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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.

Founded in 2011, FACL BC is the first of its kind in British Columbia and is a provincial association with independent status within the FACL national association. We hope you will get involved!


Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • McCarthy Tetrault LLP
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    FACL BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
     
    FACL BC's 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at 
    McCarthy Tetrault's Vancouver Office (Suite 2400 - 745 Thurlow Street)

    This AGM is only open to current FACL BC members. Please register by July 6, 2018. If you are not a current FACL BC member, you can join/renew through our website. 


    AGM Agenda:

    • 5:30-6:00:  Registration and networking reception
    • 6:00-7:30:  AGM and election / appointment of the board
    • 7:30–close:  After party location TBD

    The following board members will remain on the FACL BC board for 2018-2019:

    • Hasan Alam, BC Government and Service Employees' Union (Director at Large)
    • Sena Byun, TELUS Corporation (Director at Large) 
    • Samson Chan, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP (Vice-President, External)
    • Julian Ho, Clarius Mobile Health (Director at Large) 
    • Maria Kim-Bautista, Population Data BC, UBC (Advisory Director)
    • Oliver Leung, BC Lottery Corporation (Treasurer) 
    • Jessica Lo, Lindsay Kenney LLP (Vice-President, Internal)
    • Jayde Wood, Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP (Gala Chair Representative) 
    • Chris Yan, Lawson Lundell LLP (President)
    • Louisa Winn, BC Prosecution Service, Ministry of Attorney General (Director at Large)

    The following board members have announced that they will be stepping down from the FACL BC board:

    • Kristian Arciaga, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (2016-2018)
    • Vania Choi, Law Society of British Columbia (2016-2018)
    • David Fung, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation (2016-2018)
    • Stephen Hsia, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (2016-2018)
    • Karla Mukai, Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP (2011-2018) *founding member of FACL BC*
    • David Namkung, The Counsel Network (2011-2018) *founding member of FACL BC* 
    • Roland Luo, Law Offices of Roland Luo (2016-2018)

    All FACL BC members, please consider nominating yourself for any of the following positions:

    1 Secretary (one year commitment)

    • The Secretary is an integral part of FACL BC’s executive team and is responsible for doing, or making the necessary arrangements for, the following:
    1. overseeing the issuance of notices of General Meetings and Board meetings;
    2.  taking minutes of General Meetings and Board meetings;
    3. maintaining the records of the FACL BC Society in accordance with the Societies Act;
    4. assisting in conducting the correspondence of the Board; and
    5.  overseeing the filing of the annual report of the Society and making any other filings with the registrar under the Societies Act.
    • If we have more than 1 candidate for the Secretary position, we will conduct an election at the AGM.

    4 Directors at Large (two year commitment)

    • Members on FACL BC’s Board of Directors are expected to assume active high-level and on-the-ground leadership for our various initiatives.
    • These positions are open to FACL BC members who have active “Full Membership” status.
    • If we have more than 4 candidates for the Directors at Large positions, we will conduct an election at the AGM. 

    3 Student Directors (one year commitment)

    • FACL BC is aiming to be inclusive with its student relations and has 1 Student Director position for each of BC’s law schools (Allard Law at UBC, TRU, UVic).
    • Student Directors are meant to be liaisons/key contacts between FACL BC and their respective law schools.
    • These positions are open to FACL BC members who are current JD or graduate students at the above law schools and have active “Student Membership” status.
    • If we have more than 1 candidate per BC law school for each Student Director position, we will conduct an election at the AGM.
    • The available student director positions for 2018-2019 are:
    1. Student Director, Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC
    2. Student Director, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
    3. Student Director, University of Victoria Faculty of Law

    All board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings (in-person and by teleconference) and to contribute actively to the planning and execution of FACL BC programming and initiatives.
     
    Being a part of FACL BC’s leadership team offers an excellent avenue for junior and experienced lawyers and law students, alike to contribute to the community, establish rich and diverse new contacts, and build upon leadership skills. We are a pan-Asian organization celebrating the diversity of our Asian communities – we explicitly encourage South Asian, East Asian, West Asian, Southeast Asian, and other Asian-Canadian legal professionals to participate in FACL BC.  
     
    If you are interested in running, please email 
    inquiries@faclbc.ca by June 29, 2018 with a short summary of why you are interested in our organization, the extent of your previous involvement, and the position you seek to run for.

    If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please email 
    membership@faclbc.ca.


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