Pathways to Lawyer Well-being: Inclusive Environments Matter (Part 3) 

Apr. 5, 2023
ZOOM Webinar Online

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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SERIES

Speakers: Dimple Kainth, Founder, Satya Law
Hasan Alam, Director, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Kerry Simmons, K.C., Executive Director, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 12:30pm-2:00pm (Pacific Time)
 
SYNOPSIS


This webinar is a part 3 of the CBABC Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series.



Recent studies show that the legal profession has a strong impact on lawyer health and well-being. The traditional practice of law, by its very nature, pits lawyer wellness against professional obligations to clients, employers, and the courts. The constant struggle to achieve balance and gain access to resources for help results in many lawyers feeling high levels of stress, fatigue, and psychological distress.

This session explores how the practice of law can have a disproportionate impact on professionals with visible and invisible disabilities, 2SLGBTQSI+ lawyers, and IBPOC lawyers, and how to establish more inclusive workspaces.
 

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS


About Dimple Kainth
Dimple Kainth is the founder of Satya Law. She is former in-house counsel with the Investigations, Monitoring, & Enforcement department at the Law Society of BC, and is a seasoned investigator. She practices primarily in the areas of administrative law, professional regulation, and workplace investigations. She acts for regulatory organizations and defends lawyers and other professionals against allegations of incompetence and professional misconduct, and in registration matters.

Dimple also consults with lawyers and law firms on all aspects of practice management, and works with lawyers to help them improve their legal skills.

Dimple actively volunteers for the CBA and is on the Equality & Diversity Committee and is a mentor for CBABC’s Women Lawyers Forum.



About Hasan Alam



About Kerry Simmons, K.C.
Kerry Simmons, K.C. is CBABC’s Executive Director. As a lawyer in private practice until 2018, Kerry assisted clients with family and civil litigation, witnessing their experiences and those of lawyers in private practice.  A keen volunteer in CBABC from 2000-2018, Kerry contributed to CBA’s advocacy and member services, and served as Branch President in 2012-13, and National President in 2017-18.  Her additional areas of interest include public education, reconciliation with indigenous peoples, inclusion and diversity, and the protection and promotion of children in healthy, positive environments.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIES

This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.
 

 

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS

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Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at PD@cbabc.org. No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.

 

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