Diversity and Equity

At Hicks Morley we are committed to equity and diversity. We strongly believe that embracing each of our different experiences including our cultural and racial backgrounds, gender, family status, ability and disability, sexual orientation and creed brings value to the firm as a whole.

We are an open and respectful workplace which fosters creativity, legal innovation and excellence in our client’s interests. We are committed to recruiting and hiring the best candidates for all roles and from diverse backgrounds. We recognize that this inclusiveness not only makes us stronger internally as a firm but also adds significant value to our clients. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity for growth and advancement and to being aware of how outdated biases or assumptions may affect assessments and advice.

We are an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Out on Bay Street.

We are also a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN) and a signatory to LFDIN’s Statement of Principles which include:

  • Sharing ideas for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in connection with recruitment, retention and advancement within law firms;
  • Working with Legal Leaders for Diversity and other general counsel, law departments, business leaders and professional associations in their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion; and
  • Supporting outreach programs in law schools and within the broader community.

If you have any questions about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please feel free to contact Catherine Peters, at catherine-peters@hicksmorley.com. Catherine is the Chair of our Diversity Committee and also a recipient of a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award:  Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion.


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