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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 wider community. 

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

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 5:15 PM
    • McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Suite 2400 - 745 Thurlow Street , Vancouver, BC

    Want to learn more about different legal practice areas and how to determine the right fit for you? There is no better way than speaking with lawyers immersed in those areas to gain some insight into their respective practices - and we are pleased to bring you an interactive evening to do just that! Back by popular demand, we invite you to sign up for the 3rd annual FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer.

    This event is often well-attended by law students, junior lawyers, and anyone else looking to explore their options. All are welcome!

    How It Works: On registration, you will be asked to select 3 practice areas of interest. During the event, you will then be rotating through 3 informal conversation groups led by lawyers practicing in each of your chosen areas. Come with your questions, as this will be a great opportunity to feed your curiosity. 

    When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5:15pm

    Where: McCarthy Tétrault LLP (Suite 2400 - 745 Thurlow Street , Vancouver, BC)


    • Registration and Reception: 5:15pm ***please arrive promptly to sign-in*** 
    • Introductions: 5:30pm 
    • Roundtable Discussion #1: 5:50 - 6:20pm 
    • Roundtable Discussion #2: 6:30 - 7:00pm 
    • Roundtable Discussion #3: 7:10 - 7:40pm 

    Post-event refreshments to follow at a location to be determined, with attendees to cover own costs.

    Guest Speakers:

    1. Civil Litigation – Chilwin Cheng (Ascendion Law) & Brian Cheng (Owen Bird) 
    2. Corporate/Commercial – Justin Shoemaker (McCarthy Tétrault) & Lucy Schilling (Miller Thomson) 
    3. Criminal  Carrie Ng (Begbie Court Law) & Alan Ip (BC Prosecution Service) 
    4. Immigration - Phebe Chan (PCLC Law Corporation) & Se Jung Sharon An (PwC Law LLP) 
    5. Intellectual Property  Vincent Yip (McCarthy Tétrault) & Pablo Tseng (McMillan) 
    6. Labour/Employment – Abigail Cheung (McCarthy Tétrault) & Rene-John Nicolas (BC Government & Service Employees' Union) 
    7. Real Estate – Serene Chow (Boughton Law) & Morris Choy (McCarthy Tétrault) 
    8. Wills & Estates  Audrey Jun (KMK Law) & Stephen Hsia (Fasken) 
    CPD Credits: Pending approval

    Graciously sponsored by our preferred partner in diversity, McCarthy Tétrault LLP 

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 7, 2020.

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fasken, 550 Burrard St Suite 2900, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3

    On March 18, 2020, FACL BC is hosting a panel of lawyers at different stages of their careers to talk about anxiety and mental health, their personal experiences and how you can apply these lessons in your career.  Afterwards, we will leave some time for Q&A and informal discussions.

    This event is hosted in collaboration with Beyond the A and is kindly supported by Fasken. Food/refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP now to secure your spot.


    • Brook Greenberg - Law Society of British Columbia (Bencher), Fasken (Partner)
    • Raminder Hayre - Harper Grey LLP (Associate), South Asian Bar Association of BC (Director) and CBABC Equality & Diversity Committee (Chair)

    • Winston Sayson, Q.C. - Crown Counsel / Trial Prosecutor (Retired)


    • Steven Ngo - Visier (Corporate Counsel), Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) (Director and Secretary) and Beyond the A (Co-Founder)

    About Beyond the A:

    The mission of Beyond the A is to destigmatize anxiety and provide tools and resources for students and lawyers to excel in their careers and beyond.  

    Find out more at http://beyondthea.co  or follow Beyond the A at @beyondthea.co.

    About FACL BC:

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

    Find out more at http://faclbc.ca or follow FACL BC at @faclbc

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