TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - On November 7, the Law Society of Ontario and Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO) will host a panel discussion to highlight the issues of diversity and inclusion in the Francophone legal community. Based on the most recent data available, approximately 5.2% of lawyers and 2.9% of paralegals in Ontario identify as Francophones.
This event will provide participants with tools to lower the barriers to inclusion in Francophone legal workplaces and discuss strategies aimed at ensuring that professional environments reflect the current reality of the Francophone community in Ontario.
Members of the legal professions, the public and the media are invited to attend.
Karine Morin (Justice of the Peace) will moderate the panel discussion.
- Professor Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- Mr. Imran Ahmad, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
- Ms. Aissa Nauthoo, Director, Legal Aid Services, Employment and New-Comers, Centre francophone de Toronto
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Panel Discussion: 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Reception: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto (enter through the east entrance)
SOURCE The Law Society of Ontario
For further information: Law Society of Ontario media contact: Gelek Badheytsang - Communications Advisor, Media Relations and Communications, [email protected], 416-947-5273