2016 Zenith Award Winners


Legal Leaders for Diversity

Legal Leaders for Diversity (LLD) was launched in May 2011, with more than 30 general counsel as founding members, to promote a more inclusive legal profession in Canada. By early 2016, it had grown to more than 100 Canadian general counsel at leading Canadian corporations. LLD’s mission statement declares its resolve to value the range of perspectives, ideas and experiences inherent in diversity of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, cultural background, religion and age. Recent initiatives include: annual LLD Trust Fund scholarships to support disabled youth studying law across Canada; inviting senior gay and lesbian law partners to discuss barriers and identify solutions, followed by circulation of findings to member firms; and a mentorship program matching 22 minority-group associate lawyers from the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network with senior LLD members.