The FACL BC Leadership Academy is the first of its kind for Asian Canadian lawyers and was created to develop the next generation of leaders in our Asian Canadian legal community.

This program has been uniquely designed to equip future leaders with key tools and strategies for leadership growth while allowing participants to form authentic connections with peers within the profession. This program is envisioned to serve as an important stepping stone for Leadership Academy fellows on their individual and collective paths toward career excellence, personal growth, and leadership.

In particular, Leadership Academy fellows will:

  • Learn about the fundamentals of authentic leadership  
  • Develop practical and tangible skills for growth and success  
  • Form meaningful connections with future leaders 
  • Gain a clearer sense of identity and purpose in their personal and professional lives

Qualifications

The program is designed to accelerate junior to mid-level Asian Canadian lawyers through their careers. Enrolment in the program is limited to up to 12 lawyers. All FACL BC members are encouraged to apply. 

The selection committee will focus on the following:

  • Experience: This year’s program will prefer candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience, but others are welcome to apply for consideration.
  • Membership: Applicants must be full members or be eligible for full membership of FACL BC.  For more information on how to join, please visit our page (full member fees are $50 annually).
  • Background: FACL BC is a pan-Asian organization celebrating the diversity of our Asian communities - we explicitly encourage lawyers who self-identify as South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, West Asian and other Asian Canadians to apply.

Fees

FACL BC will provide the facilitators, guest speakers, materials, and venue. If accepted, attendees are expected to commit a program fee and provide their own travel and accommodations, where required. Financial support is available upon request to info@faclbc.ca. 

  • FACL BC Members: $200
  • Non-FACL BC Members: $250

Schedule

All sessions run in person and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM in Vancouver, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to modification.

  • Session One (Feb 10) - Vancouver, BC
  • Session Two (Mar 23) - Vancouver, BC
  • Session Three (May 4) - Vancouver, BC
  • Session Four (Nov 9) - Seattle, WA (optional session held in conjunction with 2024 NAPABA Convention)

2024 Leadership Academy Fellows

FACL BC is pleased to welcome our 2024 Leadership Academy fellows. Congratulations to Aaron Pan, Anita Fung, Arjun Hair, Jason Birring, Lucy Sun, Lynn MuldoonNavpreet Chhina, Rachel Wong, Rashim Sharma, Sabrina Chang, Serena Cheong, and Wen He! 

Program Leads

  • Mark Leung (Advisor, FACL BC, former General Counsel, GSL Group)
  • Steven Ngo (Advisory Director / Past President, FACL BC & Sr. Counsel, Rivian)

Past Guest Speakers

      

  • Aleem Bharmal, KC (Law Society of BC Bencher, CBABC Past President)
  • Gigi Chen-Kou (COO of Translink)
  • Miranda Lam (CLO and Vice President, Business Development at Acuitas Therapeutics)

2023 Leadership Academy Alumni

Daniel Lee, Edmond Lo, Flora Wu, Janice Lu, Jessica Chung, Jim Wu 

Khalil Jessa, Natalie Chan, Sadaf Kashfi, Shanna Gu, Sunny Chiu, Tiffany Ho 

Past Photos

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