The Province of Ontario has announced that they are working to promote greater diversity and improve gender balance in appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice. As always, FACL Ontario encourages all of our members who may be qualified to apply for positions on the bench. For further information, please see the Province of Ontario’s» Read More
Congratulations to Lai-King Hum, who has been appointed as DHC Counsel with the Discrimination and Harassment Counsel Program. Further information about the Discrimination and Harassment Counsel Program can be found at www.dhcounsel.on.ca.
The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General is recruiting for the next Deputy Attorney General. FACL Ontario encourages all members from our communities who may be qualified to apply. For further information, please see the recruitment website.
Congratulations to Dr. Lillian Yan-Yan Ma for her appointment as Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation! Dr. Ma was a founding member of the Chinese Canadian National Council and was a recipient of FACL Ontario’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was formerly the Vice-Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board. For further details, please see» Read More
A reminder to all members that a membership with FACL Ontario is an affiliate membership with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)! To be eligible to vote in this year’s elections, you must have activated your NAPABA affiliate membership online by July 1. For members who wish to activate their NAPABA membership and are» Read More
Congratulations to the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, formerly the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, for their new name and successful rebranding exercise! Services have been expanded to include all of Ontario, with a new toll-free number to match: 1-844-971-9674 See the Clinic’s full press release: CSALC Media Release (June 16, 2017)
FACL Ontario congratulates Chris De Sa, appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Newmarket! For further details, be sure to check out the formal press release here. FACL Ontario further congratulates Nitya Iyer, Q.C., who was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. Press release for British Columbia appointees can be found here.
The Economic Club of Canada is inviting FACL Ontario members to a panel event, The Case for Change: Is the Canadian Legal Profession Facing a Diversity Deficit?. The event is on June 19, 2017, 11:30 – 1:45pm at the Hilton Toronto at 145 Richmond Street West in Toronto. Panelists will include: Charlene Theodore LL.B., Counsel Ontario English» Read More
The Law Society of Upper Canada had an event for Asian and South Asian Heritage Month on May 9. Missed it? Never fear – it is now available as a webcast here. If you attended, a Facebook gallery for the program is available here.
FACL Ontario members are invited to the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) speed-mentoring event. This will be an excellent opportunity for mentors to pass on their professional experience, and for mentees to learn from experienced members. The event is scheduled for May 15, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at the Law Society of Upper Canada» Read More