The Law Society understands that
racialized lawyers and paralegals face barriers at all stages of their careers. We are putting into action?
five strategies to remove these barriers:
- Accelerating culture shift
- Measuring progress
- Educating for change
- Implementing supports
- Leading by example
Our main objectives are to:
- Create more inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario
- Reduce barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination
- Increase representation of racialized licensees in the professions, in proportion to the representation in the Ontario population, in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority.
Implementation of the strategies has begun.? Here’s what lawyers and paralegals need to KNOW AND DO?
Read the final report - Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions?