About the Blog

This blog plays a vital role in our Legal Futures Initiative, providing a venue for posts from our education and training, ethics and regulatory issues and business structures and innovation teams, as well as from thought leaders commenting on the issues raised and progress to date. As well, it provides an opportunity for discussion by stakeholders on those issues. Come back regularly for updates and to join the conversation.

What do we really mean, when we talk about diversity?

The issue of diversity – or the lack of it – extends across most spheres but studies have shown the legal profession to be a particularly noted offender; Dr. Arin Reeves, speaking at the 2013 CBA Legal Conference in Saskatoon this summer said this is the case no matter the country.

New Voices - Des nouvelles voix | October 31, 2013 | Comments

Drivers of diversity in the legal profession

It is common knowledge now that the legal profession in Canada is not reflective of the diversity of our population. Studies done in British Columbia, Toronto, Ontario, and Canada as a whole have all found a lack of diversity. What is causing this imbalance, and how can we change it?

New Voices - Des nouvelles voix | October 25, 2013 | Comments

The opposite of ‘inclusive’ is ‘incomplete’

Lawyers work in one of the least diverse professions in any country, Dr. Arin Reeves told the Monday morning plenary session at the 2013 CBA Legal Conference in Saskatoon. It was something the women and minorities in the largely white, male audience had probably already guessed.

CBA Futures | September 11, 2013 | Comments
Tags: Ethics

Welcome, from the Chair of the Legal Futures Initiative

What is the future for legal services in Canada? There is no simple answer.

Fred Headon | July 2, 2013 | Comments