Toronto (May 22, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that it has joined with 15 of Canada's leading law firms to sign the Statement of Principles of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), as part of the Firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal community. In signing this Statement, the firms have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion not only inside the firms, but in the broader legal profession as well.

The signatories are Bennett Jones, Blakes, Borden Ladner Gervais, Davies, Dentons, Fasken Martineau, Goodmans, Gowlings, Heenan Blaikie, McCarthy Tetrault, McMillan, Norton Rose, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott, Torys and WeirFoulds.

BLG believes that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will assist in attracting and retaining the best talent to better serve clients and assist in expanding the constantly evolving global marketplace. Law firms in the Network aim to share ideas and work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in the firms and the legal profession generally.

View the LFDIN Statement of Principles.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda McWhirter
National Communications Leader
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
amcwhirter@blg.com
416.350.2676