• 14 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TD Tower (18th Floor, 700 W Georgia St)
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    TD is our Exclusive Financial Partner for 2023-2024. We are pleased to introduce the third instalment of our Financial Series with TD: Investing for Lawyers - Basics to Advanced.

    TD will be hosting two sessions: “Basics on Investing” and “Advanced Investing.” Whether you are just starting your financial journey or looking to enhance your investment approach, join us in person to learn from TD’s experts. Attendees can choose to attend one of the sessions, which will feature presentations from TD financial planners, Kyle Fan and Aman Grewal, followed by an open Q&A to address your specific questions. After the sessions, there will be time to mingle and network with TD specialists and fellow attendees.

    Event Details:

    Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
    Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Location: TD Tower, 18th Floor, 700 W Georgia Street

    Agenda:

    5:30pm: Registration
    6:00pm: Investment Sessions
    7:00pm: Mingling/Networking

    Meet the TD Specialists:

    Kyle Fan has been working in the personal financial services industry since 2007, with a focus on fostering strong client relationships and in-depth knowledge about financial markets and investing. He is dedicated to helping customers achieve their personal financial goals. Kyle holds a bachelor's degree in business finance from the Central University of Finance and Economics. He also holds the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation offered by the Financial Planning Standards Council and the Chartered Investment Manager® (CIM®) designation.

    Aman Grewal is a seasoned professional with over 12 years of diverse experience in both the banking and public financial sectors. Holding a Certified Financial Planner® designation from FP Canada, Aman has exhibited exceptional skills in financial planning. Graduating from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in business administration, specializing in financial planning. Aman is deeply passionate about mentoring and guiding young professionals towards financial empowerment and success.

    Please note that this is a complementary event. Please update your RSVP if your plans change as a courtesy to our sponsor. Failure to do so without explanation, or repeated no-shows at free FACL BC events, may affect your attendance status and future registrations at events where catering is arranged.

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    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.

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Sun Sui Wah (3888 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9)
    Register

    As the good weather (hopefully) starts to roll in, we want to invite our mentors and mentees to a dim sum lunch to reconnect and meet other mentor-mentee pairs. If you are not paired with a mentor or mentee, we are happy to have you and we invite you to come and meet other FACL BC members in the mentorship program. 

    • Location: Sun Sui Wah (3888 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9) 
    • Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 | Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    • Registration fee: $30 for lawyers | $20 for students
    We hope to see you there!


    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom


    Register Here


    Are you ready to unlock the numerous benefits of journaling? Dive into the world of self-discovery, creativity, and empowerment by joining FACL BC’s weekend writing session on Zoom.

    As this month's session lands on Father's Day, we hope you can join us to journal about some family-themed questions! Afterwards, we’ll share generally what came through in our writing and anything else that you’d like to share. Grab a coffee, bring a pen and paper, and let’s start journaling. See you there!

    Please note that starting this year, we will be meeting bi-monthly. Your support has made this journey remarkable, and we look forward to more shared moments of creativity and growth.

    Moderated by:

    • Jenny Huang, Associate at Blakes VP Marketing
    • Janice Fujikawa, 3L at UVic


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    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.

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Register Here

    Whether you are a law student or a lawyer lateraling as an associate from another province, this event is tailored to provide you with tips about transferring to BC. Join us virtually on Zoom on June 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (PT), as our panelists share their experiences transitioning from out of province to practicing in BC. Learn essential strategies on navigating recruitment, building networks and settling into the BC legal community. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

    Meet our Panelists


    Xue Zhang (she/her)

    Xue Zhang is an associate at Lawson Lundell LLP, practicing in business law and commercial real estate law in the Asia Pacific Group. She summered and articled at the same firm, and was called to the bar in 2024. She attended the University of Calgary for her Juris Doctor, and was a visiting/letter of permission student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law during her 3L. Xue looks forward to sharing her experience navigating 2L recruitment as an out-of-province law student, as well as her summer and articling experience in Vancouver. 


