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The Law Society believes the public is best served by an inclusive legal profession that is representative of our diverse society.

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.

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