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Allyship and combatting system discrimination

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Credits
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0
65 minutes
Published
2021
Presenter(s)
Rohan Bansie
Jacqueline Beckles
Jock Climie
Ludmilla Jarda
Michelle O'Bonsawin
Charlene Theodore
Felix Weekes
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
65 minutes
Price
$99.00 plus tax

The speakers will address the value of allyship, diversity and inclusion with respect to every day interactions with clients and colleagues. They will also touch upon how to practically carry out self change to effectively have a positive impact on those around us and address the issues of systemic discrimination facing equity-seeking members of the Bar. (LSO equality, diversity and inclusion 6.1, 6.3 and 6.7.)

Presenters

Rohan Bansie

Jacqueline Beckles

Jock Climie

Jock, a partner with the firm, graduated from Queen's University Law School in 1994, and has been called to the bars of both Ontario and British Columbia. Jock enjoyed a 12-year career in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders and Toronto Argonauts, and continues to be a part of the league as an on-air football analyst for TSN. Jock has extensive litigation experience in both criminal and employment law. He is a former criminal and labour litigation lawyer with the Department of Justice. Jock has conducted numerous trials and arbitrations and has appeared in the federal and provincial appellate courts on appeals and judicial review applications. Fluently bilingual, Jock has been working with a diverse clientele in the private, public, education and not for profit sectors. He provides advice on all aspects of labour and employment law. A recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award in 2008, Jock is active in the community and continues to participate in countless fundraising and charitable events.

Ludmilla Jarda

Justice Michelle O'Bonsawin

Madam Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin is fluently bilingual and the first Indigenous judge named to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa. Prior to joining the Superior Court of Justice, she was General Counsel at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and previously Counsel at the Canada Post Corporation. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin practiced in the areas of mental health, labour, employment, human rights and privacy law. She has also taught part-time at the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law program. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin is a frequent guest speaker on issues of mental health, labour and privacy law. She received her LL.M. (Health) at Osgoode Hall in 2014 and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa where she received her LL.B. from the French Common Law program. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin was awarded the Rising Star Award by Lexpert Magazine, recognizing her as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40.

Madame la juge Michelle O’Bonsawin est parfaitement bilingue et la première juge autochtone nommée à la Cour supérieure de justice de l’Ontario à Ottawa. Avant d’être nommée juge, elle était l’Avocate-générale au Groupe de soins Royal Ottawa et auparavant, Avocate à la Société canadienne des postes. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin pratiquait dans les domaines de la santé mentale, du droit du travail et de l’emploi, des droits de la personne et de la protection de la vie privée. Elle a également enseigné à temps partiel à l’Université d’Ottawa, au programme de common law en français. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin est régulièrement conférencière sur des questions liées à la santé mentale, au droit du travail et à la protection de la vie privée. Elle a reçu son LL.M. (Santé) à Osgoode Hall en 2014 et est candidate au doctorat à l’Université d’Ottawa d’où elle a obtenu son LL.B. du programme de common law français. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin était Lauréate du prix Rising Star par le magazine Lexpert, la reconnaissant comme l'une des meilleures avocates de moins de 40 ans au Canada.

Charlene Theodore

Felix Weekes

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