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Is diversity an obstacle to access to justice?

Date & time
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


Louis Charette, Partner at Lavery Lawyers


This event is free


Danielle Pollak



In his 2017 speech on behalf of fellow inductees of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Louis Charette emphasized the need for diversity in the law profession: “Without diversity of race, gender, origin, sexual orientation and religion, there’s a risk that the legal profession and the judicial process will lose the public’s confidence.”

In this conversation with Concordia's Jurist-in-Residence Morton Minc, Charette shares his personal experience as a gay man navigating the legal profession and the ways in which he uses this experience to advocate for diversity in his everyday life, in the profession and on the bench.

Make sure to Register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. A link to Zoom with all the details will be sent to you.

About the speaker

Headshot of man smiling, wearing round glasses and a suit Me Louis Charette, Partner, Lavery Lawyers

Louis Charette, partner at Lavery Lawyers, practises in civil and professional liability litigation, product liability, transportation law and infrastructure, and aviation law.

Charette defends manufacturers, distributors and vendors. He also advises manufacturers in the implementation and management of recalls and on strategic and risk management issues. His expertise is sought after in complex litigation involving multiple defendants and jurisdictions and in class actions defence.

About the Jurist-in-Residence Program

An initiative of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Jurist-in-Residence program demystifies the law by connecting the Concordia community and the public at large to some of the brightest minds in Canadian law through its event series and mentorship program.

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