Diversity and Inclusion
Paliare Roland is committed to diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace.
Our clients are best served by lawyers who understand and reflect the diversity of the community around us.
Our firm is best served by having a workplace that challenges the status quo and creates space for all.
As colleagues, half our lawyers are women, and our women are represented at all levels of seniority and management.
As a firm, we support diverse causes through our charitable donations to groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Centre, our support of initiatives like the LSO's Statement of Principles, and through the work we do on behalf of organizations like Progress Toronto, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO), the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), and many others.
As an employer, we have implemented a diversity policy that seeks to enhance diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention and advancement, and are conducting training sessions for all partners and associates on diversity and unconscious bias.
Paliare Roland's Diversity Committee is made up of both partners and associates, and coordinates diversity education sessions and supports the work of equity-seeking groups in the legal community.
Our office environment is casual, close-knit, and collegial and seeks to break down the barriers found in traditional legal environments.
Paliare Roland recognizes that there is always more work to be done. We are committed to building on our achievements and doing so with a team strengthened by diverse voices. We welcome applicants from all walks of life. In our hiring, we prioritize candidates with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and achievements. If you have questions about our diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, please contact Tina Lie.