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Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Black General Counsel Perspective on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Canada

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As part of our efforts to honour Black History Month, we invite you to join us for a Black General Counsel panel discussion on Wednesday, February 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

The panel will feature:

  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Altus Group
  • Sue-Lynn Noel, Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Purolator Inc.
  • Patrice Rouse, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Farm Mutual Re

The discussion will include:

  • Current landscape of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and progress made (or lack thereof)
  • The challenges and barriers faced by Black lawyers
  • The role of legal departments and law firms in advancing EDI in the legal industry
  • In-house counsel’s EDI expectations of outside counsel

Please note that this webinar will be held in English with a live French translation audio option.


  • 3:50 pm ET / 12:50 pm PT   Registration opens
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm ET / 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PT    Panel discussion and Q&A


This webinar is complimentary


This event is only available via webinar

This program contains 1 hour and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism content.

LSO Accredited EDI

1.25Hours Available Via Webinar
Note: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

This program contains 1 hour and 15 minutes of Professional responsibility and ethics content for the Law Society of British Columbia.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329


Guest Speakers

Terrie-Lynne Devonish Terrie-Lynne Devonish Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Altus Group
Sue-Lynne Noel Sue-Lynn Noel Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Purolator Inc.
Patrice Rouse Patrice Rouse General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Farm Mutual Re

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