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Charlene Theodore named to SCC Judicial Appointment Independent Advisory Board

Charlene Theodore, McCarthy Tétrault’s Chief Inclusion Officer, has been named to the SCC Judicial Appointment Advisory Board that will offer recommendations to help identify suitable candidates for the Supreme Court of Canada to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Mr. Justice Michael J. Moldaver.

The eight-member Advisory Board is an independent, non-partisan body whose mandate is to provide non-binding merit-based recommendations to the Prime Minister on Supreme Court of Canada appointments. The potential candidates are expected to be jurists of the highest caliber, who are functionally bilingual, and are representative of the diversity of Canada.

Charlene is a long-time advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion. On behalf of McCarthy Tétrault, Charlene promotes the firm’s core mission to accelerate diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility. She oversees McCarthy Tétrault’s award-winning Inclusion Now program and sits on the firm’s Inclusion Now Council, an action-oriented governance model that leads the implementation of our EDI programs. Charlene also supports the firm’s clients with strategic advice on innovative and impactful solutions to realizing equity in the workplace.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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