VANCOUVER -- Canada’s first-ever legal parade float made a colourful splash at the 34th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade today. Accompanied by almost 80 lawyers, judges, law students and sponsors, the “Lawyers with Pride” float made its way down the parade route to cheers from thousands of spectators.
The Lawyers with Pride parade entry was organized by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch SOGIC Section (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference) and sponsored by the CBA BC Branch and local law firms Alexander Holburn, Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, Fraser Milner Casgrain, McCarthy Tétrault, Victory Square Law Office, as well as numerous individual donors.
Law students from the UVIC and UBC law schools also lent support constructing rainbow scales of justice and display waivers and signs. In addition to entertaining the crowd with their dance moves, the lawyers wore rainbow tabs and proudly promoted two public legal resources offered through the CBABC – Dial A Law and Lawyer Referral Service.
“The CBABC is excited that our members are represented in this year’s 34th annual Pride Parade in Vancouver”, stated Sharon Matthews, president, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. “Lawyers are proud of their profession and showing their diversity at this popular summer event is a great way to demonstrate to the community at large that they wear that badge with pride.”
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Maureen Cameron, Director of Membership, Volunteer and Public Affairs at 604.646.7850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Canadian Bar Association is the professional organization representing more than 38,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,700 members in British Columbia.