FACL’s Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne re New Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

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FACL has written to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, regarding her search for a new Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.  We encourage Premier Wynne to consider a racialized candidate for the role.  It is imperative that racialized and members of other minority groups be adequately reflected in our public institutions,» Read More

FACL’s Submissions to the Law Society re “Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario”

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The Law Society of Upper Canada requested comments after it released Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario: A Discussion Paper on September 24, 2014. FACL presented its comments to the Law Society on December 31, 2014.  Please CLICK HERE to read FACL’s submissions. A copy of the submission has been archived to the» Read More

FACL/NAPABA Conference and Gala – President’s Message of Thanks and Event Photos

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We had an extremely successful conference and gala held on September 27, 2014 with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association! CLICK HERE to read the President’s Message of Thanks CLICK HERE to view select photos from the event CLICK HERE to read the Profiles of the Winners of the 2014 FACL Awards and the Omatsu» Read More

FACL in the News: Law Society Consultations Gaining Media Attention

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The consultation sessions being conducted by the Law Society of Upper Canada on its paper, Addressing Challenges Faced By Racialized Licensees has garnered media attention.  FACL expresses the hope that with more awareness of this issue among both the legal profession and the public, we can take constructive steps to tackle the unconscious bias that many» Read More

Letter from Law Students’ Society of Ontario to Law Society of Upper Canada re Law Practice Program

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The Law Students’ Society of Ontario (“LSSO”) has written a letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada (“Law Society”) regarding its concerns about the new Law Practice Program (“LPP”) in Ontario.  This letter may be of interest to FACL’s student members and current licensing candidates.  To view the letter from LSSO, pleaseCLICK HERE. As» Read More

Feb. 26, 2015 – Jeffrey Lem receiving Honsberger Award at 15th Annual TLA Awards Reception

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The Toronto Lawyers Association is hosting its 15th Annual TLA Awards Reception to celebrate the TLA Award of Distinction and the Honsberger Award on Thursday February 26, 2015.  Details for the event are provided below. FACL is pleased to congratulate Jeffrey W. Lem on being the recipient of the Honsberger Award.  Mr. Lem is being recognized» Read More

Jan. 15 / Feb. 25, 2015 – Findings from LSUC’s Paper: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees

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The Law Society of Upper Canada is offering a program to present the findings from its consultation paper, Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees.  The Law Society is inviting attendees of the program to provide feedback to the questions posed in the paper.  The program is being offered in various cities across Ontario.  Please» Read More