5/22/2013

Blakes has joined 15 of Canada’s most well-known and respected law firms to sign the Statement of Principles of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN). In signing this document, they have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion not only inside the firms, but also in the broader legal profession.

The firms are Blakes, Bennett Jones, Fasken Martineau, McMillan, Goodmans, Norton Rose, Borden Ladner Gervais, Gowlings, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Davies, Heenan Blaikie, Stikeman Elliott, Dentons, McCarthy Tétrault, Torys and Weirfolds.
 
Diversity and inclusion are core values of LFDIN members. Each signatory believes that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will assist in attracting and retaining the best talent to better serve clients and assist in expanding the constantly evolving global marketplace. LFDIN members undertake to practise and advance diversity and inclusion by:
  • Sharing ideas for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in connection with recruitment, retention and advancement within law firms
  • Working with Legal Leaders for Diversity and other general counsel, law departments, business leaders and professional associations in their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Supporting outreach programs in law schools and the broader community
  • Promoting thought leadership and constructive dialogue on issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Evaluating our efforts
 
About Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
 
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Shanghai. Thanks to our clients and the challenging work they generate, Blakes was named "Law Firm of the Year: Canada" for 2013 by Chambers and Partners. This is the fourth time we have been honoured with this award, more than any other Canadian firm. In 2012, Blakes was named "Canada Law Firm of the Year" for the fourth consecutive year by Who's Who Legal. For the last five years, Blakes has been the busiest Canadian M&A law firm, according to Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters league tables.
 
More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at www.blakes.com or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.
 
 

 


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