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Law society moves to curb racial barriers

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

Ontario’s legal profession is taking steps toward a more inclusive future.

During December’s meeting of convocation, benchers with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) approved a report outlining a plan to reduce barriers to success faced by racialized lawyers and paralegals.

Consisting of 13 recommendations to be implemented over the next three years, the plan was developed by the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group.

It will require lawyers and paralegals to promise to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and to undertake mandatory annual...