FACL Awards Nominations and Omatsu FACL Scholarship Applications

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Submission Deadline: FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2013

FACL is proud to recognize lawyers of East Asian, South Asian and Southeast Asian descent who have made significant contributions to their communities and the broader legal community with the FACL Awards. Nominate Asian lawyers who you believe have made a difference! Nomination forms are attached to the newsletter and provided below.

The following awards will be presented at the FACL Gala 2013 on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel (525 Bay Street) in Toronto, Ontario:

  • FACL Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for a minimum of 25 years, and has made significant and longstanding contributions to the legal community and for positive contributions made to social justice and/or the Asian community.
    • Please click here to review the Nomination Criteria for this award: FACL Award Criteria
    • Please click here for the Nomination Form for this award: FACL Lifetime Achievement Award - 2013 Nomination Form
  • FACL Lawyer of Distinction Award
    • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for a minimum of 10 years, for significant accomplishments in the law and for service to the legal profession, areas of social justice and/or the Asian community.
    • Please click here to review the Nomination Criteria for this award: FACL Award Criteria
    • Please click here for the Nomination Form for this award: FACL Lawyer of Distinction Award - 2013 Nomination Form
  • FACL Young Lawyer of the Year Award
    • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for no more than 10 years, for achievements which are beyond what is expected of him or her based on his or her experience.
    • Please click here to review the Nomination Criteria for this award: FACL Award Criteria
    • Please click here for the Nomination Form for this award: FACL Young Lawyer of the Year Award - 2013 Nomination Form
  • FACL Social Justice Award
    • Recognizes a person, organization or company which has demonstrated achievements in at least one of the following areas: diversity, innovation, leadership, public service, professional development, philanthropy, volunteerism and furthering the goals of FACL.
    • Please click here to review the Nomination Criteria for this award: FACL Award Criteria
    • Please click here for the Nomination Form for this award: FACL Social Justice Award - 2013 Nomination Form
  • Omatsu FACL Scholarship
    • The Omatsu FACL Scholarship was established to honour Justice Maryka Omatsu, Canada's first East Asian woman judge. One award in the amount of $1,000 or two awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded in 2013 to a law student or students based on the particular considerations.
    • Please click here to review the criteria and application form for the Omatsu FACL Scholarship: OMATSU FACL SCHOLARSHIP 2012-2013 APPLICATION

**DEADLINE** Please submit all Nomination Forms and applications for the Omatsu FACL Scholarship to fundraising@facl.ca no later than Friday March 22, 2013.

Help FACL recognize all the wonderful contributions made to the Asian and legal communities by lawyers of Asian descent. Nominate your colleagues and submit your nomination form today!

And be sure to SAVE THE DATE for Wednesday May 29, 2013 to attend the award presentation and Gala event!

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