Call for Nominations for the FACL Board of Directors

FACL Ontario is calling for nominations for Full Member Directors and Student Member Directors!

FACL Ontario members interested in serving a two-year term as a Full Member Director or a one-year term as a Student Member Director should send a resume/CV and a Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words) to by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2024. The subject line of your email should be: “FACL Application – Director (or) Student Director”.

All Directors are expected to commit between 3-6 hours a month (approx.) to FACL matters and to participate in at least one committee either as a chair or co-chair, or as a member. Director/committee responsibilities may occasionally require more attention in any given month. For more information on the work done by FACL’s committees, please visit our website.

In addition to general Director positions, we are also accepting applications for Directors to chair the following committees in particular:

  • GTA North Committee
  • FACL Ottawa Committee
  • ESL / Foreign-Qualified Lawyers Committee
  • Women’s Committee

Director co-chair positions for other FACL committees may become available once the new board of directors is confirmed.

We are also accepting applications for a Director with experience in:

  • Web design and maintenance

As an equity seeking organization, we are making ongoing efforts to ensure that the diversity of the Asian legal community is reflected on the board of directors. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented pan-Asian linguistic, ethnic, or social communities, gender identities, or from other marginalized groups.

Instructions for Applicants

You should only submit one Statement of Interest regardless of how many positions you are interested in (e.g., if you are applying for multiple committee chair positions, you would submit only one Statement of Interest).

For all nominees/applicants, if applicable, please use your resume/CV and/or your Statement of Interest to describe:

  • your prior involvement with FACL Ontario; and
  • what/how you would contribute to FACL Ontario 

All nominees/applicants must be a registered FACL Ontario member at the time of submitting their nomination/application (

  • A “Full Member” means an individual who self-identifies as Asian Canadian and is a lawyer in good standing with a Law Society in Canada, a judge of a court in Canada or a full-time member of the faculty of a law school in Canada and who, in each case, supports the objects of the Corporation.
  • A “Student Member” means an individual who self-identifies as Asian Canadian and is a student-at-law in good standing with a Society in Canada, a student of the faculty of an accredited law school in Canada, or an NCA student, and who, in each case, supports the objects of the Corporation.

For all Director nominees, you must:

  • be, at the date of election of the Member and thereafter remain throughout the term of office, a Full Member (or Student Member as applicable) of FACL Ontario;
  • be at least eighteen (18) years of age, with power under law to enter into Contracts;
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt or a mentally incompetent person;
  • have been, at the date of the election, a Member for a minimum of twelve (12) months;
  • not have, within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the election and through the term of the office:
    • been found guilty of professional misconduct by a Law Society;
    • been found guilty of, or convicted of, any criminal offence under a statute in Canada; and
    • not be, as of the date of the election and thereafter throughout the term of office, the subject of a notice of referral by a Law Society.

All nominations/applications are expected to abide by the  FACL Ontario Bylaws. By submitting a nomination/application, you agree and attest that you are doing so in accordance with the above criteria.

All application materials should be sent in one package to


FACL Co-Founder Julia Shin Doi Winner of 2016 CCCA R.V.A. Jones Award

The Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) has announced that Julia Shin Doi of Toronto, ON, is the winner of the 2016 CCCA R.V.A. Jones Award.

Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors at Ryerson University, has long personified the spirit of the R.V.A. Jones Award. Her achievements, leadership, and over 22 years of hard work, both professionally and on a volunteer level, serve as a shining example of what all corporate counsel strive to achieve in their careers.

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