties of that role. Topics include the planning for Executive Committee meetings and issues before the Committee, content for the association's newsletter, event expenses and deposits, event fees and registration, scholarships, membership fees and applications, and general banking matters.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-024 Correspondence. -- 1986
2006006-025 Correspondence. -- 1992
2006006-026 Correspondence. -- 1994-1995
2006006-027 Correspondence, agenda and minutes. -- 1997
2006006-028 Nancy Miller. -- 1992-1993
2006006-029 National Trust correspondence. -- 1994

PF58-3 Archivist's files

1970-2001
29.5 cm of textual records
77 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 28 cm and smaller
13 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
1 audio cassette
2 computer disks

Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and maintained by the Archivist for the Women's Law Association of Ontario. The role of the position was to record the history and activities of the association and its members.

PF58-3-1 Correspondence

1984-1987, 1993, 1995-1996, 1999-2000
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and other records maintained by the Archivist for the Women's Law Association of Ontario. Topics include the Law Society of Upper Canada's "Crossing the Bar" exhibit, lobbying for a Clara Brett Martin commemorative stamp, the organization of "Effecting change: women in politics" (an association dinner and panel discussion), and general association business.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-030 Clara Brett Martin stamp. -- 1995
2006006-031 Correspondence. -- 1984-1987
2006006-032 Crossing the Bar correspondence. -- 1993
2006006-033 Women in politics - April 1996. -- 1996
2019003-001 80th Anniversary research. -- 1999-2000

PF58-3-2 Research files

1970-2001
8.5 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 35 x 28 cm
1 audio cassette
2 computer disks : Zip
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records accumulated or created by the Archivist with regards to women in law or law-related issues affecting women. These records include a large collection of newspaper clippings related to the activities of female lawyers, including prominent Canadian women in law and members of the association. The sub-series also includes a number of publications written by or concerning women in law and research notes compiled by the Archivist.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-034 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law subscription. -- 1989
2006006-035 The Early Years draft. -- 2000
2006006-036 Equity reports. -- 1999-2000
2006006-037 Globe and Mail and other papers - subject. -- 1987
2006006-038 Individual file. -- 1983-1985
2006006-039 Maclean's photographs. -- [198-?]
2006006-13P Photographs of Maclean's magazine article. -- Reproduced [198-?]
2006006-040 Margaret Campbell interview notes and profile. -- 1989
2006006-041 Margaret Campbell for Women in Politics seminar. -- 1996
2006006-042 Membership research. -- 1989-2001
2006006-043 National women's issues. -- 1981-1987
2006006-044 Newspaper clippings. -- 1981-1983
2006006-045 Newspaper clippings. -- 1983-1986
2006006-046 Newspaper clippings. -- 1984.
2006006-047 Newspaper clippings. -- 1991
2006006-048 People. -- 1987
2006006-049 Persons. -- 1984
2006006-050 Published articles. -- 1970-1986
2006006-051 Research notes. -- [199
2006006-052 Sandra Chapnik. -- 1979-1989
2006006-053 Saturday Night and Maclean's photocopies. -- [199-?]
2006006-054 Subject file. -- 1985-1987
2006006-055 Subject file. -- 1986
2006006-056 Wilson report - newspaper articles. -- 1992-1994
2006006-057 WLAO archives. -- [199-?]
2006006-058 WLAO reminiscences. -- 1994-1995
2006006-01A W.L.A.O. reminiscences, Van Camp, J.. -- 2 Dec. 1994

