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Sat, Jun 18


Borden Ladner Gervais

PRISME Conference 2022

Join us for the inaugural meeting of Canada's new LGBTQ2S+ Legal Association, engaging discussions, networking, and plenty of opportunities for advancing LGBTQ2S+ rights in Canada and abroad.

PRISME Conference 2022
PRISME Conference 2022

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EDT – Jun 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Borden Ladner Gervais, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide St W Suite 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 4E3, Canada

About the event

Please join us for our inaugural PRISME Conference, a first-of-its-kind hybrid in-person/virtual event that brings together lawyers and students from across Canada with a commitment to increasing representation and equity for LGBTQ2S+ legal professionals in Canada.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Laleh Moshiri, National Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Judge Amy Sakalauskas, NS Provincial & Family Courts & Secretary, International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
  • Steeves Bujold, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault and Vice President, Canadian Bar Association
  • Mekhala Chaubal, Lawyer & Senior Manager, Program Acquisitions & Feature Film, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Paul Jonathan Saguil, Deputy Head, Global Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption Program, TD
  • Nikki Gershbain, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
  • Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, Research and Advocacy Officer, Equality Cluster, Southern African Litigation Centre
  • Doug Kerr, Executive Director, Dignity Network Canada
  • Aleks Selim Dughman Manzur, Co-Executive Director, Programming & Advocacy, Rainbow Refugee
  • Robert Leckey, Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Paul Paton, Q.C., Professor, University of Alberta (former Dean of Law, CBA Interim CEO)
  • Colin Druhan, Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada
  • Tuma Young, Q.C., President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Akash Bir, Director, Legal Talent at Miller Thomson LLP
  • Daniel Girlando, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Jonathan Griffith, Early Intervention Counsel, Law Society of Alberta and Chair, Gender Identity Community Section (SOGIC)

And many more!

NOTE:  Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, this event is subject to change and may become a fully virtual conference.


  • 30 minutes

    Welcome Refreshments & Registration

  • 1 hour

    Introductory Plenary Session

20 more items available


  • In-Person Attendance

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