FACL/Osler Mentor-A-Thon 2023

The FACL/Osler Mentor-A-Thon 2023 is still happening tonight from 5-8 pm and we are excited to see you there! We will see you at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (100 King Street West, Toronto)!

2023 Awards: Call for Submissions

This year FACL Ontario is pleased to announce that it will be accepting nominations/applications for the following Awards:

• FACL Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award

• FACL Ontario Lawyer of Distinction Award

• FACL Ontario Young Lawyer of the Year Award

• FACL Ontario Social Justice Award

• FACL Ontario Public Sector Lawyer Award

• FACL Ontario Corporate Diversity and Leadership Award


FACL Ontario’s 14th Annual Conference and Mixer – Volunteers

 Thank you to all volunteers for all the hours they put into organizing this virtual conference and mixer!

If you would like to become a FACL Ontario volunteer, please send us an email! See our various Committees pages above to learn more.


Conference Co-Chairs

Gerald Chan and Eva Chan 



Gerald Chan, Justin P’ng, Ryan Chan, Timothy Law, Samantha Lo, Mitchell Lui, Vivian Sy, Jessica Zhang


Conference Organizing Committee

Gerald Chan, Eva Chan, Melissa Chan, Peter Choe, Janice Kim, Leonard Kim, Justin P’ng, Mary Phan, Alycia Shaw, David Spence, Brendan Wong, Jessica Zhang


Osgoode Hall Law School’s Asian Law Students Association’s Panel Programming

Gabby Aquino, Janet Song, Tiffany Dang, Annie Hu


Queen’s Asian Law Students’ Association’s Panel Programming

Li Zhu, Fiona Lee, Allison Choi, Sohrab Naderi, Mercy Liu


University of Toronto Faculty of Law Asia Law Society’s Panel Programming

Annecy Pang, Rebecca Xie, Andrew Gong


Continuing Professional Development

David Spence, Ronald Trac, Maneesha Gupta


Virtual Platform Committee

Mabel Lai, Ronald Trac, Eva Chan, Ryan Chan, Timothy Law, Samantha Lo, Janice Kim, David Spence


Virtual Platform Event Managers

Sean Tee, Elaine Cheng, Sophie Fu, Sue Li, Teresa Li, Dominique Pangilinan


Virtual Platform Rehearsal Team 

Gerald Chan, Eva Chan, Melissa Chan, Camille Chen, YoonHyun Cho, Natalie Chow, Maneesha Gupta, Mary Hong, Jonathan Hou, Jane Huang, Janice Kim, Leonard Kim, Mabel Lai, Emily Lam, Fiona Lee, Jessica Li, Jonathan Liu, Samantha Lo, Annecy Pang, David Spence, Jennifer Sun, Ronald Trac, Brendan Wong, Angela Xie, Jessica Zhang


Facilitation Team

Camille Chen, YoonHyun Cho, Natalie Chow, Jonathan Hou, Jane Huang, Jessica Li, Annecy Pang, Jennifer Sun, Angela Xie, Jessica Zhang


Conference Slides

Christina Liao 



Mary Phan, Ryan Chan, Mekhala Chaubal


Speaker Bios

Ryan Chan, Christina Liao



Mary Phan


Communications and Social Media

Mary Phan, Mekhala Chaubal, Jennifer Ho, Timothy Law, Eva Chan


Awards and Scholarships Committee

Peter Choe, Leonard Kim, Daniel Wong, Maneesha Gupta


Student Outreach

Jessica Zhang, Justin P’ng, Timothy Law, Ryan Chan, Samantha Lo, Mitchell Lui, and Vivian Sy

Thank you to all of our volunteers!


Call for Comment: LSO Governance

The Law Society’s Governance Task Force is conducting a review to ensure that the Law Society’s governance structure enables effective oversight for the Law Society as it fulfills its mandate and meets its accountabilities as a public interest regulator.

The Task Force would like to hear from lawyers, paralegals, stakeholders and the public about potential governance changes for the Law Society. If you are interested in submitting a comment, the forms are available online at http://www.lso.ca/governance-task-force/. Submissions, whether by online form or another method, are due on October 15, 2018.

2017 SABA Awards

Know an amazing South Asian lawyer?

Our friends at the South Asian Bar Association are calling for nominations for their 2017 SABA Awards, including 3 Legal Excellence Awards and a Diversity Award! See their website for more information!


Catalyst and Ascend Research Collective 

Are you looking to get involved? Our friends at Ascend Canada have partnered with Catalyst to launch a Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Research Initiative to track firsthand insights about challenges and opportunities experienced by men and women who are members of visible minority communities. The initiative is called the “Research Collective” and includes women and men of all racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. Read the full press release here.
If you are a member of a visible minority group, here’s an easy opportunity for you to advance inclusion in Canadian workplaces.

How can you help and what’s in it for you?

  1. Register to join the Research Collective. Your participation is key to collecting the data required to understand what drives or stalls inclusive workplaces.
  2. Tell a friend! The more insights shared, the richer the data, and a broader understanding of today’s workplace.
  3. You will become part of a unique online community focusing on workplace inclusion and gain access to tips and proven strategies for success in the workplace.

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