FACL Ontario Concerned About the Potential Exclusion of Equity Groups

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Ontario (FACL Ontario) is deeply concerned about the motion being brought on February 27, 2020 by two Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) Benchers to exclude equity partners from consulting with the LSO’s Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee (the “EIAC”). This is directly contrary to the mandate of EIAC, which» Read More

FACL Ontario – Statement Against Prejudice Based on the Novel Coronavirus​

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Ontario (FACL Ontario) is concerned about a recent wave of reported incidents involving discrimination against Asian-Canadians in relation to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. These incidents have ranged from misinformed fearmongering to malicious online attacks and public expressions of bigotry. Their common denominator is the conflation of the origins of» Read More

2019 Diversity Pitch Event

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Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion invites racialized and diverse private practice lawyers to apply to participate in the Diversity Pitch Event an opportunity to pitch to and connect with General Counsel and Senior Counsel from leading corporations on October 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (First Pitch at 6:15 pm, Cocktail Reception» Read More

NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

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Register for the Northeast Regional Conference! AABANY hosts the Northeast Regional Conference taking place in New York on Sept. 21 at Fordham University School of Law. Early bird registration is now open! Early bird rates will be available until Sept. 6. Click here to register! HOTEL A block of rooms has been reserved at the Empire Hotel at a» Read More

#DemandInclusion Campaign Call for Volunteers!

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#DemandInclusion is launching their #iDemandInclusion social media campaign.  The #iDemandInclusion campaign has one objective: spread awareness among lawyers about the importance of diversity and to demand inclusion, despite the politics of the STOP SOP benchers. The social media committee of #DemandInclusion has decided to start a web campaign, where folks can tell the legal profession» Read More

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