Statistical Snapshot of Lawyers from the Lawyer Annual Report (LAR) 2016

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The Law Society of Ontario has been collecting self-identification data in the Lawyer Annual Report since 2009. The structure of the survey at the time permitted the lawyer to opt to pass over the question and provide no response. This option has been modified so that, while a lawyer can still decline to self-identify, the person must now so indicate by expressly entering this response.

Race and Indigenous

Racialized & Indigenous by percentage of respondents

Race % of Respondents
First Nations 1.0
Inuk 0.02
Métis 0.5
Arab 0.9
Black 3.2
Chinese 3.4
East Asian (includes Japanese, Korean) 1.3
Latino 0.6
South Asian 6.5
Southeast Asian 0.7
West Asian 1.1
More than one Racialized Group 0.5
Racialized and White 1.2
White 79.2

Gender

Women Men
43.8 % 56.2 %

Francophone

Identify as Francophone

Source: 2016 Lawyers Annual Report; analysis by Michael Ornstein

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Able to Practice in French

Source: 2016 Lawyers Annual Report; analysis by Michael Ornstein

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Disability

Have a Disability

Source: 2016 Lawyers Annual Report; analysis by Michael Ornstein

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Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

Source: 2016 Lawyers Annual Report; analysis by Michael Ornstein

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Full data

Download the Excel spreadsheet of the complete Statistical Snapshot of Lawyers from the Lawyer Annual Report (LAR) 2016, including the charts on this page and much more.