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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.


Upcoming Events

    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Avigilon, 555 Robson St 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A6
    • 10
    Register


    Welcome to our inaugural in-house counsel roundtable discussion series taking place on Thursday, February 6 at 4:30 - 6pm at Avigilon (Vancouver).

    The purpose of this roundtable discussion series is to bring together Asian Canadian in-house counsel to discuss key topics and themes relevant to your practice.

    Prior to the event, we will distribute a list of proposed questions to registered attendees. This event is expected to be the first of a series of roundtable discussion events for FACL BC.

    Due to space limitations, registration is limited to in-house counsel and only 12 spots are available.

    For interested members who are not working in-house, FACL BC will be organizing an event in the summer/fall 2020 which will be open to all lawyers and students.


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

    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)

    Schedule:

    • 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


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

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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