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400 lawyers fight back against petition that puts mandatory Indigenous course at risk – CBC

Feb 06, 2023

50 lawyers petitioned to change the rule, vote takes place on Monday

A group of 400 lawyers in Alberta are fighting back against a petition that puts a mandatory Indigenous history course for lawyers at risk.

The lawyers — along with 124 other Albertans with law-related backgrounds — have signed a letter to the Law Society of Alberta (LSA) in support of keeping a required free, five-hour online course called The Path, which teaches Indigenous cultural competency.

As it stands, lawyers who don’t take the course face suspension.

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