Society newsNew guidelines to support trans* and gender-variant clients and colleagues
The Society has introduced the following new resource on its online Equity Portal, Guidelines for Lawyers: Supporting Trans* & Gender-variant Clients, Colleagues & Employees.
Prepared by the Equity & Access Office, these guidelines aim to provide lawyers with a baseline understanding of how to support trans* and gender-variant clients, colleagues and employees in the workplace. The guidelines define basic terms, explain the principles of trans* and gender-variant inclusion, and provide further resources for respecting gender identity and promoting a culture of inclusion.
The Society launched the guidelines on Thursday, July 20 during its Pride Week workshop led by community educators with The Youth Project. In attendance were members of the legal profession, Society staff and a number of Council and committee members.
Find the new guidelines on the NSBS Equity Portal, on the Sexual orientation and gender identity resource page in the Employment Equity section.