• 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

    Equity and Diversity in Nova Scotia’s Entity Regulation

    As the Nova Scotia Barrister Society explores entity regulation, FACL Atlantic Director Kevin Hong proposes expressly including equity and diversity principles in the regulatory framework. Read the full paper here. Kevin Hong’s prepared this paper on behalf of the Nova Scotia Barrister … Continue reading

    FACL Mentor-A-Thon 2016

    Back by popular demand, this year’s FACL annual mentoring event will be held on Friday, February, 26, 2016!  We look forward to giving our members the chance to hear from an inspiring speaker and to connect with experienced members of the … Continue reading

    You’re Invited – FACL-SABA New Year’s Kick-Off – Jan 27

    We’re excited to partner with the South Asian Bar Association to bring you the first social of the year. Join us for drinks and new friendships at The Spoke Club on Wednesday, Jan 27! Make sure to RSVP to get on the … Continue reading

    January 2016 Newsletter

    Read our latest newsletter here (click into the news item to read).

    FACL – Advocacy and Policy Committee’s Carding Recommendations

    On December 18, 2015, FACL Ontario’s Advocacy and Policy Committee prepared recommendations for consultation regarding Ontario’s proposed regulation for street checks. Download the cover letter here. Download the full recommendations here.   December 18, 2015 The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP   Dear Minister: Re: Ontario … Continue reading

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