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Anti-Black Racism in the Legal Profession




February 18, 2021

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A Discussion with Human Rights Lawyer, Anthony Morgan

The events of last spring reminded us all of the dire importance of addressing anti-Black racism and elevating Black voices in all sectors, including the legal profession.

As part of McCarthy Tétrault’s Black History Month Programming, please join us for a webinar with award-winning Human Rights Lawyer, Anthony Morgan.

This engaging session will explore the historical context for anti-Black racism in Canada and the legal profession, and how Black identities and experiences have been shaped and impacted by this history. Anthony will look at the experiences of Black lawyers and others in the legal profession, and share concrete strategies and tools for individuals, law firms and businesses to bring about meaningful and sustainable cultural change.

At McCarthy Tétrault, we understand that we all have a role to play in tackling structural racism and investing in the success of Black legal professionals. After Anthony’s remarks, Junior Sirivar will lead a discussion with Anthony and Atrisha Lewis. Both Junior and Atrisha are partners in our Litigation Group.

About the Speaker

Anthony N. Morgan is the Manager of the City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism (CABR) Unit. CABR is responsible for the implementation of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. Additionally, Anthony maintains a separate practice of providing various services, including human rights education, legal research, analysis and drafting support. Through his work, Anthony is able to build on more than a decade of developing an expertise in leveraging human rights law to address expressions of anti-Black racism.

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario and specifically counts towards Ethics/ EDI Professionalism requirements. McCarthy Tétrault LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: We have submitted this program for recognition as a regular eligible educational activity. Three hours of Ethics/Professionalism must be completed directly through the Barreau du Québec.

For more information regarding this event, please email [email protected].


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MST)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PST)

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