The Equity Ombudsperson … here to help

Anne ChopraAnne Bhanu Chopra

Law firms have a duty to foster a professional work environment that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. When firms do not live up to that duty, there can be serious consequences for everyone.

The Law Society wants to help prevent workplace harassment and other forms of discrimination and to encourage equitable workplace practices. That is why BC law firms are offered the services of an Equity Ombudsperson.

The Ombudsperson, Anne Bhanu Chopra, can help law firms prevent discrimination and promote a healthy work environment and she also offers assistance to any individual within a firm or legal workplace who may be facing discrimination and wishes to canvass options for resolving the problem. Ms. Chopra is independent, treats all enquiries in confidence and reports only anonymous statistical data to the Law Society.

Law firm staff, law students, articling students, lawyers, human resource administrators and managing partners in law firmsare all welcome to seek her help at no cost. You can reach Anne Chopra on her confidential, dedicated telephone line at 604.687.2344 or by email to achopra1@novuscom.net.