FACL BC x LSBC: But I Look Like a Lawyer Documentary Screening

  • 22 May 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Law Society of BC Atrium (845 Cambie St)


Registration is closed

In light of Asian Heritage Month in May, FACL BC and the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) will be screening FACL BC's documentary, "But I Look Like a Lawyer" on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

"But I Look Like a Lawyer" premiered in November 2021 and 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. Since its premiere, the documentary has screened across dozens of law firms across Canada and the US, including other provincial Law Societies, won the 2021 Clawbies Award for Best Innovative Project, and screened at the 2022 Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

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.


  • 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm - Doors open, registration and refreshments
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Documentary screening, discussion and Q&A

FACL BC will provide light refreshments featuring Indigenous cuisine, catered by Tawnshi Charcuterie. Please email info@faclbc.ca if you have any dietary restrictions.

This screening is free and approved for 1.5 hours of CPD credits. We thank the LSBC for offering their space for this screening.


By attending this event, you agree to abide by the FACL BC Event Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please email info@faclbc.ca.

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