RODA’s 5th Annual Diversity Conference in Partnership with the OBA: Resilience in Challenging Times 

Dec. 9, 2019
Toronto ON

OBA and Roundtable of Diversity Association (RODA) PROGRAM
 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference returns by popular demand to provide thought-provoking, practical discussions on current issues affecting diverse lawyers and allies.

The need for lawyers to be champions for diversity is acute, but the lack of consensus around lawyers’ professional obligations and how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession has been both exhausting and troubling. Conflict and division in broader society is reflected in law firms and legal workplaces, as lawyers and clients grapple with these issues. Building resilience as individuals and as a profession, is key to deepening our capacity to deal with these challenges.

This year’s day-long conference will examine how to build consensus across difficult divides, and recent developments related to equality and inclusion. We will explore the challenges lawyers are dealing with and ways to build resilience. Hear from fellow lawyers and other professionals, and be inspired by their experiences and the strategies they have used. Choose from sessions in both substantive and career tracks that will address the often-complex issues facing equity-seeking and racialized lawyers and their allies.


Adrian Ishak, Vice Chair of RODA
Sojourner King, Chair of OBA Equality Committee


To view agenda, please click here.


Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 am Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:45 pm Program
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Evening Networking Event
Location: OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8


Program only: $70*
Program & Evening Networking Event: $95*

Table of 7 (Program only): $450*
Table of 7 (Program & Evening Networking Event): $625*

*plus applicable taxes

To register for the Evening Networking Event only, click here



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