Program Chairs

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant

Kiran Kang

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Become more culturally competent and improve the performance of your legal and professional obligations.

Fulfill your LSO CPD professionalism EDI hours and build your competence with confidence.

The legal culture is changing, and you need to stay ahead of the curve. Your clients, the regulators and the public are demanding more individual and corporate responsibility from legal professionals when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion. This program will equip you with the necessary cultural competency skills to better interact with your clients and colleagues and provide more effective legal representation.

Through a series of presentations and exercises, you will learn the skills you need for greater cultural competence in the legal profession and immediately put those skills into practice by addressing difficulties encountered in various legal settings while obtaining strategies for successfully overcoming them. The program concludes with a riveting roundtable discussion where you will hear firsthand accounts of the cultural competence challenges faced by legal professionals and solutions for conquering them.

What You’ll learn

Why is cultural competence relevant to your legal and professional obligations?

Addressing key challenges for legal professionals on the road to equality, diversity and inclusion

Understanding implicit associations and implicit bias

Taking culture into account to provide effective legal representation

Develop a cultural competence checklist for legal professionals

Strategies for effective intercultural communication

Identifying realistic and appropriate cultural-competence goals for yourself and your firm or organization

Who Should Attend

All lawyers and paralegals (in Ontario and across Canada)

Any other legal professionals, including law clerks, law students (in Ontario and across Canada)

Gary Feldman

Partner, Chaitons LLP

“Well organized and moved smoothly from beginning to end. I enjoyed the format and audience inclusion by way of breakout rooms and “tests".”

Faculty

Program Chairs

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant

Kiran Kang

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Register

Available course sections

Nov 15, 2022

$295 + TAX

Time

Nov 15, 2022
8:45 a.m – 1:00 p.m (ET)

Dec 14, 2022

$295 + TAX

Time

Dec 14, 2022

Printable registration form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Ann Stoner

Lawyer, Stoner & Company Family Law

“Gave me some tools/analogies for working on becoming more open and understanding of other cultures, experiences, values.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
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EDI4h 10m

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