LSUC Researching a More Diverse Law Profession

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s move to research the changing face of the law profession in an effort to promote diversity and equality is a positive move forward, says Orangeville lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar.

“I think the law society is making an effort to identify different groups within the profession itself – the collection of this information is important because the law society can look at trends and provide specialized support to lawyer groups if they need it,” she tells

Deliscar also says more of that information should be readily accessible to the public.

“I think it’s fantastic information that should be out there,” she says.

Deliscar points to an article that first appeared in LAWPRO Magazine about the changing face of the law profession. The article describes how the composition of the profession has changed over the least 40 years, most notably as an increasing number of women have become lawyers and the number of racialized (once described as visible minority) lawyers are also on the rise.

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