By Jakaeden Frizzell, CPD Program Coordinator
On Thursday February 21st, the Law Society of Saskatchewan collaborated with the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity to present the free webinar “Diversity and Inclusion: Working with LGBTQ+ Clients” to our members. This webinar is worth 1.0 CPD Hour, all of which qualifies for Ethics.
Jacq Brasseur (Executive Director, UR Pride) and Barton Soroka (Chair, UR Pride & Merchant Law Group LLP) provided attendees with an overview of the terminologies used in the LGBTQIAP2S+ community, as well as which words are best to avoid. Participants were informed about some of the barriers that LGBTQ+ people face when accessing legal services and were offered tips about how to create a safer space for potential LGBTQ+ clients.
The audience was very interactive, asking about best practices for addressing someone when unaware of the pronoun they use and how to reference LGBTQ+ people when drafting documents. The presenters did a great job answering all questions that were submitted as well as providing a platform for participants to offer comments based on their own experiences.
Register here to view the free recorded version of the webinar: Diversity and Inclusion: Working with LGBTQ+ Clients