black lawyers

  • Ontario Judicial Council dismisses misconduct allegations against judge

    Ontario Judicial Council dismisses misconduct allegations against judge

    Dec 21, 2018

    Although the misconduct proceedings against Justice Donald McLeod around his involvement with a black advocacy group have been dismissed, his lawyer says the ordeal highlights the need for the legal community to “reconsider” and “revamp” judicial ethical principles.

  • Why the Statement of Principles troubles me as a visible minority

    Feb 5, 2018

    By the end of March all lawyers and paralegals in Ontario will be required to sign an acknowledgement and promise to “promote” equality, diversity and inclusion generally in their behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.” As a female visible minority licensee, I find this deeply troubling, not only because it is vague and far-reaching, but also because it inevitably leads one to certain conclusions.

  • A personal reflection on the statement of principles resistance

    Jan 15, 2018

    I am a female visible minority licensee. I was unimpressed with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s requirement for the Statement of Principles. Not because I thought it was an intrusion upon free speech but because I thought the requirement was not enough.