Driving the case for

Diversity

“Groups like Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusiveness are moving diversity in new directions”
- Lexpert Magazine

Our group

LEGAL LEADERS FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (LLD) is a group of Canadian General Counsel from coast to coast who have declared their support and commitment for creating a more inclusive legal profession as well as supporting diversity initiatives within our organizations.

Our diversity

We define diversity broadly, and believe that by each of us taking individual actions, but more importantly taking collective action, we can create positive change which will result in a more inclusive legal profession.

Our initiatives

We support and promote inclusivity in the legal profession by mentoring students and new-hires, providing scholarships, and attending conferences and summits.

Our featured initiative

Creating a More Inclusive Legal Profession for People with Disabilities

The LLD believes that it has a role to play in the creation of a more inclusive legal profession for people with disabilities. In June 2014, we established the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund. Annual scholarships will be granted to support disabled youth who are studying in law faculties across Canada. With the support of our corporations and law firms, we have each committed to give $5,000 to the Trust Fund upon its inception. Thanks to the generosity of 42 general counsel and managing partners across Canada, $210,000 has already been raised.

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Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – May, 2018

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela Best Wishes for May!    Have a read of the list of diversity related events below.  There is no shortage of things to recognize or celebrate in...

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – April, 2018

“On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres Best...

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – March, 2018

Viola Desmond didn’t set out to make history, but she did. Greetings! International Women’s Day.  Celebrate, be a visible leader and take concrete actions towards creating gender inclusion in your law department.  Pay equity, equal opportunity and standing up for true inclusion for all:  these are things you can do.  As a signatory of the...