Articles & Papers

Power of the Purse:

How General Counsel Can Impact Pay Equity for Women Lawyers The Task Force on Gender Equity (Task Force) was created by American Bar Association President Laurel G. Bellows to address the continuing problem of gender inequality in the legal profession. Bold action is necessary for women lawyers to achieve parity with their male colleagues, as

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Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network: Statement of Principles

The Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN) is a group of Canadian law firms who have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal
profession. Diversity and inclusion are core values of LFDIN members.
We believe that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will help us attract and retain the best talent and better serve our clients’ needs in an evolving global marketplace.

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Diversity in ADR: unfamiliar doesn’t mean inferior

In-house counsel may be developing diverse internal departments and asking their external firms to staff with diversity in mind but when it comes to mediation or arbitration, diversity seems not to be on their radar. During an Association of Corporate Counsel session held in Toronto May 8 at Norton Rose Canada LLP, a panel of

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Towards a More Representative Legal Profession:

Better practices, better workplaces, better results (Law Society of British Columbia) The Law Society of British Columbia is committed to the principles of equity and diversity andbelieves the public is best served by a more inclusive and representative profession. The demographics of the population in BC have shifted dramatically in past decades. The demographicsof the

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50% of Canadian general counsel look to diversity in choosing law firms

An Association of Corporate Counsel online Quick Poll suggests that just over half of Canadian general counsel consider a law firm’s policy on diversity when they are retaining outside lawyers. Asked how important a firm’s diversity policy is to their decision-making process, 16.53% of  those who voted said: “Extremely important, we have a diversity policy and try to

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