Lawyers for Representative Diversity Event

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Lawyers for Representative Diversity is hosting an event on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, featuring The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, for a discussion on diversity on the federal bench. Minister Wilson-Raybould has often highlighted “the need for a» Read More

RODA’s 4th Annual Diversity Conference and Reception

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Still need CPD hours, including EDI hours? The RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference returns on November 28, 2018 from 9am to 5pm to provide thought-provoking, practical discussions on current issues for diverse lawyers and allies. This year’s conference will feature timely discussions on hot topics including the Me Too Movement and the Law Society’s strategies to combat discrimination and» Read More

NAJC Redress Anniversary Gala Reception

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Join the Toronto NAJC on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7:00PM at LUMA & the Founder’s Lounge in the TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress! Speakers will include Justice Maryka Omatsu and Julia Shin-Doi, two of our own founders, as well as Michael Doi, our current president.  Tickets and» Read More

CABL Annual Conference – October 19, 2018

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Still need some CPD hours for the year? CABL is having their annual conference on October 19, 2018 in Toronto. They have outdone themselves in securing speakers for the event, including: Breakfast Speaker:     The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Luncheon Speaker:     The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice & Attorney General» Read More

FACL Letter of Support on Bill C-75

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FACL Ontario agrees with and supports the position of the Criminal Lawyers Association with respect to Bill C-75, Clause 271 on the abolishment of peremptory challenges. Our complete letter of support to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is attached.   FACL Bill C-75 CLA Support Letter

Pathways to Licensing: FACL Ontario Submissions

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FACL Ontario is considering making submissions to the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) in regards to its review of the licensing process. The LSO is accepting comments from lawyers, candidates, and the public in its “Dialogue on Licensing” until October 26, 2018.  This is a potentially transformational time for the legal profession as the LSO» Read More

Congratulations to Brendan Wong!

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FACL Ontario extends its congratulations to Brendan Wong, our past president, on his election as the new National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) North East Regional Governor! This is a wonderful opportunity for Brendan to work with a number of NAPABA colleagues across the Northeastern United States and, in doing so, identify opportunities for» Read More