A note from Lanise Hayes, Chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee:
Our mission is to champion the rights of our clients and to promote and safeguard the rights of vulnerable groups. Our firm is representative of the community it serves with staff and lawyers who come from all over the world and who represent not only the BIPOC communities but also the 2SLGBTQ+ community and People with Disabilities.
It is clear from these current events that diversity is not enough. We must work toward ensuring an inclusive workplace and community, eliminating the barriers that still exist for BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and People with Disabilities. This has been the goal of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Nelligan Law.
Don’t just say change is needed, be that change.
To read Lanise’s full letter, click here.
Nelligan Law acknowledges that our office, located in Ottawa, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The Anishinaabe Algonquin peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.