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Making CPD More Diverse
Is diversity in continuing legal education important? In Ontario, all
lawyers are required to complete mandatory CPD hours. As such, legal
education is an important and mandatory credential and prerequisite for
being an Ontario lawyer. Further, invitations to speak at legal
educational programs are an important "point of entry into the networks
of power and prestige in the legal arena" (Sirmans, "How To Achieve
Diverse Faculties", 2000). As the face and colour of our bar changes, we
should ensure that our legal education programs reflect a new
generation of lawyers. Published in Justmag.com, Spring 2014.