Benchmark Canada's inaugural Women in Litigation forum took place on Wednesday, October 18th at the Deloitte building in downtown Toronto. The all-day affair and subsequent cocktail hour was perceived by all in attendance as a rousing success, with speakers addressing a variety of issues facing women litigators in Canada today. One attendee testified, "I really liked the substantive legal issues integrated with women/leadership advice. These were intelligent, candid speakers who addressed addressed relevant topics in a practical way, with helpful day-to-day tips. The event was a well-organized and amazing opportunity for women litigators." Justice Gloria Epstein delivered a keynote speech that was lauded as "interesting, inspiring and motivating," by one attendee. Another raves, "Her speech was a great reflection on where we’ve come in the profession and where we still need to go. She absolutely blew me away!"

The event agenda can be found here, additional photos, and key takeaways can be found here. For further details, as well as inquiries on other Benchmark Litigation events, please contact Benchmark managing editor Michael Rafalowich at or publisher Rebecca Synnott at