Meet Judge Kael McKenzie, the first Trans Judge in Canada, at his FIRST-EVER public event!
This is one you will want to tell your grandchildren you were at.
Everyone is welcome. The event will be held at the Justice Education Society, 800 Hornby, Room 216 on June 16 2016, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
Judge McKenzie will facilitate a conversation - come prepared with your questions!
This is what he says about his talk...
When I was appointed to the bench there was much said in the media about the fact that I am transgender. Many asked, “Why does this matter?” It is a valid question because justice is supposed to be blind and judges are supposed to be unbiased. In theory a Judge’s personal characteristics are irrelevant, but the reality is that we each bring our own unique experience and perspective to the difficult task of Judging especially with sensitive cases. Does or should the Judiciary reflect Canadian Society? What issues does diversity raise for the public? What if any barriers are there to judicial appointment? Who if anyone should be excluded? Join us for a discussion on why diversity on the bench matters.
Cost is $125. To register, call Dom Bautista at the Law Courts Centre 604.685.2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERYONE is welcome. Call (604 251-4356) or email me (email@example.com) to let me know you are coming. This is a celebration!!!
By the way, for lawyers, CPD: 2.0 hours including 1.0 hour in client relations, ethics and professional responsibility.
Proceeds from this lecture will seed the funding of the expansion of Amici Curiae's Temporary Foreign Worker Uncontested Divorce Project.