Torys joins forces with fifteen law firms to support the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network

May 22, 2013

Torys has joined 15 of Canada’s most well-known and respected law firms to sign the Statement of Principles of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN). In signing this document the firms have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion not only inside the firms, but in the broader legal profession as well.

In addition to Torys, the signatories include Bennett Jones, Blakes, Borden Ladner Gervais, Davies, Dentons, Fasken Martineau, Goodmans, Gowlings, Heenan Blaikie, McCarthy Tétrault, McMillan, Norton Rose, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott and Weirfolds.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of LFDIN members. Each signatory believes that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will assist in attracting and retaining the best talent to better serve clients and assist in expanding the constantly evolving global marketplace. LFDIN members undertake to practice and advance diversity and inclusion by:

  • Sharing ideas for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in connection with recruitment, retention and advancement within law firms
  • Working with Legal Leaders for Diversity and other general counsel, law departments, business leaders and professional associations in their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Supporting outreach programs in law schools and the broader community
  • Promoting thought leadership and constructive dialogue on issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Evaluating our efforts

Please click here to view the LFDIN Statement of Principles.

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