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2021 Canadian Legal Innovation Forum series: Session II

April 08, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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How to build a more inclusive culture and strengthen diversity initiatives across the legal profession

For years, law firms across Canada have committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives, yet many challenges remain. Join Laleh Moshiri, BLG’s National Director of Diversity and Inclusion, in a discussion about what initiatives law firms and law schools are undertaking to recruit and retain Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) lawyers, examine the underlying systemic problems preventing real change and seek frameworks for solutions to address them. The speakers will also explore how these types of initiatives – in concert with each other - can help foster a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable legal profession.


  • Laleh Moshiri, BLG’s National Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Kyle Elliott, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Initiatives, Blakes
  • Carol Liao, Associate Professor + Director, Centre for Business Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law

CPD Information

Law Society of Ontario: This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content.
Law Society of BC: This program is accredited for 1 hour of CPD.