Thursday, August 3, 2017

'It's a very white bench': Judges to mentor black and Indigenous lawyers - CBC

by Sherri Borden Colley
Originally published:  August 2, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

The Nova Scotia Judiciary has launched a mentorship program for African-Nova Scotian and Indigenous lawyers who want to become judges.

And already there's much interest. When a call went out earlier this year, more than 50 Nova Scotia judges stepped forward to volunteer as mentors.

Beginning in the fall, three judges will be matched with lawyers. The program will expand to include more eligible lawyers at a later date.