In recent years, firms and organizations have been more committed to building diverse and inclusive practices and policies. This has sparked countless conversations within the field and led to an internal look at the make-up of the legal profession. Many are asking, how do we reshape the legal sector to be more reflective of our society at large?
Organizations and firms have assessed their current position and are ready to put a strategy in place. Moving from thought to action is crucial; it requires commitment as well as clear plans of execution for the transition process. In this panel, you'll hear from industry leaders on how they successfully put strategies for equity, diversity and inclusion into effect – from inception of the idea through the implementation phase.
• Explore how to navigate the transition between thought and action when putting EDI strategies into practice
• Discuss how to build a clear plan of action and diverse and inclusive culture within your firm or organization
• Examine EDI strategies that build a strong, diverse talent pipeline and improve employee engagement
This program has been approved for one hour of CPD credits by the Law Society of British Columbia and 2.0 hours of EDI Professionalism by the Law Society of Ontario.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel | Oracle
Tiki Dare is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Oracle, where she specializes in trademark and copyright law. Herareas of practice also include anticounterfeiting, advertising, intellectual property, and competition.
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Privacy Officer | Eckler Ltd
Rustam Juma is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Eckler Ltd., Canada’s largest privately owned actuarial consulting firm with offices across Canada and the Caribbean. In this role, Rusty provides corporate governance, legal, and risk...
Leila Rafi is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group at McMillan LLP. Practicing in Toronto, Leila advises on a broad range of securities law matters and has a highly transactional practice. Ms. Rafi also has an expertise in the Investment...
Executive Director | Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Anne-Marie Pham has worked with diverse communities and workplaces for over 20 years. She has a deep understanding of issues and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion, and specializes in mobilizing, educating and sharing the latest...
Senior Counsel, Estates & Trusts | TD Canada Trust; President | Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
Raphael is Senior Counsel with TD Financial Bank Group ("TD") where he leads a team providing legal advice relating to older and vulnerable customers, incapacity, estate planning, estate administration and trusts to the enterprise and our business...