32 minutes | Jun 6, 2019

Conversation with a lawyer living with a disability

Conversations With The President: Raising The Bar on Inclusion, Ep 6:

Ray meets with Lorin McDonald, a lawyer from Toronto who was born with profound hearing loss in both ears. They discuss her journey through law school, the Accessible Canada Act (passed on May 29) and more!

When we think about diversity, we tend to think about race, sexual orientation and gender identity, but there are other types of diversity to be aware of as well, religious differences for example or the differently abled. Lorin answers questions like: What led you to decide to become a lawyer, at age 41? What type of accommodations do you need to practice law with a hearing loss? What do you think leaders of law organizations can do to make their organizations more welcoming to people with sensory disabilities?

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