Drew Lafond to Appear at LegalVoices Conference

Saskatoon lawyer Drew Lafond will appear at the LegalVoices: Diverse Ideas + Inclusive Futures conference, a virtual event hosted by Toronto’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law on November 13.

The full-day event will feature a series of panel discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the legal sector, with a focus on accelerating transformation in legal education and legal practice.

Drew will be part of the “Legal Professionalism in Indigenous Practice Areas” panel, which will feature Indigenous and non-Indigenous lawyers discussing their experiences working on Indigenous legal cases. The panel will also discuss law firms’ EDI-related hiring and retention commitments, advancing reconciliation and the potential need for reform.

In addition to being a partner at MLT Aikins who focuses his practice on corporate/commercial, Indigenous, and cannabis matters, Drew is president of the Indigenous Bar Association. He was raised in Treaty 6 territory on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation reserve and is also of Shuswap descent from the Simpcw First Nation in British Columbia. Learn more about Drew’s practice.

The LegalVoices conference is a free event and registration is open to anyone. Learn more about the conference.