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Roundtable Discussion – Planning for a successful return to work after maternity leave

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time:  12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Title:  Roundtable Discussion – Planning for a successful return to work after maternity leave
Alissa Schacter, Law Society of Manitoba
Cynthia Lazar, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Justice Annette Horst, Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
Jess Dillon, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Jennifer McRae, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Alissa Schacter will discuss the role of the Law Society regarding Maternity/Parental Leaves, including what resources are available. Cindy Lazar will discuss the applicable statutory framework, including considerations regarding legal entitlements such as notice by employee of return to work, compensation and job position. We will also have an Interactive panel with Justice Horst, Jess Dillon and Jennifer McRae about their experiences with returning from Maternity Leave.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at www.cbapd.org.

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: https://zoom.us/download.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.  If you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

If you are having troubles, please email sections@cba-mb.ca.

At approximately 9:30am on Thursday, December 3, 2020 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Attendance at this MBA Section learning session can be applied towards your Law Society mandatory yearly continuing professional development requirement for Ethics, Professionalism and Practice Management for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Katherine Bayer
Co-Chair, MBA Women Lawyers Section
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Ph:  204-988-0462

Justice Annette Horst
Judicial Co-Chair, MBA Women Lawyers Section
Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
Ph: 204-945-2050


December 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Manitoba Bar Association