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February 12, 2019 - Cultural Diversity & Practising Law

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Law Society Classroom, 3rd Flr, 260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg

Cultural Diversity & Practising Law

February 12, 2019   │   12:00 am to 4:00 pm


Following rave reviews from the Western Bar and the Law Society's own volunteer training sessions we are delighted to extend this unique learning opportunity to you. Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman's expertise, life experience and practical engaging style provides a powerful exercise in self-analysis and thought provoking discussion.

Here are just a few of the comments we received from our registrants.

"Exceptional program, probably the best I've attended.
This should be part of the CPLED or law school curriculum"

"Best CPD I have ever attended!"

A practical approach to the complex and sometimes thorny discussion of how to become more inclusive in an increasingly diverse world.

This presentation will focus on the important topic of diversity and inclusion. Tips and strategies will be discussed to help you navigate these complex and sometimes uncomfortable interactions.

Discussion and questions are encouraged so that examples you have encountered in your legal practice can be considered. 

Although recent global politics have highlighted the shrinking nature of global society, Canada has proudly remained diverse and multicultural for quite some time. The most recent census informs that almost 1 in 3 Canadians is a person of colour or an Indigenous person, and another 1 in 3 does not belong to a Christian heritage. It seems unavoidable then that any professional interaction with people is bound to be impacted by issues related to diversity, and yet many individuals and organizations struggle with the concept of inclusion.

Discussing these topics can be uncomfortable, and wrought with anxiety. These discussions can often feel polarized, making people feel they are either enemy or victim, without practical discussion how to improve professional engagement with those we perceive different than us. Our conversation will include complex issues such as the impact of unconscious bias and the impact of privilege on professional interactions.

Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Consulting Psychologist, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist,
Speaker, at Lead With Diversity

Registration Fee:
Lawyer - $195.00 (plus GST)
Student - $97.50 (plus GST)~ 50%  Discount
Registration fee includes materials and lunch.

Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 4 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 4 hours of EPPM.

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