2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @ Law Society of Ontario

October is Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. On October 23, 2018, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association hosted an event celebrating this special occasion.

This year’s program featured a discussion with Latina leaders in law from Canada and the United States. The speakers discussed the challenges that women face, their careers, and provided advice about their respective industry and how to overcome obstacles. The program was followed by a reception.

Thanks again to our sponsors – Carranza LLP, Borders Law Firm, Neuberger & Partners LLP, Singer Kwinter, Chaves Paz Legal, and Polak, McKay & Hawkshaw – for their generous support!

Moderator: Amanda Martinez, Singer and Host/Personality, MBA, International Business


  • Carmen M. Garcia Esq. (U.S.A.), Gubernatorial Appointee, Parole Board and former Judge, New Jersey
  • France Tenaille, Partner, Gowling WLG, Toronto
  • Jennifer Quito, Policy Counsel, Licensing and Accreditation at the Law Society of Ontario
  • Silvana Montes De Oca, Consul General of Uruguay, Toronto

October 23, 2018

Panel discussion: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Reception: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.

Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto