FACL’s Statement in Support of the Hong Kong Bar Association against the Use of Force by the HK Police

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As you may be aware, there are widespread pro-democracy protests currently taking place in Hong Kong.  This is in response to China’s decision to restrict candidate nominations for Hong Kong’s election for chief executive in 2017.  China decreed that any potential candidates must be endorsed by Beijing before securing a spot on the ballot.  The protests started shortly» Read More

UPDATE: FACL’s Further Correspondence with Justice Minister Peter MacKay re Judicial Diversity

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FACL previously wrote to Justice Minister Peter MacKay raising concerns regarding the federal judicial appointment process and the lack of diversity among federally-appointed judges.  This was based on the Globe and Mail article which indicated that only 3 of the past 200 new judges appointed are visible minorities. In our letter of May 7, 2014, FACL requested a meeting with» Read More

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

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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» Read More

Press Release: Winners of 2014 FACL Awards

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FEDERATION OF ASIAN CANADIAN LAWYERS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2014 FACL AWARDS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 Contact: Chris Hope, VP Communications christopher.m.hope@gmail.com TORONTO – The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) has selected the recipients of the 2014 FACL Awards. The FACL Awards recognize talented individuals in the Pan-Asian Canadian community who have demonstrated» Read More

NAPABA ELECTION REMINDER FOR FACL MEMBERS AND FACL ENDORSEMENTS

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If you are a FACL member, you should have received an electronic ballot via email to vote in affiliate the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) election – details below.  The deadline to file your ballot is Friday, September 12th at 11:59 PDT.  FACL endorses candidate Jin Hwang for the position of President Elect» Read More

EVENT: Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Career Planning Seminar and Networking Event

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Event: The Path to Career Ownership for the Diverse Lawyer, presentation and wine and appetizer networking opportunity When: September 18, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street Simpson Tower, 8th Floor Cost:  Free for CABL members, $10 for non-members. Description:  Diverse lawyers that maintain deep relationships, developmental opportunities, and premium career opportunities, actively manage their» Read More