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Obtain all your LSO-mandated EDI credits—while deepening your understanding of cultural competence and how to master it, and building skills essential for successful practice.

CULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: WHAT & WHY

  • What is cultural competence?
    • How does it relate to equality, diversity & inclusion?
    • Relevance to legal professionals and the legal system
    • Legal and professional obligations

EXERCISE/ICEBREAKER: EXPLORING YOUR OWN CULTURAL LENS & LEGAL CULTURE

KEY CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

  • Implicit associations & implicit bias
  • Power, privilege & the legal system
  • Marginalization and systemic discrimination

CULTURAL COMPETENCE SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS –

  • Addressing the risks of implicit bias
  • Taking culture into account to provide effective legal representation
  • Culturally competent interactions with clients, colleagues, students and others in the legal system

ROUNDTABLE: CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS –

A panel of legal professionals will explore the key equity, diversity and inclusion challenges facing the legal profession, and what best practices will help to address them.

DISCUSSION & QUESTIONS

Faculty

Program Chairs

  • Pamela Chapman, Legal Educator & Consultant

Program Faculty (video-recorded)

  • Aruna Boodrum, Paralegal and Community Legal Worker, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
  • Nafisah Chowdhury, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Emma Phillips, Goldblatt Partners LLP
  • Marisha Roman, Associate, Rubin Tomlinson; former Lead, SJTO Indigenous Insights Initiative; Aboriginal Initiatives and Policy Counsel, The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Muneeza Sheikh, Partner, Levitt LLP
  • Moya Teklu, Counsel, Legal Aid Ontario

Delivery

After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 days.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

FAQs

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Paul Truster at PTruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 5, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$195 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

  • All legal professionals (lawyers and licensed paralegals) in Ontario

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