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Press Release: FACL Conference will be largest-ever gathering of Pan-Asian lawyers in Canada

FEDERATION OF ASIAN CANADIAN LAWYERS TO HOST LARGEST-EVER GATHERING OF PAN-ASIAN LAWYERS IN CANADA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2014

Contact: Chris Hope, VP Communications
christopher.m.hope@gmail.com

TORONTO – On Saturday, September 27th, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) is proud to present BREAKTHROUGH!: SHATTERING BARRIERS AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES, the largest conference and gala the organization has ever hosted.

The keynote speaker will be Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The conference is exceptional since it will also serve as the annual North Eastern Regional Conference for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), marking the first-ever NAPABA event hosted outside of the United States. FACL is affiliated with NAPABA, which represents the interests of approximately 40,000 Asian Pacific American lawyers.

The 2014 FACL Awards for exemplary service and accomplishments will presented to recipients including 2014 Order of Canada recipient Constance Sugiyama at the gala following the conference.

Substantive content at the conference will include high-profile panelists from Canada and the U.S. presenting on:

• Diversity within the legal profession
• The evolution of the law firm model
• Launching a legal career
• Righting historic wrongs committed against minorities
• Cross border class actions
• Current issues facing immigration, multiculturalism and human rights lawyers
• Current issues facing lawyers in the role of General Counsel
• Challenges in the fight for access to justice
• The personal experiences of racialized judges

Detailed conference information available online at: http://facl.ca/facl-gala-2/facl_neregional_2014/.

All media inquiries should be directed to FACL VP Communications Chris Hope (as above).

[This Press Release is archived on our Media page under “Press Releases and Submissions” and is available here in PDF format: Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – LARGEST EVER CONFERENCE AND GALA]

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