    Jerry Zhu (he/him)

    Jerry is currently an associate at Sangra Moller LLP, practicing in corporate, commercial, and securities law. Jerry attended the University of Toronto for both his law school and undergraduate studies, before articling with Sangra Moller LLP and being called to the bar in 2024. He has thoroughly enjoyed exploring life on the West Coast, and is excited to discuss the student recruitment process as an out-of-province student, licensing in British Columbia, as well as general working differences between Vancouver and Toronto as a new call.


    Jeff Hernaez (he/him)

    Jeff is currently a lawyer at Olthuis van Ert where he practices commercial litigation and regulatory law. He started his legal career in Toronto as an articling student at a large national firm, and he was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2016. Jeff then practiced litigation at a small firm in Toronto from 2016-2017, before deciding to move to Vancouver. Jeff was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2017, where he first started working at a large national firm. Jeff received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2015 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Western University in 2012. He is hoping that attendees of this event will leave with an understanding of the differences in work culture between Toronto and Vancouver, and what is like working at a small vs large firm.


    Haifeng Hu (he/him)

    Haifeng is currently a lawyer at Stikeman Elliott LLP in the Corporate Group whose practice focuses on: private equity, mergers and acquisitions, energy, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate matters. Haifeng received his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, and began his legal career at Stikeman Elliott’s Calgary office as an articling student before being called to the Alberta bar in 2016. Haifeng practiced in Stikeman Elliott’s Alberta office until August 2021, before deciding to move to Stikeman Elliott’s Vancouver office. Haifeng is excited to share his experiences in working across Alberta and British Columbia at a national law firm. 

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    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.

    • 7 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Memorial South Park
    • 47
    Register


    We invite you to join us for our President's Picnic and Board Info Session on Sunday, July 7, 2024, from 12:00 - 2:30 PM.

    Venue: Memorial South Park, picnic area by the pond (Google Maps) by 41st and Prince Albert Street

    Attire: Weekend Casual

    Please bring something small for yourself and to share with 3-4 people.

    In addition to the picnic, our board members will be available to chat with those interested in joining us as a director or as a volunteer. Discover upcoming initiatives, gain a deeper understanding of our organization, and explore ways to contribute your skills and perspectives to our community.

    Whether you are a longstanding member or new to FACL BC, we extend a warm invitation to you. We appreciate your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you there.

    To help reduce waste, you are encouraged to bring your own tupperware/cups. If there are any weather updates, we will provide an update on our event page accordingly.

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    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.

    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom


    Register here

    In accordance with the Bylaws of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society (“FACL BC”), notice is hereby given to all Members of FACL BC that a General Meeting of the Members ("AGM") will be held as follows:

    • Location: Zoom

    • Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024

    • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    This AGM is open to all current FACL BC Members. Please register for the AGM by July 11, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. to receive the Zoom link. Voting will be conducted with the Zoom polling feature for those in virtual attendance. A form for appointing a proxy for matters requiring a vote at this AGM will be provided in advance of the AGM.

    If you are not a current FACL BC Member or have yet to register for the 2024-2025 year, you can join/renew through our website.

    The Agenda for the AGM is as follows (subject to minor changes):

    • 5:00-5:05 – President – meeting called to order and approval of previous meeting minutes
    • 5:05-5:10 – Treasurer/Secretary remarks – financial statements and membership details
    • 5:10-5:15  Outgoing President’s remarks
    • 5:15-5:20 – Incoming President’s remarks
    • 5:20-5:30 – Incoming VPs’ remarks
    • 5:30-5:40 – Acknowledgement of departing and remaining board members
    • 5:40-6:10 – Election of new board members
    • 6:10-6:20 – Announcement of scholarship winners
    • 6:20-6:25 – Announcement of election results
    • 6:25-6:30 – Closing remarks and adjournment

    A post-AGM will be held at a venue in downtown Vancouver. The exact time and location will be announced separately. We hope you can join us and meet FACL BC's Board of Directors and Members.

