McCarthy Tétrault proud to support the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund
Toronto, June 19, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates the Legal Leaders for Diversity and, in particular, Daniel Desjardins of Bombardier Inc. on the creation of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund to provide equal access to a legal education and to advance diversity in law faculties by offering annual scholarships to support disabled youth who are studying law in Canada.
“We are committed to diversity as an integral part of our business,” said Clemens Mayr, partner at McCarthy Tétrault and one of the initial board trustees of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund. “We are genuinely honoured to part of this initiative and believe that by removing barriers to legal education, our industry and Canadian business in general can only benefit. The efforts of all those involved, particularly Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Corporate Social Responsibility Chairman, Bombardier Inc., are to be roundly commended.”
McCarthy Tétrault provided pro bono legal services to the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund for the establishment of the trust and is also a proud supporter of the initiative.
Legal Leaders for Diversity is a group of Canadian General Counsel and law firm managing partners and CEOs from coast to coast who have declared their support and commitment for creating a more inclusive legal profession as well as supporting diversity initiatives within our organizations. The scholarships will provide financial assistance to students with physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments for undergraduate or graduate studies in Canadian law faculties.
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