Omatsu FACL Scholarship Applications due July 17, 2015

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (“FACL”) is pleased to accept applications to the Omatsu FACL Scholarship.  The Omatsu FACL Scholarship was established to honour Justice Maryka Omatsu, Canada’s first East Asian woman judge.  Before her appointment to the bench, Justice Omatsu practised law in Toronto for 16 years.  She worked for all levels of» Read More

Congratulations to the new Benchers at the Law Society of Upper Canada!

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As you are probably aware, all five candidates endorsed by FACL were successfully elected in the 2015 Law Society Bencher Election! Julian Falconer Avvy Go Janet E. Minor Sandra Nishikawa Paul Schabas Results of the bencher election are now posted on the LSUC website. Of the 34 candidates who had completed the RODA survey, the following were» Read More

LGBTQ student groups file submissions in Trinity Western University legal dispute

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Out On Bay Street has filed its submissions with the Ontario Divisional Court, where it will be representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students in Trinity Western University’s (TWU) legal challenge of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision not to accredit its proposed law school. The Law Society’s decision» Read More

May 12, 2015 – Asian and South Asian Heritage Month Event

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In recognition of Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, please join the Law Society, the Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto for a follow–up panel discussion and reception on May 12, 2015. This event also recognizes the October 2014 release of the Law Society’s Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing» Read More