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Black History Month Social

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: CCLA Rideau & Nepean Rooms
2nd floor, Ottawa Courthouse
161 Elgin St
Ottawa K2P 2K1
Contact: Taylor Pyefinch
613-233-7386 ex. 227

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The CCLA Diversity Committee and the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) are pleased to present an evening in recognition of Black History Month.  Join us in the CCLA's new Nepean & Rideau meeting rooms on February 25th for remarks and conversation with members of the local Bar.  

Speakers include:

Rohan Bansie, litigator, arbitrator and Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court

Rohan Bansie is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and Deputy Judge. Additionally, along with his experience as a teacher and management and training/development consultant, Rohan is an experienced businessperson with decades of sales and management experience. Beyond his professional life, Rohan is a former competitive athlete, and together with his University of Ottawa Law degree, also holds degrees in Education and Philosophy from Concordia University, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. Rohan continues to be active in community life through his dedication to coaching, mentoring and counseling.  In 2014 Rohan’s book, Eloquence: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers and Other Professionals was published.

Adrienne Coddett, high school teacher and community activist

Adrienne Coddett is a community activist/advocate and high school educator. Her organization, 3Dreads and a Baldhead/BeMoreCommUNITY (founded in 2000), provides opportunities for people in Black communities to transform their lives by maximizing their physical, mental, spiritual, and economic potential. Adrienne is also well known in Ottawa as one of the five co-hosts of Black on Black, Ottawa's weekly connection to African and Caribbean communities, which broadcasts every Saturday morning 11am - noon on the University of Ottawa’s radio station, CHUO 89.1 FM.


The entire Ottawa legal community is welcome to attend - lawyers, judiciary, paralegals, students and legal support staff. 

Registration costs $10, with all proceeds going to charity.  No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations.  


Please ensure you register for the program.  Due to courthouse security requirements, the CCLA can no longer accept registration within 24 hours of the program or "at the door." 

Please review our cancellation policy here.  

The CCLA will make every effort to address dietary restrictions or food allergies. However, we cannot guarantee a 100% nut-free environment during our programs. / 
L’ABCC fera de leur possible pour répondre aux restrictions et allergies alimentaires. Cependant, nous ne pouvons pas garantir à 100% un environnement sans noix durant nos programmes.