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What Lawyers and Paralegals Need to Know and Do

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2017 Statement of Principles Create and adopt (mandatory) In LAR/PAR* beginning in 2017 and ongoing
Human Rights/Diversity Policy Develop, implement, maintain and/or review for legal workplaces of 10 or more licensees (mandatory) In LAR/PAR beginning in 2017 and ongoing
Inclusion Survey  Survey is now complete. Law Society to report on outcomes
 
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2018 CPD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Begin to meet requirement of 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hours by 2020 (mandatory for licensees subject to the CPD Requirement) Begin to report hours through Portal– must complete 3 EDI Hours by end of 2020
Inclusion questions Voluntarily answer inclusion questions about your legal workplace In 2018 LAR/PAR
Inclusion Self -Assessments Licensee representative of legal workplaces of 10 or more licensees to complete an equality, diversity and inclusion self-assessment about their legal workplace In 2018 LAR/PAR, for use in the Inclusion Index
 
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2019 CPD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Continue to meet requirement of 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hours by 2020 Continue to report hours through Portal – must complete 3 EDI Hours by end of 2020
  (mandatory for licensees subject to the CPD Requirement)  
 
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2020 Inclusion Self-Assessment Licensee representative of legal workplaces of 10 or more licensees to complete an equality, diversity and inclusion self-assessment about their legal workplace In LAR/PAR, for use in the Inclusion Index
CPD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Continue to meet requirement of 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hours by 2020 (mandatory for licensees subject to the CPD Requirement) Continue to report on hours through Portal – must complete 3 EDI Hours by end of this year
 
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2021 CPD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Complete 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hour every year (mandatory for licensees subject to the CPD Requirement) Continue to report EDI Hours through Portal

* Lawyer Annual Report and Paralegal Annual Report 
** Continuing Professional Development

 

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