A diverse bar is a more competent bar.†
Pride@Blakes is a national network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer/questioning (LGBTQI2S+) professionals. Our Pride@Blakes team supports our people and builds connections with our LGBTQI2S+ clients and the diverse communities in which we live and work. Founded in 1999, it is one of the largest LGBTQI2S+ affinity groups at any Canadian law firm. Through workshops, seminars, gatherings and community outreach, we are building a more diverse, thoughtful, effective and engaging legal profession.
Blakes and our members are involved in a wide variety of organizations and initiatives across Canada: