Consultation on proposed Code amendments to advance Truth and Reconciliation

The Law Society invites lawyers to provide feedback on the Federation’s Model Code Standing Committee’s proposed Code amendments in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 27, which states:

"We call upon the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal– Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism."

The proposed changes to the Code aim to establish a baseline level of knowledge and communication skills for all legal professionals. The Law Society is also consulting with the Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Committee on this initiative and the committee’s engagement is ongoing.

Join our online consultation event with Vicki George, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Engagement and Claire Marchant, Director, Policy and Practice as they provide an overview of the suggested amendments and facilitate a discussion with participants.

Event details:
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
This consultation will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

Register now on Eventbrite.

We encourage you to share this event with your colleagues in the legal profession. If you have questions or comments in the meantime or would like to provide feedback by email, please contact