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Scott MacKendrick quoted in article "Diversity initiatives are not only right thing but smart thing for law firms to do" by Canadian Lawyer

May 28, 2021

Scott MacKendrick was quoted in the article "Diversity initiatives are not only right thing but smart thing for law firms to do", published by Canadian Lawyer.

“For law firms’ diversity and inclusion efforts to be really successful they should be integrated into the firm’s overall operations, says Scott MacKendrick, who has chaired Bereskin & Parr’s diversity and inclusion committee since it was created about six years ago, and who also sits on the firm’s executive committee. Bereskin & Parr is sponsoring the Diversity Initiative of the Year Award at the Canadian Law Awards.

For many firms, while they’ve embraced diversity and inclusion efforts, that has been part of “the more peripheral efforts of the firm,” he says.

“By virtue of my being the chair of our committee, and as well sitting on our Executive Committee, . . . diversity and inclusion efforts at Bereskin & Parr have a seat at the table where the decisions are being made at, and thereby become very much central to what it is that we're doing.””

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This article was first published by Canadian Lawyer on May 18, 2021.

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