FACL Applauds Changes to Judicial Appointments Process

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) applauds the federal government for the changes they have announced to the judicial appointments process. Most notably, FACL is pleased that the government has committed to reconstituting the Judicial Advisory Committees (JACs) to ensure that they represent the diversity of Canada, and that the JACs will in turn be mandated with identifying» Read More

2016 FACL Award Winners Announced

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Congratulations to the 2016 FACL Award Winners! Lawyer of Distinction Award: Sandra Nishikawa   Corporate Diversity and Leadership Award: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP   Young Lawyer Award: Junaid Subhan Daniel Mark Public Sector Lawyer Award: Arif Virani   Lifetime Achievement Award: David Tsubouchi   Social Justice Award: Bennett Gastle Professional Corporation Omatsu Scholarship: Yuan» Read More

Black Female Lawyers Network Retreat

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The Black Female Lawyers Network hosts an annual retreat/conference each year on November 11th. The event will take place this year at The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive in Etobicoke and will feature panels, workshops and a renowned Caribbean lunch. The keynote speaker is the Honourable Justice Corrine Sparks.   The Network» Read More

Pathways Pilot Project Evaluation and Enhancements to Licensing Report Released

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The Professional Development & Competence Committee has released the Pathways Pilot Project Evaluation and Enhancements to Licensing Report. Our Advocacy and Policy Committee wants to hear from you. The Law Society of Upper Canada has invited input on the Report and FACL Ontario is preparing submissions. If you are interested in providing comments, please get in touch» Read More