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The Equity & Access Office frequently receives requests to provide cultural competence instruction to lawyers who cannot attend in-person training sessions. In response to this demand, the Office is developing a series of short educational videos to introduce cultural competence concepts to Nova Scotia lawyers.

Cultural competence foundations

These videos introduce basic cultural competence concepts. They explain the importance, define key terms and identify specific steps lawyers can take to build cultural competence into their everyday practice.

Halifax-based Social Worker and Sociologist Robert S. Wright explains the rise in interest and concern regarding culturally competent lawyering. He shows how cultural competence is being read into the Courts' definition of "reasonable person" and legal standards of professionalism.


Halifax-based Social Worker and Sociologist Robert S. Wright defines what is meant by "cultural difference" and describes the capacities necessary for culturally competent professional practice.


Kathryn Dumke of DumkeMacLeod in Bridgewater, NS defines key cultural competence concepts: culture, diversity, equity, inclusion and community.


Naiomi Metallic of Burchells LLP explains the foundations of a culturally competent legal practice: knowledge of substantive law, understanding of a client's cultural context and awareness of systemic bias.


Kathryn Dumke of DumkeMacLeod in Bridgewater, NS provides an overview of how to interact with clients in a culturally competent way. She explains how to identify and examine cultural similarities and differences, focus on client outcomes and identify "red flags" of culturally incompetent interactions.

 
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