November 2017 - Announcement: WLJH Skills Enhancement Training being held December 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal
Women Lawyers Joining Hands (WLJH) has partnered with legal experts from the Nepal Bar Association (NBA), RoHLR UNDP and international law firm - DL Piper, and other international lawwyers to deliver a six-day skills enhancement training for 60 women lawyers from various parts of Nepal, with different professional experiences, specializations, and talents. Click announcement below
April 2017 - Firm trains female lawyers in Nepal
April 2017 - New Perimeter conducts second training for female Nepali lawyers with Women Lawyers Joining Hands and the Nepal Bar Association
March 2017 - Upcoming Event: WLJH Skills Training, 26-31 March 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
Women Lawyers Joining Hands (WLJH) has partnered with legal experts from the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) and two international law firms - DL Piper and Symes, Street & Millard to deliver six-day skills enhancement training for 60 women lawyers from various parts of Nepal, with different professional experiences, specializations and talents. Click announcement below
January 2016 - New Perimeter partners with NGO Women Lawyers Joining Hands and the Nepal Bar Association to provide continuing legal education to female Nepali lawyers
October 2014 - We are proud to announce that Robin Sully has recently joined Women Lawyers Joining Hands Board of Directors. Robin was the 2014 recipient of the Walter S. Tarnolpolsky Award for her outstanding contribution to national and international Human Rights
September 2014 - WLJH Co-Founder, Sheri Meyerhoffer, was interviewed by Hasana, a Nepali National Monthly Magazine, in September 2014 on the Ability of Electoral System to Enhance the Women's Participation.
January 2014 - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analysis of the Nepali Judiciary, Research Report: National Judicial Academy Nepal Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, May 2013 Click here
WLJH Development Milestones
March 8, 2015 - WLJH Chair, Sheri Meyerhoffer, and WLJH Advisor and former Member of Nepal's Legislative-Parliament, Sapana Pradhan Malla, speak at Nepal Bar Association's International Women's Day Program, Alpha Beta Complex, Baneshwor, Kathmandu.
March 6, 2015 - WLJH Chair, Sheri Meyerhoffer, presentation on Women's Political Participation in Nepal to the Cultural Group of Nepal, Shankar hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
October 26, 2014 - Launch of WLJH's social pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
October 19, 2014 - Pooja Pyakurel appointed WLJH Programme Assistant, Kathmandu, Nepal.
October 1, 2014 - WLJH Chair, Sheri Meyerhoffer, presentation to audience in Claresholm, Alberta via video, on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Person Case for International Person's Day. She compared the achievements of Canada's Famous Five with those of women leaders in Nepal.
October 2014 - WLJH Advisory Committee Member, Sapana Pradhan Malla, interviewed by Hasana, a Nepali National Monthly Magazine, on the necessity for Nepal's new constitution to provide citizenship through both mother or father and women's right to inheritance.
October 2014 - Robin Sully joined WLJH's Board of Directors. Robin was the 2014 recipient of the Walter S. Tarnolpolsky Award for her outstanding contribution to national and international Human Rights.
September 2014 - WLJH Co-Founder, Sheri Meyerhoffer, interviewed by Hasana, a Nepali National Monthly Magazine, on the Ability of Electoral System to Enhance the Women's Participation.
April 23, 2014 - WLJH fund raising event hosted by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto, Canada
February 28, 2014 - WLJH fund raising event, Edmonton Court House, Barrister's Lounge, Edmonton, Canada
February 27, 2014 - WLJH fund raising event hosted by the Alberta Women Lawyers Association with support of Dentons Canada LLP, Calgary, Canada
December 2013 - April 2014 - Evgeniy Osipov appointed WLJH intern
June 2013 - September 2013 - Megan Pikarski appointed WLJH intern
June 22, 2013 - WLJH Co-Founder delivered the keynote address at the Women's Forum 31 Association of Nepalis in Americas Convention "Role of Women in Upcoming Election Making Process" at Hilton Westchester, New York April 7, 2013 - Fundraising Event in Kathmandu, Nepal hosted by Beth Verhey.
April 2013 - Launch of the new multi-page, informative WLJH website
February 2013 - Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the Nepal Bar Association to act as agent for WLJH to assist with the implementation of its programs in Nepal.
January 2013 - WLJH's notification of registration as a Canadian charitable organization effective August 3, 2012.
January 2013 - Marie-France Menc of Kanuka Thuringer LLP accepted WLJH's PBLS file.
December 2012 - Commitment from Mumbai law firm, I & S Associates, to develop curriculum for the one month intensive foundation course on practical legal skills.
December 2012 - PBLS Saskatchewan issued request for WLJH to receive pro bono legal services for its foundational corporate matters.
December 2012 - Kanuka Thuringer LLP issued request for WLJH to receive pro bono legal services for its foundational corporate matters.
December 2012 - Commitment by global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to develop WLJH continuing legal education seminars.
August 2012 - WLJH request for law firms to develop curriculum for one month intensive foundation course on practical legal skills and 11 monthly legal education seminars on basic legal skills in specific practice areas posted on PILnet's pro bono legal network, Global House List
August 2012 - Submission of WLJH's application for charitable status
July 2012 - Jim Hoggan of the award winning Vancouver Public Relations firm, Hoggan and Associates, connected WLJH to Website and Graphic Designer, Michelle Swift. Michelle has committed to working with WLJH over the long term on a pro bono basis and, in addition to designing, launching and updating the website, she will design WLJH's business cards, brochures and other promotional materials
June 2012 - Granted membership to the Thomson Reuter Foundation's TrustLaw Connect which is a vehicle to connect those who need legal help with lawyers wanting to engage in high impact pro bono work.
June 2012 - Incorporation of WLJH under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
May 2012 - Sapana Pradham Malla agreed to be a member of the WLJH International Advisory Committee
May 2012 - Ms. Yvonne Chenier of Drache Aptowitzer who specializes in charity law, accepted WLJH's PBLA file
April 2012 - Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) issued a certificate for WLJH to receive pro bono legal services to incorporate WLJH and apply for charitable tax status
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