DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

The Counsel Network believes diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a company. The legal profession is coming to recognize the strong business case for improving the level of diversity and inclusion within their teams. We lead by example, both by fostering an inclusive environment for our team and by committing our time and expertise to support diverse causes in business and legal communities across the country. The Counsel Network incorporates diversity and inclusion into our business model and processes.

We are proud to be a co-founder of the Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards and have ongoing relationships with minority-based bar organizations, including the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Toronto and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL). Our team members are current and former board members of these organizations. Additionally, we regularly attend, support and speak at events for various diversity-based organizations within the legal community.

Our Managing Partners, Dal Bhathal and Sameera Sereda, are qualified diversity trainers and administrators of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a cross-cultural assessment used to build intercultural competence to achieve diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The Counsel Network believes in giving back to both our legal and local communities. Our team members serve on many boards, volunteer their time, and support a diverse range of organizations, including:

LEGAL

  • Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Global Lawyers of Canada
  • Legal Aid Alberta
  • South Asian Bar Association of Toronto
  • Thomas More Lawyers Guild of BC
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Women in Law Leadership Awards

LOCAL

  • Breast Cancer Society of Canada
  • Dixon Transition Society
  • Human Resources Management Association
  • Human Resources Institute of Alberta
  • Ismaili Community
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
  • Kids Cancer Care
  • Strategic Capability Network
  • The Shoebox Project
  • UBC Alumni Association
  • UNB Alumni Association
  • Working Gear Clothing Society