Reducing Bias and Prejudice

Advocate for Change - Caitlin Urquhart 
Stephen Rotstein, CBA President 2021/22, in Conversation with Caitlin Urquhart, newly appointed junior commission counsel for the Inquiry into the Treatment, Experiences and Outcomes of Innu in the Child Protection System. 

Conversation with diversity and inclusion expert 
Ray Adlington meets Ritu Bhasin, expert in diversity and inclusion, to demystify cultural competency in the workplace. December 2018.

CBABC Reconciliation Response Plan for Law Firms
Assists law firms in developing a response to reconciliation aligned with their business plans to maximize awareness and understanding of Indigenous concerns among corporate team members.

Tips for Firms and Member Organizations Seeking to Promote Inclusion and Diversity
A collection of tips to accompany the CBA video series “It’s About Respect.” 

It’s About Respect
CBA video series (2007) and Facilitator’s Guide - Presents short scenarios to open a discussion about the biases and prejudices that may be present in law firm situations.

Implicit Association Test 
Harvard University

Guidance for Lawyers on Using Inclusive Language
This Law Society of BC practice resource is intended to support lawyers in their use of inclusive language. Recognizing that language evolves, this resource will be revisited frequently for updating.

Equity and Diversity Centre 
Law Society of BC

Federal Disability Reference Guide
Government of Canada’s guide for designing policies and programs to support integration of those with disabilities into the workplace.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Building an Inclusive Canada: National Disability Summit, May 9 to 10, 2019. What We Learned Report Government of Canada

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
An organization that promotes and supports meaningful and equitable employment of people with disabilities. They have a job posting page, plus info and resources for employers.

The Roll Model
Information, guides and resources promoting inclusivity from the lens of disability, by BC Lawyer Jessica Vliegenthart

The Rick Hansen Foundation 
An accessibility audit and certification by an independent organization gives prospective employees some confidence that the employer has thought through the issues of accessibility.

The CBA Equity and Diversity Guide and Resource Manual for Successful Law Firms and Legal Organizations 
Based on consultations with 200 local equity stakeholders across the country and large law firms, this guide will assist and enhance your efforts to promote equity and diversity within the legal profession.

Measuring Diversity in Law Firms: A Critical Tool for Achieving High Performance
A practice self-assessment tool that provides guidance for lawyers and firms on diversity, inclusion and equality-related best practices. 

Words Matter: Guidelines on using inclusive language in the workplace
BC Public Service

Lawyers with Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Equality
Law Society of BC (October 2004)

But I was wearing a suit
Grassroots project of a group of Indigenous Lawyers with support from the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and the Law Society of BC.