FACL President, Lai-King Hum, elected as Chair of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations

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FACL congratulates our President, Lai-King Hum, on being elected as Chair of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA), effective March 1, 2015! RODA was formed in April 2013 with a view to establishing an ongoing relationship between associations seeking diversity within the legal community so that we can celebrate, promote, and encourage diversity within the» Read More

2015 Law Society Bencher Election

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), a member of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA), encourages all its members to vote in the upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher elections to be held on April 30, 2015 and increase the diversity of Benchers at Convocation.  For complete details about the election, please visit: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/bencher-election-2015/» Read More

“Inspiring” Decision by Justice Shaun Nakatsuru in R. v. Armitage

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A recent decision written by Justice Shaun Nakatsuru of the Ontario Court of Justice is being lauded for its plain language and “inspiring” approach.  Justice Nakatsuru addressed his judgment directly to the 29-year-old repeat offender, Jesse Armitage, who is of Aboriginal heritage.  He highlighted the importance of writing judicial decisions in a less legalistic manner so that the individual» Read More

JCCA Bulletin Interview with Judge Maryka Omatsu

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Judge Omatsu was interviewed by the Vancouver JCCA Bulletin about her involvement in the Japanese Canadian Redress in 1988, her resulting book Bittersweet Passage: Redress and the Japanese Canadian Experience, her career as a judge, and her latest achievement, the Order of Ontario. To read the interview and view archival photos of Judge Omatsu, please visit this» Read More

FACL Diversity Survey for Candidates in Upcoming Law Society Bencher Election

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The Law Society of Upper Canada will be holding its next Bencher election on Thursday April 30, 2015. FACL encourages all of its members to vote in the upcoming Bencher elections, and increase the numbers of minority Benchers at Convocation. To assist you in understanding the Bencher candidates’ platforms on diversity, FACL asked them to complete a survey about their experiences» Read More