Business Development Seminar: In Celebration of International Women's Day

  • 8 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom & Whitelaw Twining (#2400-200 Granville St)


Registration is closed

Have you been told that all lawyers should endeavor to build their own book of business?

This business development seminar will feature lawyer panelists who will discuss business and client development in the context of their own practice and issues that are unique to female lawyers in light of International Women's Day. 

We have invited several Asian women lawyer panelists who will share their unique practice and business development journeys with the attendees.

    This event will be take place on March 8, 2023 at 12:00PM in a hybrid format: 

    • To attend virtually, please register on Zoom.
    • To attend in-person at the office of Whitelaw Twining, please register on our website. Given limited physical seating, in-person attendance is capped at 20 registrants. A $5 registration fee will apply for in-person registrants. 

    This event is approved for 1.0 hour of CPD credit with the Law Society of British Columbia.

    We thank Whitelaw Twining for their venue sponsorship and kind support.


    Meet our Speakers

    Nicole Chang, Whitelaw Twining (Panelist)

    Nicole heads Whitelaw Twining’s class action group, with a burgeoning class action defense practice in which she advises and represents financial institutions, publicly-traded companies, and small businesses. On a broader spectrum, Nicole runs a complex commercial litigation practice, encompassing shareholder and corporate disputes, oppression claims, securities, trust claims, estate disputes, and bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Nicole is also the co-chair of W-T’s DEI Committee.

    Abby Pang, Illuma Family Law (Panelist)

    Abby is the principal lawyer and founder of Illuma Family Law. She is an advocate for healthy families and children. She supports families, by providing guidance to navigate through the legal system during divorce proceedings.

    Kathrine Uppal, Bleay Both Uppal LLP (Panelist) 

    Kathrine is a partner with Bleay Both Uppal LLP, a newly formed partnership that evolved from her previous employment. Kathrine was called to the bar in 2016 and practiced in a few different areas, before finding her place in the area of strata property. Kathrine is a member of several property management related industry groups and regularly conducts seminars on strata related topics. Kathrine is also a sessional instruction at Langara College.

    Cheryl D’Sa, Narwal Litigation LLP (Moderator)

    Cheryl D’Sa, a civil litigator and mediator, is the managing partner of Narwal Litigation LLP in downtown Vancouver and an elected bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. She is the Chair of the LSBC’s EDI Committee, and a member of the Credentials Committee and Mental Health Task Force. She is one of two bencher representatives on the Board of CLEBC. She is a Past President of the Vancouver Bar Association and recipient of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 award.

    Louisa Winn, Crown Counsel (Moderator)

    Louisa Winn K.C. (she/her) is a government lawyer and former FACLBC executive member. She brings to the discussion her  experiences: in private and government practice; dedication to  equity/inclusion initiatives; longstanding volunteerism and networking activities.


    By attending this event, you agree to abide by the FACL BC Event Code of Conduct.

    If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please email

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