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October 25, 2017  

As you know, the Law Society of Upper Canada has been engaging in initiatives to combat the barriers faced by racialized licensees. Most of you have now received word that one of those initiatives is a recently-introduced LSUC requirement that Ontario lawyers adopt and abide by a “Statement of Principles” acknowledging their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in their behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public. Information concerning this new reporting requirement can be found here.

The LSUC’s mandatory Statement of Principles has attracted significant media attention in the public domain and controversy within the profession, including amongst the benchers of the Law Society. CCLA members who wish to express their views of the new mandatory reporting requirement are invited to do so by forwarding those views to our Executive Director Rick Haga at rhaga@ccla-abcc.ca for consideration by the Board.