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As legal and IP practitioners press for a more diverse and inclusive profession, it is equally important to develop tools for dealing with barriers to diversity and inclusion that practitioners are facing today. This distinguished panel will discuss how to reduce the career-disrupting effects of gender and racial stereotypes and bias through the way that we communicate with others, including: 

  • how to foster a positive mindset;
  • managing the impressions we make on others;
  • practical tips for effective spoken and written communications;
  • how to communicate in difficult situations.

Hear different perspectives on ways to help counter bias through communication techniques, from three distinguished women in private practice and from the bench.


The Honourable Ann Marie McDonald Federal Court of Canada

Andrea Kramer McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Angela Furlanetto DLA Piper (Canada) LLP


Christine Pallotta Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Registration Fees

1-2 people: $149
3-5 people: $299
6 or more people: $499

Non Member
1-2 people: $199
3-5 people: $349
6 or more people: $549





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Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Participation

Group participation is possible provided that only one phone line is used to join the audio. Therefore, you may not register a group if participants are in separate locations.

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario

1 hr - EDI Professionalism

Barreau du Québec

1 hr

Law Society of British Columbia

1 hr - Ethics

Law Society of Saskatchewan

1 hr - Ethics

Law Society of Manitoba

1 hr - Ethics

Law Society of Alberta

1 hr - Ethics

New York CLE Board

1 hr - Ethics