But I Look Like a Lawyer shares stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the Pan-Asian legal community. It aims to increase intercultural awareness and competency, and to surface the complexity of the historical, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.

The documentary premiered on November 5, 2021re-watch the official premiere hereThe documentary is mandatory viewing for incoming students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and recommended reading for incoming students at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. 

But I Look Like a Lawyer will be screening at the 2023 NALP Annual Education Conference on April 27, 2023 in Vancouver, BC. For more information, please see the conference schedule here

FACL BC wishes to highlight and bring renewed attention to the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community, including Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, who has generously provided guidance for our initiative.


CPD Credits

The documentary premiere  is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development in BC, including 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting. 

See eligibility for other Canadian jurisdictions here. If proof of registration is required, please reach out directly to documentary@faclbc.ca.


    Note: this documentary contains subject matter about experiences of discrimination, and viewing it may bring up difficult memories or emotions for many of us. To support community members who are impacted by anti-Asian racism, please see FACL BC's Anti-Asian Racism Resource List, which  includes links to resources for mental health support.

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    Community Partners

    FACL BC would like to thank the following community partners for their support of our documentary.


    Law Firms

    FACL BC would like to thank the following firms for their external promotion of our documentary  on their social media channels and/or website:

    • Ascendion Law
    • Cassels
    • DLA Piper LLP
    • Farris LLP
    • Fasken
    • Forte Law
    • Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
    • KMK Law
    • Koffman Kalef LLP
    • McCarthy T├ętrault LLP
    • Miller Thomson LLP
    • Moore Edgar Lyster LLP
    • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    • Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
    • Segev LLP
    • Whitelaw Twining

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