The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the broader community. 

We welcome you to join us as a member or attend any of our upcoming events below.

    • 26 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom


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    Are you an internationally trained lawyer or law student? Well, FACL BC is holding its first ever event for internationally trained law students and lawyers! We are hosting a Q&A with lawyers who have completed either their NCA or LLM to discuss their experience with transitioning into the practice of law in BC. 

    Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for an interactive session with experienced lawyers. This is open to all FACL and non-FACL members to join.

    How it Works: On registration, please select whether you are interested in hearing from NCA or LLM lawyers. During the event, you will be rotating through informal conversations led by lawyers in your chosen areas.

    Speakers:

    • Aman S. Sandhu (NCA), Sandhu Law
    • Amy Vo (NCA), D-Wave Systems
    • Edward Ngo (LLM), MD Financial Management
    • Harpreet Parmar (LLM), Public Prosecution Service of Canada

    Moderated by:

    • Abby Pang (NCA), Illuma Family Law
    • Gigi Lo (NCA), Kornfeld LLP
    • Kiran Sandhu (NCA), Sandhu Law
    • Shane Ching (NCA), S&P Global

    Please RSVP by Friday, May 13, 2022.


    • 28 May 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Milano Espresso Lounge, 36 Powell St, Vancouver


    Calling all coffee and tea lovers! FACL BC is hosting its first Espresso Chats event on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Milano Espresso Lounge, 36 Powell St, Vancouver (Gastown). Come grab a coffee or tea and join other FACL BC members for a casual morning get-together/networking session. There will be some icebreakers to start and time for everyone to catch up over a cup of coffee/tea. If your morning routine involves caffeine (whose doesn’t?), this event is for you! We will also be gifting a lucky attendee a Milano branded tote bag and a bag of coffee beans, hope to see you there! 

    Registration has now closed, please email info@faclbc.ca to be added to the waitlist. 

    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom


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    Are you interested in joining the FACL BC Board, but not sure if you should apply? Already a FACL BC member and want to get more involved?

    Hesitate no further! We invite you to attend our virtual board mixer taking place on Thursday, June 2nd. At this virtual mixer, you’ll have a chance to learn more about our current Board members, their roles, and their experiences on the Board. You will hear all about the available positions and the application process, including the timeline and next steps. A portion of this event will be held in breakout sessions, where you will get a chance to further mingle with current Board members, committee members, and other interested individuals like yourself. This is your opportunity to get all your burning questions answered and to see if joining the Board is right for you!

    Date: June 2, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
    Location: Zoom (a link will be provided upon registration)

    Please be advised that this event is open to current FACL BC members only. Interested individuals must hold current and valid FACL BC membership to be eligible to run for and hold a Board position. To confirm your membership status, please contact info@faclbc.ca.

    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom


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    Lawyering is a profession that attracts those who love planning and certainty. What happens when a lawyer becomes a parent, and realizes that every kid is different and that there is no manual for how to be a working parent? Our panel of 3 Asian Canadian lawyers, all with children under age 5, will candidly share their unexpected surprises and lessons learned. Strategies for the mentorship, retention, and advancement of lawyers with young families and other caregiving responsibilities will be discussed as we build community amongst lawyers in this season of their lives. Lawyers who are thinking of having children, who have other caregiving responsibilities, or who want to support their colleagues through structural and institutional change are also encouraged to attend.

    Date: June 15, 2022, 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Zoom

    Speakers:

    Jennifer Lau is the Assistant Director of Professional Resources at Cassels. She is responsible for recruiting, managing, and training the firm’s summer and articling students in Vancouver and Calgary. Prior to joining Cassels, she was a practicing lawyer and spent over a decade as a career coach to thousands of law students and junior lawyers at the Allard Law Career Services Office. Jenn and her husband Jordan (also a lawyer) are the parents of 3 year old fraternal twins, Isaac and Eleanor, who were conceived through IVF. Every day they are grateful for their twins and also that it wasn’t triplets.

    Sara Pedlow is a senior associate at McLellan Herbert LLP, an estate planning and litigation boutique in downtown Vancouver. Sara is mom to two girls, Lara (age 4) and Charleigh (age 2).

    Alex Chang is a senior associate at Lesperance Mendes Lawyers where his practice focuses on real estate disputes including strata, leases, construction, partition of property, and easements. Alex is the proud dad to 10 month old baby Jin.


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