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Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 FACL Awards and Applications for the Omatsu FACL Scholarship

Submit all nominations and applications no later than Friday April 11, 2014.  For complete details and all forms, please visit the FACL Awards page: http://facl.ca/facl-gala-2/facl-awards/

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers is proud to recognize lawyers of East Asian, South Asian and Southeast Asian descent who have made significant contributions to their communities and the broader legal community with the FACL Awards.  The Awards are presented at the annual FACL Gala held in the month of May.

A description of each individual FACL Award and the corresponding nomination criteria are as follows:

FACL Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for a minimum of 25 years, and has made significant and longstanding contributions to the legal community and for positive contributions made to social justice and/or the Asian community.

FACL Lawyer of Distinction Award

  • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for a minimum of 10 years, for significant accomplishments in the law and for service to the legal profession, areas of social justice and/or the Asian community.

FACL Young Lawyer of the Year Award

  • Recognizes an Asian-Canadian legal professional, who has practised law for no more than 10 years, for achievements which are beyond what is expected of him or her based on his or her experience.

FACL Social Justice Award

  • Recognizes a person, organization or company which has demonstrated achievements in at least one of the following areas: diversity, innovation, leadership, public service, professional development, philanthropy, volunteerism and furthering the goals of FACL.

Omatsu FACL Scholarship

  • The Omatsu FACL Scholarship was established to honour Justice Maryka Omatsu, Canada’s first East Asian woman judge. One award in the amount of $1,000 or two awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded in 2013 to a law student or students based on the particular considerations.

All completed Nomination Forms for the FACL Awards should be submitted tofundraising@facl.ca and all completed applications for the Omatsu FACL Scholarship to students@facl.ca on or before the applicable deadline for each calendar year.

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