Equity Officer – Support Services
If you are experiencing discrimination or harassment, the Law Society’s Equity Officer is available, free of charge, to provide confidential assistance to Manitoba lawyers, support staff, articling students and clients of lawyers. Support service include:
Informal & Confidential Resolutions
Assisting with informal resolutions or mediating issues or concerns. Your concerns will be kept confidential unless you authorize the Equity Officer to disclose them. The Equity Officer does not take any action without your permission. The Equity Officer does not provide legal advice and maintains a neutral position.
Speaking to your legal workplace to raise awareness about discrimination and harassment, diversity and inclusion and civility and respect. The Equity Officer can also meet with you one-on-one to discuss issues or concerns you may have.
Resources & Referrals
Advising on other options for recourse available, such as filing a formal complaint with the Law Society or the Human Rights Commission or starting a civil action. The Equity Officer can also assist you in identifying available resources, such as counselling services or information on equity related issues.
Providing confidential coaching and assistance for lawyers and their spouses or life partners in planning for maternity and/or parental leave and meeting the challenges of becoming new parents.
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