2016 Zenith Award Winners
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.