Blakes is pleased to announce that partner Linc Rogers has won a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion. The awards recognize those who demonstrate excellence, action and leadership which advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and society.
Since 2007, Linc has been active in diversity and inclusion initiatives at Blakes. Linc is a former president of the Ottawa Black Law Students’ Association of Canada and serves on the Blakes diversity and inclusion committee, taking a leadership role in several diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is the principal author of the firm’s diversity and inclusion webpage and founder of the Blakes Diversity Network, promoting diversity within Blakes and the broader legal profession.
He has led several diversity network initiatives, including a presentation by Justice Russell Juriansz of the Court of Appeal for Ontario on best practices before the court and diversity in the legal profession; a roundtable on business development through a diversity lens; and a Blakes client seminar on diverse religious holidays. Linc has organized presentations on the U.S. Supreme Court case on marriage equality and inclusive leadership.
Blakes is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace, and was named Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2016. We are proud of Linc’s achievements in promoting diversity within the legal industry, our firm and the community.