REMINDER: LSUC Program on Wed. Feb. 25 at 4pm-6pm on “Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees” and FACL’s Submissions

The Law Society of Upper Canada is offering its second program in Toronto to present the findings from its consultation paper, Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees.

The program is scheduled for Wednesday February 25, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Donald Lamont Learning Centre in Osgoode Hall (130 Queen Street West).  This session is available as a simultaneous webcast.  To RSVP for the program: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/form.aspx?ekfrm=2147500060

The Law Society is inviting attendees of the program to provide feedback to the questions posed in the paper.  The deadline for submissions is this Saturday March 1, 2015.  Please scroll down to read below, or click on this link for further details: http://lsuc.on.ca/racialized-licensees/

On February 23, 2015, FACL presented our submissions to the Law Society regarding the consultation paper, Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees.  Please CLICK HERE to view FACL’s submissions, which have also been archived in the Media page of our website.

We strongly urge you to consider submitting input to the Law Society during this consultation process.  The Law Society has advised that this feedback will help determine its next steps, as well as its final recommendations to Convocation regarding the challenges faced by racialized licensees in the legal profession of Ontario.

We hope to see you at the program tomorrow, February 25th.


Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees

Join the Law Society, members of the leg?al profession, and the public for a learning and consultation program discussi?ng the Law Society’s Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees consultation paper.

Offered in January and February 2015, this program will provide a brief overview of the findings of the Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges ?Faced by Racialized Licensees consultation paper, along with an opportunity for attendees to offer feedback on the questions posed in the  paper.

The program will also include an overview of the lawyer and paralegal rules on discrimination and harassment and a discussion of the importance of these rules to overall practice management – including employment practices and relationships to clients.

The program contains 1 Professionalism Hour

Light refreshments will be served.

Program Schedule:
 
FEBRUARY
 
Durham Region
February 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Ottawa
February 5, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Thunder Bay
February 23, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Hamilton
February 24, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Toronto
February 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
(also available via simultaneous webcast)

RSVP: For additional information and to register for a program in your area, please visit www.lsuc.on.ca/racialized-licensees.
 
Input received during the consultation process will help the Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group determine its next steps, as well as its final recommendations to Convocation.

Written submissions about the consultation paper are also welcome and should be submitted by March 1, 2015, to:

Josée Bouchard, Director, Equity Initiatives
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N6
jbouchar@lsuc.on.ca
Tel: 416-947-3984 or 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3984
Fax: 416-947-3983?