The Hispanic Canadian Bar Association creates a chapter of the University of Ottawa
The CHBA said it looks forward to embarking on this new initiative as current and future Hispanic and Latin American law students will help grow the organization.
The support of these students will foster diversity within the legal community and the continued engagement of members within the organization, added the CHBA.
Another CHBA press release said that Lerners LLP has launched the Learn with Lerners scholarship and mentorship program, which aims to provide financial assistance to Indigenous Black students of color (BIPOC) through a $ 5,000 scholarship. and 12 months of mentoring with a firm lawyer. . The company is accepting applications through its website until October 7.
The program aims to advance the firm’s efforts to tackle the systemic barriers faced by individuals at BIPOC and to promote diversity and equitable opportunities in the legal services industry, which are essential for providing effective legal representation.
To be eligible, a student must be a BIPOC high school graduate interested in pursuing a career in the legal services industry, admitted to a first-year program at a post-secondary college or university in Ontario, 21 years of age or under, and meets all other eligibility criteria. The firm intends to announce the recipient in early November.