PF58-3-3 General files

1977-2000
18 cm of textual records
75 photographs : b&w and col. ; 17.5 x 12.5 cm or smaller
13 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of a variety of records relating to the activities and interests of the Archivist, including records produced by the Executive Committee. The sub-series includes Executive Committee minutes and agendas, correspondence, photographs, event documents and flyers, special exhibit documents, financial reports, membership data and lists, newspaper clippings and academic articles, and speeches and notes.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-059 Archives Committee. -- 1985-1986
2006006-060 Association letterhead. -- [199-?]
2006006-061 General administrative records. -- 1986-1992
2006006-062 General administrative records. -- 1989-1993
2006006-14P Annual meeting 1992. -- 19 May 1992
2006006-063 General administrative records. -- 1990-1992
2006006-064 General administrative records. -- 1991
2006006-15P Event photographs. -- [199-?]
2006006-065 General administrative records. -- 1993-1994
2006006-16P CBA Annual Meeting, women lawyers' reception August 1994. -- Aug. 1994
2006006-066 General administrative records. -- 1993-2000
2006006-067 General administrative records. -- 1994-1995
2006006-17P Photographs of Women and AIDS dinner meeting. -- 9 Nov. 1995
2006006-068 General administrative records. -- 1995-1996
2006006-069 Helen Kinnear scholarship. -- 1981-1991
2006006-070 Invitations and brochures. -- 1985-1987
2006006-071 Loan of archives to Law Society of Upper Canada. -- 1991-1992
2006006-072 Membership data and lists. -- 1985-1986
2006006-073 Membership documents. -- 1992-2000
2006006-074 Notices of meetings, agendas, member news. -- 1977-1987
2006006-075 October 1991. -- 1991
2006006-076 Reports, speeches, presentations. -- 1983-1984
2006006-077 WLAO 1989. – 1989
2006006-18P Lorraine Gotlib photographs. -- 1984-1986
2006006-19P Photographs of Mary Lamont. -- [198-?]-1988
2006006-078 WLAO 1991. -- 1991
2006006-079 WLAO 1993. -- 1993
2006006-20P Festive dinner. -- [1993?]
2006006-21P Pilkington dinner. -- 1993
2006006-22P Photograph of Mary Duncan. -- 1993
2006006-23P Paule Gauthier portrait. -- [199-?]
2006006-080 WLAO September 27, 1995. -- 1995
2006006-081 WLAO 1997. -- 1997
2006006-24P Celebrating 100 years of diversity in the profession. -- 1997
2006006-25P Celebrating 100 years of diversity in the legal profession: a dinner for women leaders of legal organizations during the previous two years. -- 1997
2006006-082 WLAO 1998. -- 1998
2006006-083 Women's work art project. -- 1997-1998

PF58-4 Constitution and bylaws

1949-1996
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of the constitution and bylaws of the association, which detail the object of the association, qualifications for membership, the structure of the Executive Committee, and a number of bylaws, which state the duties of Executive Committee members and of the Executive Committee in general. The series contains the oldest existing association constitution, from 1949, photocopies of that constitution and subsequent amendments to the constitution made in the 1990s.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-084 Copies of constitution and bylaws. -- 1949-1996

PF58-5 Executive Committee minutes

1973-2001
3 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of the recorded minutes of the association's monthly meetings of the Executive Committee, spanning the 1970s to the 1990s. The series does not contain a complete set of minutes for this period. The minutes document the association's activities and concerns, such as: membership issues and fees, dinner meetings and events, scholarships, other committees, newsletters, awards, financial reports, and lobbying efforts. The series also includes a memorandum summarizing the details of an Executive Committee meeting in 1987.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-085 Executive Committee minutes. -- 1973-1997
2006006-086 Memorandum. -- 1987
2006006-087 Minutes and directory. -- 1996-1997
2019003-002 Executive meetings. -- 1999-2001

PF58-6 Annual meeting minutes

[1924?], 1981-1983
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of the minutes of the association's annual meeting (1981-1983) and the first annual report of the association (1923-1924). The first annual report from 1923-1924 describes the first year of the association, with a focus on its members, association meetings and activities. The later annual meeting minutes include reports from various officers of the Executive Committee, information about membership, and announcements of the next year's Executive Committee officers.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-088 Annual meeting minutes. -- [1924?], 1981-1983

PF58-7 Archives Committee minutes

1985-1986
10 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of the minutes of the monthly Archives Committee meetings. The minutes document the goals and activities of the Archives Committee, which include preserving existing archival material and collecting new material relating to women lawyers in Ontario.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-089 Archives Committee minutes. -- 1985-1986

