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A call to action canada Lunch with Michael Bryant, this Friday

A Call to Action Canada: Diversity in the Legal Profession
www.acalltoactioncanada.com
Lunch Speaker Michael Bryant in support of A Call to Action Canada initiatives
You are invited you to join us for lunch on Friday September 28, 2012, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
to help support ACTAC’s activities in promoting diversity and inclusion in and through the legal profession, such as the Canadian Women and Minority Law Firms referral site www.cwmlf.ca

Flyer here.

Reminder, THIS Friday is Feminist Friday: New Strategies against Glass Ceilings September 30, 130-330 Osgoode Faculty Common Room

Just reposting this notice of our first Feminist Friday of the year.   September 30th 130 to 330 in Osgoode’s Faculty Common Room 2027.

(Click here for a PDF poster)

As always, this event looks to connect and inform everyone interested in feminist legal studies.  I’m pleased that Joy Casey of A Call to Action Canada will speak to us about this new initiative which tries to put some teeth into demands that law firms take diversity seriously, and our own Professor Poonam Puri will present her work on similar issues in the context of boards of directors.  Professor Aaron Dhir will discuss his research on Using Corporate Disclosure As A Tool To Address Board Homogeneity.

Both Professors Puri and Dhir worked on the issue under the auspices of the Law Commission of Ontario’s Scholar in Residence program:

The Osgoode Hall Law School LCO Scholar-in-Residence Program provides Osgoode scholars with an opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with an institution that is committed to adding to knowledge and using it in the development of pragmatic recommendations for law reform.  Click here for more information from the LCO-CDO website on this program.

Dean Sossin, a member of the IFLS, will give some opening remarks (the issue is one which interests him, as you will know if you read his blog).  We will have coffee, tea, and snacks, good conversation and a nice sense of community, as always – and a renovated room, which is new.

 

This session does fall on Rosh Hashanah – we are podcasting so that any who cannot attend but would have otherwise will have a chance to hear the presentations – watch this space for the podcast.

Feminist Friday: New Strategies against Glass Ceilings September 30, 130-330 Osgoode Faculty Common Room

Our first Feminist Friday of the year!

September 30th 130 to 330 in Osgoode’s Faculty Common Room 2027.

(Click here for a PDF poster or click the picture to enlarge the .jpg)


As always, this event looks to connect and inform everyone interested in feminist legal studies.  I’m pleased that Joy Casey of A Call to Action Canada will speak to us about this new initiative which tries to put some teeth into demands that law firms take diversity seriously, and our own Professor Poonam Puri to discuss her work on similar issues in the context of boards of directors.  Dean Sossin, a member of the IFLS, will give some opening remarks (the issue is one which interests him, as you will know if you read his blog).  We will have coffee, tea, and snacks, good conversation and a nice sense of community, as always – and a renovated room, which is new.

 

**Late Addition Professor Aaron Dhir will also discuss his research around Using Corporate Disclosure As A Tool To Address Board Homogeneity**

A Call To Action Canada: Law Firm Diversity

File under other approaches to pushing for diversity at Law Firms.  The mission statement of ACTAC is:

As Corporate Legal Officers, we affirm our commitment to diversity in the legal profession.  Our action is based on the need to enhance opportunity in the legal profession for women and minorities and our recognition that the legal and business interests of our clients require legal representation that reflects the diversity of our employees, customers and the communities where we do business.  In furtherance of this commitment, this is intended to be a Call to Action for the profession generally, in particular for our law departments and for the law firms with which our companies do business.

Third Annual Conference May 17, 2011 click here for brochure, agenda, registration.

One of the sponsors is a firm called “White Men as Full Diversity Partners”. That stopped me in my tracks! Here’s their website and what they do:

Diverse organizational cultures require leaders to understand the range of perspectives held by those surrounding them. Leaders may not recognize how other cultural views are constantly at play within the organization and may miss opportunities to fully engage the talent and energy of others. In particular, white male leaders have often been unaware of their own culture and its impact on themselves and others in the workplace. WHITE MEN AS FULL DIVERSITY PARTNERS, guides leaders to a place of deeper understanding and awareness, heightened cultural competence and transformative leadership.