• 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. Continue reading →

  • News and Upcoming Events


  • Latest News

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

    Deadline: September 11, 2015 at 5 pm Looking for an opportunity to apply your superb writing and oral advocacy skills in Charter litigation? Eager to lobby the UN on Canada’s flailing human rights record? Want to practice your Cantonese, Mandarin … Continue reading

    Globe and Mail details Conservative ‘remake’ of judiciary

    Globe and Mail justice writer Sean Fine has recently published a series of investigative articles that shed light into the Federal judicial appointment process in Canada and the current Conservative government’s efforts to politically influence appointments to the judiciary. Read more below: … Continue reading

    Application Deadline: July 20, 2015 – CivicAction Diversity Fellows Program

    CivicAction is an organization with the mission “to be an independent and nimble developer of broad civic leadership creating collaborative solutions to unresolved regional challenges” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Now in its 7th year, applications for the … Continue reading

    Application Deadline: July 13, 2015 – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

    CLICK HERE to view complete posting Members of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) and the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) (full-time positions) Salary range: $107,000 – $125,800 Locations: Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada is … Continue reading

    Opportunity: Vacancy on Board of Directors, Chinese Cultural Centre

    The Chinese Cultural Centre (“CCC”) is looking for new director for their Board (3 year term). Corporate law experience would be an asset.  If interested, please contact Michael Chan at michan@rogers.com.  Information about the CCC is found at www.cccgt.org.

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