Racialized and diverse lawyers from private practice who are interested in pitching for work from big companies such as Home Depot, Bruce Power, BMO Financial, Nissan Canada and more are invited to sign up for the Diversity Pitch Event March 7 in Toronto.
Hosted by Diverse Champions for Diversity, the event will be held at the Thomson Reuters customer centre, 29th floor at 333 Bay Street in Toronto. It is an opportunity to pitch to and connect with general counsel and senior counsel from large corporations.
The goal is to help lawyers from diverse backgrounds develop their client pitching skills. A panel of senior in-house lawyers will be on hand to hear the pitches.
The first pitch will take place at 6:15 p.m. with a cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m.
Interested individuals and teams should complete the pitch application by Feb. 20 and will then be required to pay a fee of $100 per team to cover costs.
All applicants will be invited as guests to the cocktail reception.
The event is supported by various diversity associations including Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario, South Asian Bar Association, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and Legal Leaders for Diversity.
In-house lawyers will be available from ArcelorMittal Dofasco, BASF Canada, Blue Ant Media, BMO Financial Group, Bruce Power, Capital One, CIBC, Cineplex, Deloitte, Eckler, First National, Home Depot, Indigo, Interac, Manulife, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada, Nissan Canada, Ontario Power Generation, Ryerson University, Sick Kids Hospital, SunLife, TD Bank and Thomson Reuters.