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Overview What are the deadlines for Chambers Canada 2022? How are the submissions process changing for Chambers Canada 2022? Do you have a preferred mechanism for submitting for a single practitioner rather than a group? How are Canadian rankings in the Chambers Global guide prepared? Do we need to submit for partners who are already ranked or should we only submit for unranked partners? What is the best way to include associates in submissions? Will we be penalised for including matters across multiple submissions? Do we have to provide diversity statistics? How does your increased focus on diversity factor into the research process? Are any new practice areas being researched for Chambers Canada 2022? As more workplaces are working remotely due to COVID-19, will referees be contacted differently for Chambers Canada 2022? What is the difference between provincial and nationwide categories? Why do some practice areas have both? Do you interview every firm that submits? How do we find out who the researcher is? What is your best advice for someone new to the world of legal marketing and the Chambers submission process? How do I get more information on our ranking? How important is LGBTQ diversity to Chambers? Can we include over 10 publishable matters as long as we submit 20 total matters? Should multiple matters be listed under a single client, or do you prefer those to be broken out into different matter listings? What should we take into consideration when selecting which matters to feature? Do you give more weight to cross-border matters, example or matters that involve big-name clients? How important is it to see new clients on the client lists? Do you give any preference to publishable matters/client over confidential ones? What is the value of more vs. less referees? In other words, is there value in submitting 20 referees when 10 would suffice?

How important is LGBTQ diversity to Chambers?

LGBTQ diversity is incredibly important to everyone at Chambers. Our Chambers Diversity & Inclusion programme is at the heart of our company, and provides a comprehensive resource for insight across all areas of diversity. We are committed to fostering and promoting an inclusive professional environment for all our employees. 
We have an INSPIRE committee consisting of executive sponsors from our leadership group and committee members from across the company. Our LGBT+ sub-committee regularly organises events celebrating the LGBTQ community, including talks by prominent LGBTQ lawyers, and in June we hosted a quiz and book club in celebration of Pride month. We also regularly produce interviews and opinion pieces about the challenges facing LGBTQ lawyers across the world. 
We are committed to representing the diversity of the legal market in full, including LGBTQ attorneys. All strands of diversity inform the ongoing focus on inclusion within our research processes and we in turn encourage a broad-based response to our calls for a wider range of voices informing what we do.

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