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Reach Canada
Accessible Legal Practice: Perspectives & Strategies to Support Your Clients Living with Disabilities
Toronto, Ontario
January 27, 2022
Join Reach Canada for a roundtable discussion with Brendon Pooran, Partner at Pooran Law, Lila Refaie, Staff Lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre, and David Lepofsky, disability advocate who was named one of Canada’s most influential lawyers in 2010. The session will be focused on three broad topics:

1. The Need for Accessibility in Legal Practice - Context for why we need to be talking about building an accessible legal practice; How has accessibility in law firms / legal clinics changed over the years - is it enough? Do we need to do more?

2. Accessible Legal Practice and COVID-19 - How has the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for an accessible legal practice; Barriers that clients face (ex: remote meetings, access to technology and use of technology).

3. Tips for Your Practice - What platforms are best for meeting and communicating with clients?; Accessible documents - which are best and considerations for specific disabilities; Challenges that our speakers have personally faced with accessibility in their law practices and what have our speakers have done to overcome these challenges.

This session has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for 1 hour Professionalism and 30 minutes EDI Professionalism.

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