Lawyers for Representative Diversity Event

Lawyers for Representative Diversity is hosting an event on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, featuring The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, for a discussion on diversity on the federal bench.

Minister Wilson-Raybould has often highlighted “the need for a bench that more accurately reflects the country it serves.” Or more succinctly: “Diversity matters.” But what challenges do lawyers from minority backgrounds face in applying to the bench? How does the appointment process work? What should lawyers know about submitting an application? And what can the legal community do to foster greater diversity on the bench?

This forum will bring together lawyers and judges with the Minister to share information, experiences, and reflections on achieving a more representative judiciary.

RODA’s 4th Annual Diversity Conference and Reception

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The RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference returns on November 28, 2018 from 9am to 5pm to provide thought-provoking, practical discussions on current issues for diverse lawyers and allies. This year’s conference will feature timely discussions on hot topics including the Me Too Movement and the Law Society’s strategies to combat discrimination and harassment. Choose from a vast array of topics that will specifically address the often complex issues that diverse lawyers face in their legal career including bias and mental health in the legal profession. Register at the link below!