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Equity Advisory Group

Invitation to Apply for Membership to the Law Society Equity Advisory Group

The Law Society of Ontario is inviting applications from lawyers, paralegals, law and paralegal students, licensing candidates and representatives of legal organizations and associations for membership in the Equity Advisory Group (EAG).

The Equity Advisory Group provides advice to the Law Society on equity and diversity issues and is responsible for identifying, reviewing and reporting on issues affecting diverse communities in the legal profession. Members are committed to equality and diversity principles, and have experience in working with issues affecting (but not limited to) communities of racialized individuals, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning or two-spirited (LGBTIQ2S+), Francophones and women.

EAG meets monthly in person or by teleconference and holds ad hoc meetings when working on special projects. Members serve three-year terms. All positions are served on a voluntary basis. For more information on roles, responsibilities and time commitments, please contact eag@lso.ca.

If you are interested in applying for an appointment as an individual member, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. If you are applying as a legal organization or association, please send a letter of interest that includes information about your organization or association’s membership, mandate, activities, community engagement and other relevant information.

All applications must be submitted electronically to eag@lso.ca by Friday, April 30, 2021 to the attention of:

Equity Advisory Group
Law Society of Ontario
130 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON  
M5H 2N6


Mandate

To assist the Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee/Comité sur l'équité et les affaires autochtones (EAIC), in the development of policy options for the promotion of equity and diversity in the legal profession by:

  • Identifying and advising the Committee on issues affecting equity communities, both within the legal profession and relevant to those seeking access to the profession;
  • Providing input to the Committee on the planning and development of policies and practices related to equity, both within the Law Society and the profession; and
  • Commenting to the Committee on Law Society reports and studies relating to equity issues within the profession. Members of the Equity Advisory Group 

Members

Individual Members

Nima Hojjati (Chair)

Jacqueline Beckles (Vice-Chair)

Jonathan Davey (Vice-Chair)
Jeffrey Adams

Krishna Badrinarayan

Lisa Borsook

Leonard Kim

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi

Beatriz Corona

Shibil Siddiqi

Moya Teklu

Brenda Young

Organizational Members

 
Organization Representative
Arab Canadian Lawyers’ Association Dania Majid
AJEFO Liliana Mora
ARCH Disability Law Centre Mariam Shanouda
Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Kristian Ferreira
Canadian Association of Somali Lawyers Faiza Hassan
Canadian Hispanic Bar Association Nadia Halum
Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association Faisal Mirza
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Gerald Chan
Law Students’ Society of Ontario Victor Turcanu
Ontario Paralegal Association Colleen Wansbrough
Roundtable of Diversity Associations Juliet Knapton
Adrian Ishak
South Asian Bar Association Vibhu Sharma
Sunira Chaudhri

 To contact EAG please email eag@lso.ca


     
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