Statement on Legal Aid Cuts

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Ontario (FACL Ontario) joins legal aid lawyers, legal clinics, and lawyers concerned about access to justice in condemning the funding cuts to Legal Aid Ontario announced on June 12, 2019. FACL Ontario is extremely concerned that the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on racialized minorities and immigrants, many» Read More

AHM Name Challenge 2019

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AHM Name Challenge 2019 May is Asian Heritage Month. This month we want to hear examples to further advance the pan-Asian Canadian Bar in Ontario. Let’s start with your name… Fostering Inclusion FACL Ontario is excited to share videos it has created with Asian-Canadian lawyers in Ontario! Through these videos, we want to: Make hearing» Read More

SABA International Women’s Day Event

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Our friends at the South Asian Bar Association is hosting an International Women’s Day Event at Aird and Berlis titled “Balance For Better”. Hosted by Aird & Berlis, the event will include a panel by Justice S. Khemani, Faisal Mirza, Dal Bhathal and Shalini Konanur. Registration is at: SABA Website

FACL States its Principles

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) stands for equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In 2017, we were heartened to see the Law Society of Ontario take steps, albeit modest ones, to combat systemic discrimination in the profession by adopting the recommendations in the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group’s Final» Read More

Canadian Legal Innovation Forum

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For lawyers, innovation is about a lot more than technology. To innovate, lawyers need to embrace risk. They must adopt new approaches, many of which are beyond the traditional domain of the law. They need to be responsive to a fast evolving business landscape. And they need to know how to collaborate with clients to» Read More

Internationally Trained Lawyers Series

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Please join the experienced panel brought together by the Internationally Trained Lawyers’ Network of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA), Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association (HCLA), Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) for the Internationally Trained Lawyers Speaker Series! The 2019 Internationally Trained Lawyers Network Series» Read More