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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...

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – February, 2018

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” -Rosa Parks. Greetings! February is Black History month.  Your organization will likely have a celebration you can participate in, but it also gives you the chance to reflect on the inclusion of blacks both within your teams, but also...

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – January, 2018

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Well, better late than never in wishing you the best for 2018! We welcome our newest member, Kathleen A. Howie, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, The Co-operators Group Limited. Starting the New Year, you might...

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion – December, 2017

Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. Excuse me as I use this newsletter for an editorial. Earlier this week we marked the anniversary of the École  Polytechnique mass shooting which resulted in the...