Join FACL BC for our annual Women's Social event on June 22, 2022 over Zoom. This year we are inviting panelists and attendees to discuss and reflect on the resilience of Asian women lawyers, articling students, and law students. What barriers and challenges have you come across in your career? How have you overcome them and developed resilience?
When: June 22, 2022 at 5:30PM
Where: Zoom, registration required
Who: FACL BC members
Moderator: Jasmine Shivji, Integrated Functional Solutions
- Louisa Winn Q.C., BC Prosecution Service
- Gaynor Yeung, Whitelaw Twining
- Fiona Wong, Samfiru Tumarkin
Hosted by the FACL BC Mentorship Committee and organized by Abby Pang (Illuma Family Law), Ada Ang (Summer Student, McMillan LLP), Zheng-Yi Ong (Summer Student, FortisBC), and Jacqueline Louie (University of Victoria).
This event is generously sponsored by Impact Recruitment.
Meet our Panelists
Fiona Wong (she/her) is an employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP. She chairs the membership committee and serves as a board director at FACL BC. Fiona attended the University of Windsor and University of Victoria for law school, summered and articled at a national firm, and practiced strata law at a downtown litigation boutique firm before transitioning into employment law this year. As a 2021 call, she looks forward to talking about the importance of resiliency, from transferring law schools, going through OCI recruitment, not getting hired back after articles, finding first-year associate positions, switching practice areas, to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic generally as a junior lawyer.
Louisa Winn, QC is a lawyer for BC Prosecution Service, where she specialises in criminal fraud and regulatory prosecutions. She is Chinese and grew up in eastern Canada. She graduated from University of New Brunswick Law School in 1993 before starting her legal career in B.C. soon afterwards. She the co-director of the recently released FACLBC documentary film, But I Look Like a Lawyer; and a past FACL BC Board member. She is also an Articling Principal, and a long-time active volunteer with the Canadian Bar Association BC and Amnesty International. She received her Queens Counsel appointment in 2019.
Gaynor Yeung is a mediator and litigator with Whitelaw Twining. She is serving her second term as a Bencher of the Law Society of BC. Gaynor is experienced counsel who is currently recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading litigator in both Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation.
Meet our Moderator
Jasmine Shivji (she/her) is an occupational therapist and registered clinical counsellor, and clinic owner of Integrated Functional Solutions. Jasmine has been serving the legal community in British Columbia and Alberta for the past 25+ years.
Jasmine has a hybrid practice in which she serves the legal community by providing high quality evaluation services such as functional capacity evaluations, psychoemotional cognitive capacity evaluations and cost of future care analysis as an occupational therapist. In her capacity as a registered clinical counsellor, she is passionate in providing couples therapy to help couples find joy, security, and satisfaction in their relationship and prevent relationship breakdown. She also loves to provide individual counselling to individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other mental health conditions to enable them to live full, active, vibrant, and happy lives.