Call for Nominations for the FACL Board of Directors!

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FACL Ontario is calling for nominations for Full Member Directors! This year, FACL is specifically seeking candidates who are interested in the following committees and portfolios: Communications Committee Advocacy and Policy Committee Mentorship Committee FACL Podcast Project Persons interested in serving for a two-year term as a Full Member Director should send a resume/CV and» Read More

JOINT STATEMENT FROM SABA TORONTO, FACL, CABL AND CMLA – #FULLSTOP MOVEMENT AT LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO

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For Immediate Release, April 16, 2021 TORONTO, ONTARIO – Yesterday, the so-called “StopSOP/FullStop Campaign Team” sent an inflammatory and inaccurate e-mail to members of the Ontario Bar entitled “Join the #FullStop movement to restore the LSO”. The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA Toronto), the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) (FACL), the Canadian» Read More

The Socially Distanced Network: Building Relationships in the COVID Era

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Date: Friday, January 8 Time: 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET (1 hour) Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-yuqDsuHdMgsXJvMDk-lu_lt-HEHb4x FACL BC and FACL Ontario are coming together for the first time to host a joint event!  With the current pandemic and social distance measures, legal professionals may find it difficult to establish and strengthen relationships within the community.   This» Read More

FACL Ontario Statement of Solidarity

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Dear FACL Members,   During these uncertain and difficult times, now more than ever, we need to show solidarity among our colleagues. The Black Lives Matter movement has shown us how important it is for our communities to come together and support one another.   FACL Ontario unequivocally denounces anti-Black racism, and supports our friends» Read More

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