PF58-8 Bencher elections

1995, 1999
2 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of files pertaining to the association's participation in the Bencher elections of the Law Society of Upper Canada. This involvement includes activity in preparation for the Bencher Candidates Forum and as part of the Bencher Elections Committee, an inter-organizational group representing a variety of legal associations, including the Canadian Bar Association, the Lawyers Club and the Refugee Lawyers Association, among others, seeking to increase discourse and encourage participation in the elections. The series includes correspondence, notes, candidate lists, agendas for committee meetings, press releases, draft questions, flyers, candidate brochures, and candidate profiles.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-090 Bencher Elections Forum 1995. -- 1995
2006006-091 Bencher Forum. -- 1995
2006006-092 Bencher elections. -- 1999

PF58-9 Joint Action Committee on Gender Equality

1995-1996
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to the association's participation on the Joint Action Committee on Gender Equality (JACGE), an inter-organizational group concerned with the equal representation and treatment of women in the legal profession. The Joint Action Committee on Gender Equality is comprised of members from the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Criminal Lawyers Association, among others. The series contains correspondence, reports, meeting agendas, committee minutes and newspaper clippings.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-093 General. -- 1995-1996

PF58-10 Legal Aid Umbrella Committee

1992-1993
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to the association's involvement with the Legal Aid Umbrella Committee, an inter-organization group comprised of members from the Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario, the Advocates Society and the Refugee Lawyers Association, among others, and individual benchers and Legal Aid personnel. The records in this series primarily relate to the Committee's efforts to increase legal aid family law tariffs in 1992 and 1993.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-094 General administrative. -- 1992-1993

PF58-11 Public Welfare Committee

1949
6 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of records produced in 1949 by Public Welfare Committee members. The committee was concerned with issues relating to juvenile delinquency, education and domestic court issues. The activities of the committee included lobbying for amendments to the Juvenile Delinquency Act and providing briefs to Toronto City Hall relating to the treatment of young offenders in court. The records in this series consist of correspondence and a committee report.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-095 Reports and correspondence. -- 1949

PF58-12 Errors and Omissions Sub-Committee

1992-1995
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Errors and Omissions Sub-Committee. The sub-committee formed in response to a proposed increase to the Errors and Omissions insurance levy by the Law Society of Upper Canada, an increase the association considered detrimental to women lawyers working in low-income and/or part-time positions. The major activity of this sub-committee involved the lobbying of the Law Society of Upper Canada executive and elected benchers, in the form of a letter-writing campaign. The records in this series include correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, lists of benchers, information sheets, and copies of the "Benchers Bulletin".
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-096 General administrative. -- 1992-1995

PF58-13 Judicial Appointments Sub-Committee

1992-1995
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Judicial Appointments Sub-Committee, which was formed by the association to endorse and promote the appointment of candidates to the bench whose service would enhance the interests of women. The sub-committee publicized its search for candidates; received and reviewed applications, interviewed referees and candidates; and made direct recommendations to the appropriate committee regarding appointments. The records in this series consist of correspondence, candidate resumes, notes, and committee minutes.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-097 Correspondence. -- 1992
2006006-098 General administrative. -- 1992-1995

PF58-14 Lobby Sub-Committee

1991-1996
4 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the activities of the association's Lobby Sub-Committee. The Lobby Sub-Committee was created to address the advocacy concerns of the association with regards to topics such as legal aid, errors and omissions insurance, sexual harassment, discrimination, women and poverty, and law-related government legislation (Bill 3 and Bill 4). The activities of the sub-committee include letter-writing campaigns, participation in related joint committees, research, and outreach. The records in this series consist of correspondence, sub-committee meeting minutes, member surveys, newspaper clippings and research literature, and sub-committee member lists.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-099 Correspondence. -- 1995-1996
2006006-100 Correspondence, minutes and notes. -- 1995-1996
2006006-101 General administrative. -- 1995
2006006-102 General administrative. -- 1995-1996
2006006-103 Literature. -- 1991-1996 

PF58-15 President's Award

1994-1996, 1998
6.5 cm of textual records
27 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
48 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm

Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the planning of the annual President's Award. This award was created by the association in 1989 for the purpose of recognizing women who had made significant contributions to the advancement of the interests of women in the legal profession. Recipients represented in this series include Marva Jemmott (1994), Mabel Van Camp (1995), Louise Arbour (1996), Carole Curtis (1996), Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré (1996), V. Maureen Kempston Darkes (1997), Marilou McPhedran (1997), Mary Jane Hatton (1998), and Susan Elliott (1998). The records in this series include correspondence, interview notes, research notes, resumes, media releases, newspaper articles, event programs, event flyers, photographs, and RSVPs.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-104 1994 flyer. -- 1994
2006006-105 Correspondence, notes and resumes. -- 1996
2006006-106 General. -- 1998
2006006-26P Mary Anne Freedman, "Rainmaking in a Time of Drought" breakfast. -- 1997
2006006-107 General. -- 1998
2006006-27P WLAO President's Award 1998. -- 1998
2006006-108 General administrative. -- 1996
2006006-109 General administrative. -- 1996
2006006-110 Madame Justice Mabel van Camp - WLAO President's Award 1995 - July 6, 1995. -- 1995

PF58-16 Membership

1949, 1994-1998
10 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting membership in the association. These include completed membership application forms and various fee payments, lists of members, copies of the association constitution, and blank membership application forms.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-111 Life members. -- 1995-1996
2006006-112 Life members. -- 1996-1998
2006006-113 Membership forms and constitution. -- 1996-1998
2006006-114 Membership lists and fee payments. -- 1996-1997
2006006-115 Membership A-G. -- 1997-1998
2006006-116 Membership H-M. -- 1997-1998
2006006-117 Membership N-Z. -- 1997-1998
2006006-118 Old members (not renewed, not able to locate, deceased). -- 1994-1995
2006006-119 Professional and employment status 1949. -- 1949, [198-?]

PF58-17 Surveys

1985, 1991-[between 1990 and 1995]
3 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of surveys and questionnaires created by the association for distribution to its membership. The surveys relate to general association functions and special topics of interest to the association executive. The series includes blank surveys and completed surveys respectively, as well as a report compiled from the results of a 1991 sexual harassment questionnaire.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-120 Parental/adoption leave surveys. -- [between 1990 and 1995]
2006006-121 Sexual harassment workshop report and questionnaire. -- 1991
2006006-122 Women's Law Association survey. -- 1985

PF58-18 Events

1989-2001
7.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in preparation for a variety of association events, which reflect the association's involvement in the provision of social and networking opportunities and professional development for its members. The events represented in this series include annual dinners and meetings, dinner meetings, social outings, and special events, such as the association's 80th anniversary dinner. Records in the series include correspondence, reports, event flyers, event programs, attendee lists, event fee payments, speech notes, curriculum vitae and resumes, and newspaper clippings.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-123 Annual Christmas dinner. -- 1989
2006006-124 September 6 seminar. -- 1989
2006006-125 Howland dinner. -- 1990
2006006-126 Annual Christmas dinner. -- 1990
2006006-127 Dinner meetings. -- 1990-1991
2006006-128 Annual general meeting. -- 1992
2006006-129 Annual general meeting. -- 1993
2006006-130 Event flyers. -- 1993-2000
2006006-131 Memo and flyers. -- 1996
2006006-132 "Rainmaking in a Time of Drought" attendees. -- 1997
2006006-133 Annual festive dinner attendees. -- 1997
2006006-134 80th anniversary dinner Louise Arbour speech. -- 2000
2006006-135 80th anniversary dinner. -- 2000
2006006-136 Speaking notes. -- May 2000
2019003-003 Event flyers. -- 1999-2001
2019003-004 Justice Wailan Low speech. -- 7 Dec. 2000
2019003-005 Annual general meeting and President's Awards Dinner. -- 11 Oct. 2011

