Supporting Diverse Lawyers

Retention and recruitment of diverse lawyers is key.

Only 14.4 per cent of lawyers are members of visible minorities, compared with 29.7 per cent of the total population in BC.

Visible minorities represent approximately 33 per cent of university graduates with an occupation, which suggests that their under-representation in the legal profession is not related to an inability to access university education. The data suggest there may be other reasons affecting the participation of visible minorities.

Diversity Action Plan

The Law Society's Diversity Action Plan includes 30 action items and short, medium and long-term measures to support diversity in the legal profession, identify and remove discriminatory barriers, enhance intercultural competence education, improve outreach and collaboration, foster diversity within the Law Society, and track and report progress.

Download the Diversity Action Plan Implementation Report (December 2023)

Download the Diversity Action Plan

Report: Towards a More Representative Legal Profession: Better practices, better workplaces, better results

This report makes a case for diversity and the retention and advancement of Indigenous and visible minority lawyers, as well as provides best practices and tools.

Read the report