Small Towns and Big Dreams

The First Generation Network is proud to present, "Small Towns and Big Dreams: a conversation with the Supreme Court of Canada's former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin".

Generously sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, you won't want to miss this incredible event.

Register here:

Space is limited.

The LexisNexis Video Series

Calling all videographers, video editors, photographers, content creators, and scriptwriters!

The First Generation Network is partnering with LexisNexis to make videos geared towards first generation students who want to come to law school or are in law school.

Interested in helping? Contact Simi Solebo at

Previous Events:

First Generation Legal Professionals Panel

Attention University of Ottawa FGNers!

We are excited to announce our First Generation Legal Professionals Panel. On November 29, 2018, a panel consisting of Supreme Court Justice Michael Moldaver, and three first generation lawyers, Laura Gomez (Gowling WLG), Erin Durant (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)), and Alex Nguyen (Department of Justice), will discuss their experiences as first generation legal professionals and provide some insight into what first generation students can expect as they transition into the legal profession.

The event will take place at the BLG Ottawa offices on November 29, 2018, from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. It will include a reception following the panel discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to help kick start your legal career!

Please RSVP using the link provided here: The deadline for registration is November 20, 2018. This event is generously sponsored by BLG.

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) In-House Counsel Event

The First Generation Network is excited to invite you to our first event of the 2018-19 academic year. We’re partnering with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) to host a panel event where we will discuss the range of in-house and non-legal opportunities available to individuals who choose to pursue a career off of Bay Street. The informal panel discussion will be followed by a reception where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with BMO lawyers and employees.

We hope you can join us in connecting with a BMO’s diverse group of lawyers and employees, and learn more about the path to in-house practice, the portability of a legal skill set, and the client perspective at one of Canada’s largest banks.

We’re very excited about this event, and BMO has been an excellent partner by providing us with individuals and space which we believe will provide a high-impact, yet low-stress, networking opportunity for first generation students. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible here. We hope to see you there! We’ll send you an email once we’ve confirmed you’re registration.

Date: September 20th, 2018
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: Bank of Montreal (BMO): 21st Floor, 100 King St W (First Canadian Place), Toronto, ON, M5X 1A1
Registration: Click here.