• 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

    2015 Law Society Bencher Election

    The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), a member of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA), encourages all its members to vote in the upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher elections to be held on April 30, 2015 and … Continue reading

    Susan Eng receives Law Society Medal

    FACL is pleased to congratulate Susan Eng on receiving the Law Society Medal!  The Medal is awarded to those who have provided outstanding service within the profession, whether in the area of practice, in the academic sphere, or in some … Continue reading

    JCCA Bulletin Interview with Judge Maryka Omatsu

    Judge Omatsu was interviewed by the Vancouver JCCA Bulletin about her involvement in the Japanese Canadian Redress in 1988, her resulting book Bittersweet Passage: Redress and the Japanese Canadian Experience, her career as a judge, and her latest achievement, the Order … Continue reading

    “Inspiring” Decision by Justice Shaun Nakatsuru in R. v. Armitage

    A recent decision written by Justice Shaun Nakatsuru of the Ontario Court of Justice is being lauded for its plain language and “inspiring” approach.  Justice Nakatsuru addressed his judgment directly to the 29-year-old repeat offender, Jesse Armitage, who is of Aboriginal heritage.  He … Continue reading

    FACL Diversity Survey for Candidates in Upcoming Law Society Bencher Election

    The Law Society of Upper Canada will be holding its next Bencher election on Thursday April 30, 2015. FACL encourages all of its members to vote in the upcoming Bencher elections, and increase the numbers of minority Benchers at Convocation. To assist … Continue reading

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