Cultural Diversity: It’s a word which brings up different meanings at different levels for everyone, and one that deserves serious attention.
On May 17, two Assiff Law Team members had the honour of attending the 2019 Diversity Awards where we heard individuals’ stories, and research from global scholars, on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We were seated among our Province’s illustrious CEOs, educators, politicians, professionals, community builders, and organizations – all advocates of diversity and inclusion.
Norm Assiff and Assiff Law Office were nominated for, and received this prestigious award for its contributions towards significantly improving diversity and inclusion. What made it especially meaningful was the enthusiastic impromptu escort we received to the stage by a friend of the firm, ‘Brother Alex’.
In lieu of a speech, Alex took the stage to offer a heartfelt and personal testimony to Norm’s generosity, care, and attention for his clients. He shared how Norm welcomes the entire community, and is especially caring to those who are new to our community. It was a moving (and musical!) testament to not only the magnanimity of Norm, but a reminder to us all that the Assiff Law Team are truly one family – not despite, but perhaps because of our diversity.
It prompted the comment from the MC: “Wow! You don’t see that from a Law Office everyday!” This is so very true, and we can all attest to Assiff Law Office being very very far from your everyday Law Office.
Congratulations, Norm! It was truly an honour to take the stage and represent such a wonderful leader, team, and business.
Assiff Law is a diverse firm with members coming from all walks of life from many different countries of origin