• Who We Are

    FACL is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.

    FACL is a not-for-profit organization working closely with other Asian Canadian associations and community organizations. It is affiliated with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

  • Message from President

    Thank you for visiting the website of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (“FACL”).  In 2007, FACL was founded in Toronto by a small group of Asian Canadian legal professionals, many of whom remain active and provide guidance through our Advisory Committee.  We are united by a common interest in promoting equity, justice and opportunity for Canadians of pan-Asian origin, in both the legal profession and the wider community.  We also recognize the need to cultivate and advance advocacy, community involvement, professional development and leadership by Asian Canadian legal professionals.  In accomplishing these goals, we have reached out and partnered with like-minded organizations (such as the South Asian Bar Association, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and Korean Canadian Lawyers Association) on various events and initiatives.

    In a very short time, FACL has come a long way.  As of 2012, FACL has an Ontario chapter and a B.C. chapter, with membership across Canada.  FACL Ontario has become a North Eastern affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”), an organization of over 40,000 attorneys across the United States and elsewhere.  Our most recent annual conference in 2012 brought together about 300 legal professionals from across Canada, and included members of the executive of NAPABA, to discuss a wide variety of issues affecting the Asian Canadian community.  Recent advocacy projects have included formal submissions regarding the Law Society of Upper Canada’s articling program as well as the lack of diversity amongst appointed judges.  We have also held several social and professional networking functions and established a mentoring program for law students and lawyers who are just starting their legal careers. 

    We welcome you to join us as a member.  If you have interest in becoming active in FACL, you are welcome to contact us at facl.ontario@facl.ca, or reach out to a member of our Board.

    Lai-King Hum

    FACL National President

  • News and Upcoming Events

  • Latest News

    Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer at Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

    Deadline: June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm WANTED: SOCIAL JUSTICE LAWYER Did you enter law school with the intention of using your law degree to help the most marginalized in our society? Are you currently able to fully realize these … Continue reading

    Articling Position 2017-2018: Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

    Applications due July 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m. The Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is a specialty legal clinic situated in downtown Toronto.  Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, we provide legal services and summary advice to individuals … Continue reading

    Study Finds Rampant Workplace Exploitation Among Chinese Restaurant Workers

    April 25, 2016 The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) today released the report, “Sweet & Sour: The Struggle of Chinese Restaurant-workers”. The report is based on the results of a survey of over 180 workers of … Continue reading

    Job Opportunity – Infrastructure Ontario – Legal Counsel

    Position Title: Legal Counsel Division: Legal Services Department: Legal Services Reports to: Director, Transaction Legal POSITION PURPOSE To provide high-quality legal advice, opinions, guidance and service on matters pertaining to AFP projects and other government initiatives to leverage private sector … Continue reading

    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 … Continue reading

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