At the end of the year we bid farewell to our Indigenous Initiatives Liaison,
), and welcome
Andrea Menard (
) to continue advancing our work around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
Over the past two and a half years, Ms. Lightning-Earle has laid impressive groundwork on behalf of the Law Society to progress Indigenous programming and awareness. She has delivered Indigenous cultural competence training to Law Society Board and staff, as well as to Alberta’s lawyers. She led the development of free educational opportunities including lunch and learns, webinars and conferences. She also garnered renewed interest in the Indigenous Summer Student Program, focusing on recruitment and ongoing support for students and firms along the way.
With Ms. Lightning-Earle’s leadership, the Law Society established an Indigenous Advisory Committee to collect feedback and input on our current work and future areas of focus.