PF58-19 Scrapbooks

[1895?]-1983
25.5 cm of textual records (10 v.)
2 photographs : b&w ; 29.5 x 21 cm and 20.5 x 13 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of scrapbooks created and maintained by members of the association. The collected documents in the scrapbooks date from [1895?] to 1983, and reflect the variety of interests of the association. The scrapbooks contain biographical information about early association members and women called to the bar in Ontario; newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of association members, women in law and society and general legal issues; letters; photographs of members and association events; pamphlets; and event programs.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-137 Volume 1. -- [1895?]-1933
2006006-28P Photograph of Clara Brett Martin. -- [1895?]
2006006-29P Photograph of Clara Brett Martin. -- [1895?]
2006006-34P Photograph of Sir William Mulock garden party. -- 1930
2006006-138 Volume 2. -- 1923-1938
2006006-139 Volume 3. -- 1933-1952
2006006-140 Volume 4. -- 1947
2006006-141 Volume 5 and volume 8. -- 1934-1968
2006006-142 Volume 6. -- 1952-1958
2006006-143 Volume 7. -- 1958-1965
2006006-144 Volume 9. -- 1968-1969
2006006-145 Volume 10. -- 1967-1972
2006006-146 Volume 11. -- 1972-1983

PF58-20 Photographs

1946-1947, 1980-1999
154 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20.5 x 35 cm and smaller
28 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 10 x 12 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of various Women's Law Association of Ontario events and members, including dinner meetings, holiday dinners, anniversaries and social gatherings.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-01P Women's Law Assoc'n of Ontario - December 14, 1946. -- 14 Dec. 1946
2006006-02P Women's Law Assoc'n of Ontario - December 14, 1946. -- 14 Dec. 1946
2006006-03P Women's Law Association, dinner - Royal York Hotel, Dec. 1947. -- Dec. 1947
2006006-04P September 1986 - Celebrating the women called to the bar in the first fifty years since Clara Brett Martin. -- 19 Sept. 1986
2006006-05P Tammy Dunett and Prof. Mary Jane Mossman 1989. -- 1989
2006006-06P Photographs of dinner meeting. -- [199-?]
2006006-07P 1992 event album. -- 1992
2006006-08P WLA annual general meeting. -- 19 May 1992
2006006-09P The Hon. Kim Campbell, Minister of Justice 1994. -- 1994
2006006-10P Photographs of Bencher Candidates Forum 1999. -- 1999
2006006-11P Photographs of dinner event. -- [199-?]
2006006-12P Photographs of golf event. -- [199-?]
2006006-32P Photograph of Miriam Kelly, Justice Mabel Van Camp and Sandra Chapnik. -- Dec. 1985
2006006-33P Photograph of Sandra Chapnik. -- [between 1985 and 1990]
2019003-01P Photograph negative of Clara Brett Martin. -- [19--]
2019003-02P Photograph of Lily Sherizen and Evelyn Harrison. -- [ca. 1950]
2019003-03P Photographs of Women's Law Association Event. -- 6 Feb. 1983
2019003-04P Photographs of Christmas Dinner, 1985. -- Dec. 1985
2019003-05P Photographs of awards dinner. -- 19 Sept. 1986
2019003-06P Photographs of Christmas Dinner, 1986. -- 5 Dec. 1986
2019003-07P Photographs of celebration of women judge's event. -- Aug. 1988
2019003-08P Photographs of holiday party. -- [1988?]

PF58-21 Newsletter

1988-1999
2 cm of textual records
12 photographs : col. ; 12.5 x 18 cm and 12.5 x 17.5 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of copies of the Association's newsletter, "Without Prejudice", as well as preparatory materials for the newsletter, such as photographs, correspondence, and drafts of articles. Newsletters include a message from the association president, association news, member profiles, reports on association events, appointment announcements, reports from association committees and Executive Committee members, announcements for upcoming events, and a listing of the Executive Committee members.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-147 Newsletter materials. -- 1997-1998
2006006-30P Photographs of awards dinner. -- [199-]
2006006-31P Photographs of holiday event. -- 1997
2006006-148 Without Prejudice. -- 1988-1999 

PF58-22 Pamphlets

2000
2 textual items

Scope and Content
Series consists of a pamphlet produced by the Women's Law Association of Ontario in 2000. The pamphlet details the association's mission statement, interests, activities, and contact information. Also included in the pamphlet is a donation form for the Women's Law Association of Ontario Fund.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
2006006-149 The Women's Law Association of Ontario : since 1919. -- 2000
Terms or Concepts Explained