What was your “pioneer” moment? // The Circuit

Precedent asks: "what was your pioneer moment?"

By Jordan Nahmias

On Monday March 14th, 2011

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What: Canadian Association of Black Lawyers’ Honouring Black Legal Pioneers
When: February 8, 2011
Where: The Law Society of Upper Canada at Osgoode Hall
Question: What was your “pioneer” moment?


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“Hearing about my dad’s story as a family doctor from Ghana and learning from his example to shape who I am as an adult.”
Dina Maxwell, Nymity Inc.

“Learning to swim as an adult.”
Vivene Salmon, Mutual Fund Dealers Association


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“When the Supreme Court of Canada changed the laws on holding police accountable for abuse and public officials accountable for corruption.”
Julian N. Falconer, Falconer Charney LLP & Keynote Speaker

“Becoming the first lawyer in my family.”
A. Shawn Richard, Adair Morse LLP


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“Helping to put together the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission with the UN.”
Darren Thorne, Ministry of the Attorney General

“Being made a partner last February.”
Andrew C. Alleyne, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP


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“Becoming a mother.”
Dianne Carter, Ministry of the Attorney General

“Becoming a partner at a Bay Street firm, as a black woman, was very significant.”
Michelle S. Henry, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Jordan Nahmias is a Toronto-based entertainment and corporate lawyer, as well as a professional photographer