Discrimination in the Legal Profession, Codes of Professional Conduct and the Duty of Non-Discrimination
discrimination, legal profession, sexual harassment, courts, women, aboriginal, homosexuals, Canada
This paper is about discrimination in the legal profession, and about the kinds of responses to discrimination that the legal profession should be considering. I begin with a review of the various forms of discrimination which exist in the legal profession. Discrimination in the legal profession ranges from the exclusion of the members of certain groups from parts of the profession, to sexual harassment, to discrimination in our courts, to the exclusion and deprecation of the perspectives and experiences of those who have not traditionally beenin positions of power. Discrimination in the legal profession occurs against women, against aboriginal people, against ethnic groups, against homosexuals, and against other groups as well.
Christ Tennant, "Discrimination in the Legal Profession, Codes of Professional Conduct and the Duty of Non-Discrimination" (1992) 15:2 Dal LJ 464.