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Call for Nominations for the FACL Board of Directors!

FACL Ontario is calling for nominations for Full Member Directors and Student Directors!

Persons interested in serving for a two-year term as a Full Member Director or Student Director should send a resume/CV and a Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words) to facl.ontario@facl.ca by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Applicants are asked to indicate which of the following committees they would be interested in serving:

  • Advocacy and Policy Committee
  • Mentorship Committee
  • Community Outreach Committee
  • GTA North Committee
  • ESL / Foreign-Qualified Lawyers Committee
  • FACL Ottawa Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Podcast Committee
  • Women’s Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Communications Committee

A “Full Member” means an individual who self-identifies as Asian Canadian and is a lawyer in good standing with a Law Society in Canada, a judge of a court in Canada or a full-time member of the faculty of a law school in Canada and who, in each case, supports the objects of the Corporation.

A “Student Member” means an individual who self-identifies as Asian Canadian and is a student-at-law in good standing with a Society in Canada, a student of the faculty of an accredited law school in Canada, or an NCA student, and who, in each case, supports the objects of the Corporation.

Each Director shall:

1.1.1                    be, at the date of election of the Member and thereafter remain throughout the term of office, a Full Member (or Student Member as applicable) of the Corporation who is qualified by the terms of this Section 3.5 to hold office;

1.1.2                    be at least eighteen (18) years of age, with power under law to enter into Contracts;

1.1.3                    not be an undischarged bankrupt or a mentally incompetent person;

1.1.4                    have been, at the date of the election, a Member for a minimum of twelve (12) months;

1.1.5                    not have, within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the election and through the term of the office:

1.1.5.1              been found guilty of professional misconduct by a Society;

1.1.5.2              been found guilty of, or convicted of, any criminal offence under a statute in Canada; and

1.1.6                    not be, as of the date of the election and thereafter throughout the term of office, the subject of a notice of referral by a Law Society.

All nominations are expected to abide by the FACL Ontario By-laws.
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