Statement of Principles

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As a licensee of the Law Society of Upper Canada, I hereby voluntarily and gladly stand by the following principles:

  • A recognition of the diversity of the Ontario public;
  • A recognition that the Law Society is committed to Inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;
  • My special responsibility as a member of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario; and
  • An acknowledgement of my obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in my behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.