Accenture is looking forward to the launch of the Canadian Women and Minority-Owned Law Firm site.  We will be using it to find qualified firms in the areas in which we need outside counsel support.

Debra Henke, Director of Legal Services, Accenture Inc.

As a large firm, we sometimes receive enquiries from clients looking for legal help whose needs are better served by a smaller firm with qualified lawyers and paralegals.  Of course, we only want to refer these clients to firms that we know or that others have spoken of highly. We are also interested in fostering the success of minority and women-owned firms as part of our commitment to diversity. It would be great to have a website that could be used by firms like ours to find minority and women owned firms that have the necessary expertise and experience to assist us in making these referrals.

Roxanne E. McCormick, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

At Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC), diversity and inclusiveness are a central part of our business. We understand that diversity enriches our professional practice and our communities.  We are delighted to support the launch of the Canadian Women and Minority-Owned Law Firm website which will help us identify and support reputable women and minority-owned law firms in our continuing effort to provide excellent service to our clients and in promoting greater diversity and inclusion in our profession.

Christopher Pinnington,  Chief Executive Officer , Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

RBC Financial Group is a proud supporter of supplier diversity.  In addition to being one of the four founders of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, we were one of the first companies to sign A Call to Action Canada’s Mission Statement, promoting diversity in the legal profession.   As RBC renews its Designated Counsel list, we will be looking for opportunities to add law firms which are owned by women and minorities and will include the website as a resource to help us locate qualifying firms.

David R. Allgood, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada