Monday, 03 April 2017 09:00

Halifax

HalifaxCollegiality is evident throughout the profession, but competition for work is still fierce.
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Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

Innovation needs diversity

Innovation needs  diversityMost creative ideas do not come from ‘great thinkers’ toiling alone but from diverse teams
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Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains spoke at a Women in Capital Markets event at Stikeman Elliott LLP last week.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains spoke at a Women in Capital Markets event at Stikeman Elliott LLP last week.
The federal government says it won’t rule out quotas if its latest attempt to increase gender diversity on corporate boards using a “comply and explain” approach doesn’t work.
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Speakers at the Legal Leaders for Diversity annual meeting (Ken Fredeen, Deloitte, Kathleen Lickers, Simon Fish, BMO) discuss how to increase Canadian’s engagement with Indigenous’ issues.
Speakers at the Legal Leaders for Diversity annual meeting (Ken Fredeen, Deloitte, Kathleen Lickers, Simon Fish, BMO) discuss how to increase Canadian’s engagement with Indigenous’ issues.
A Six Nations lawyer whose grandfather was the first registered Aboriginal lawyer in Ontario is challenging the in-house bar to ensure it is doing all it can to give indigenous people equal access to opportunities in the corporate sector.
Published in Latest News
More women on boards better for financial returns, CSRManitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan now all require listed companies to annually report their approach to adding more women to their boards and senior management. Gender equality on boards is certainly a live issue in the corporate world.
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Using big data to advance diversity and inclusivenessIn May, I attended the Chief Legal Officer Exchange in Miami. The conference took place over two days and was a great opportunity to network and make new contacts. I also had the pleasure of taking part in a panel of esteemed colleagues to discuss “Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusiveness” within the legal profession.
Published in Latest News
Survey shows diversity delivers 25 per cent higher share of spend
Survey shows diversity delivers 25 per cent higher share of spend
Gender drives different buying behaviours in-house, according to a new survey that looks at the influence diversity has on the legal market, and the gap in pay for women.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 07 March 2016 09:00

New horizons

New horizonsIt’s where the criminal law drafted in government offices meets the gritty reality of the streets. Homeless men lie passed out near the door of Vancouver’s Main Street courthouse. Drug syringes litter the ground.
Indigenous women, like those who have been murdered or gone missing, dot the court docket. That courthouse is also where new federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould got her trial by fire as a lawyer — an experience that influences her to this day. “I certainly look to my years as a prosecutor on the Downtown Eastside that opened my eyes wider to a lot of the inequalities that exist, that continue to exist in our society,” she says.
‘Priming’ the legal brain for effective diversity & inclusion strategiesIn the modern economy, firms and in-house legal departments around the globe understand that adapting to rapid change is the new normal. Organizations that thrive appreciate that change must be managed for them to grow.
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Foreign students left out under new systemThe Pan American Games have been amazing. For those of us in Toronto, the Games have given us an opportunity to showcase our city, show pride in our country, and celebrate the myriad countries around the world where many of us hail from.
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