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  • 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.

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  • 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. FACL’s conference has drawn 350 participants from across Canada, and FACL Ontario has over 850 members. FACL chapters In British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia add hundreds more members. 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, and hosted NAPABA’s Northeast Regional Conference in 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto. FACL Ontario is pro-actively involved in advocacy projects, including by advancing a diverse perspective on issues before the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. 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.

    Brendan Wong
    President, FACL Ontario

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    10th Anniversary of Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act Redress – June 22, 2016 – Proclamation and Roundtable

    Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, Chinese Canadian National Council – TO Chapter, Mayor John Tory, and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam invite you to… 10th Anniversary of Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act Redress Redress Day Proclamation and Roundtable … Continue reading

    Job Opportunity: Legal Content Developer and Project Manager at CLEO

    Organization: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) Job type: Legal Content Developer and Project Manager (full-time, 13-month contract) Location: Toronto, Ontario Deadline: June 13, 2016 CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is seeking a Legal Content Developer and Project … Continue reading

    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

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