On Wednesday October 10, 2018, the Lincoln County Law Association hosted the 10th Annual Mentoring Dinner at Coppola’s Ristorante & Banquet Facility in St. Catharines. The theme for the discussion at this year’s dinner was ‘Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.’ The event brought together judges, senior members of the bar, young lawyers, and articling students to discuss professional responsibility issues.

The decision to focus on ‘Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion’ at this year’s event is reflective of a current initiative at the Law Society of Ontario to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion within the profession. ‘Educating for change’ is one of five strategies that the LSO has put into place to improve awareness and engagement of equality, diversity, and inclusion issues within the profession.

The program was accredited for one professionalism hour and three additional EDI professionalism hours by the Law Society of Ontario for its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement.

This event could not have taken place without the hard work of Lincoln County Law Association President, and partner at Daniel & Partners LLP, Sarah Draper, as well as Rachel Goerz of Herman’s Supply Company, Lauren Angle of Angle Law, and Kelly Elliott and Derek Drake of the Lincoln County Law Association. Karen Shedden, an associate at Daniel & Partners, also provided assistance developing content for the evening.

If you would like to get involved in planning next year’s event, or you would like more information about attending in 2019, please contact the Lincoln County Law Association.

Left to right: Partner Sarah Draper, Associate Matteson De Luca, Associate Brent Harasym, and Associate Karen Shedden

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