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

TAG Focus Groups

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The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) is seeking 20 Cantonese-speaking and 20 Punjabi-speaking “new Canadians” who live in the GTA to participate in focus groups. These focus groups will deal with their experiences engaging with the legal system. The Law Society is asking for help in providing possible names to TAG for these focus» Read More

CRRF / FACL / OBA Event: Commemorating 30 Years of the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement

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Please join FACL and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation at an event at the Ontario Bar Association on June 27, 2018 to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and the 30th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement! The event will include a screening of Swimming Upstream, a video produced by FACL founder, the Honourable Justice Maryka Omatsu, about» Read More

Conference on Canada – China – US Trade

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Members of FACL are invited to attend a conference on Canada – China – US trade at Ryerson University on June 1, 2018 from 8;15am to 1:00pm.  Regular price for attendance is $25;  However, FACL members can attend for $15.   Please email the website chair at facl.ontario@facl.ca for the discount code. Registration for this event is available» Read More

Event: Interview Strategies and Application Tips for Students and New Lawyers

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SABA Toronto and McMillan LLP have invited FACL members to participate in an interactive session on Interview Strategies & Tips for New Lawyers, Articling Students & Law Students with:  Tushara Weerasooriya, Partner at McMillan LLP (and current FACL Board Member!) Ananthan Sinnadurai from the Crown Law Office – MAG (Civil) Andre Bacchus, Assistant Director of» Read More