      2. Call for Nominations

      If you are interested in joining FACL BC’s Board of Directors (the “FACL BC Board”), please complete the nomination form by 11:59 p.m. on July 2, 2024. Your nomination statement should include a short summary of who you are, why you are interested in our organization, and the extent of your previous involvement with FACL BC (if any) (maximum of 300 words). These nomination statements will be sent to all FACL BC members. You may submit a nomination statement for no more than one position described below. 

      All FACL BC Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings, participate in FACL BC committees (Membership, Advocacy, Gala, or Mentorship), and contribute actively to the planning and execution of FACL BC programming and initiatives.

      The following positions are available: 

      Director-at-Large (Two-Year Term)

      The FACL BC Board has four Director-at-Large (two-year term) positions available. These positions are open to FACL BC’s Full Members. Members on the FACL BC Board are expected to assume active high-level and on-the-ground leadership for our various initiatives, including in leading FACL BC committees. 

      Director-at-Large (One-Year Term)

      The FACL BC Board has one Director-at-Large (one-year term) position available. This position is open to FACL BC’s Full Members. Members on the FACL BC Board are expected to assume active high-level and on-the-ground leadership for our various initiatives, including in leading FACL BC committees. 

      Secretary (Two Year Term)

      The FACL BC Board has one Secretary position available. This position is open to FACL BC’s Full Members. The Secretary is an integral part of the FACL BC Board and responsible for, among others:

      • overseeing the issuance of notices of FACL BC General Meetings and Board meetings;
      • taking minutes of FACL BC General Meetings and Board meetings;
      • maintaining the records of the FACL BC Society in accordance with the Societies Act;
      • assisting in conducting the correspondence of the FACL BC Board; and
      • overseeing the filing of the annual report of the FACL BC and making any other filings with the registrar under the Societies Act

        Area Director (Two-Year Term)

        The FACL BC Board has one Area Director position for each of Kamloops and Victoria available. Area Directors are key liaisons between FACL BC and their respective region’s legal community and represent/promote FACL BC in their respective regions. These positions are open to FACL BC’s full members in Kamloops or Victoria.

        Student Director (One-Year Term)

        The FACL BC Board has one Student Director position for each of BC’s law schools (UBC, TRU, and UVic) available. Student Directors are key liaisons between FACL BC and their respective law school and represent/promote FACL BC at their respective law school. These positions are open to FACL BC’s student members who are current JD or graduate law students at UBC, TRU, or UVic. 

        Candidates for FACL BC Board positions may share their candidacy with Members leading up to the AGM through social media and email. If you choose to do so, please be mindful of Members' communication preferences.

        If you have any questions, please contact us at info@faclbc.ca.

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        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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      23 May 2024 Global Gathering: Internationally Trained Lawyers
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      22 May 2024 FACL BC x LSBC: But I Look Like a Lawyer Documentary Screening
      14 May 2024 Retail Therapy: Life in Legal in the Retail Industry
      10 May 2024 Lunch & Learn: White Collar Crime
      8 May 2024 Articling Hireback Office Hours
      22 Apr 2024 NCA/LLM Online Study Group
      19 Apr 2024 Coffee & Counsel Session
      14 Apr 2024 FACL BC Hometown Eats x Thai Food
      11 Apr 2024 "But I Look Like a Lawyer" Victoria Community Screening
      9 Apr 2024 Lunch & Learn: Corporate Financing and M&A
      7 Apr 2024 Write On: April Edition
      4 Apr 2024 NCA/LLMCL: Immigration and Employment Panel
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      20 Mar 2024 FACL BC Associates' Mixer
      15 Mar 2024 Navigating Mental Health and Addictions in the Legal Profession
      8 Mar 2024 WorkSafeBC Workshop on Prohibited Action Complaints
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      23 Feb 2024 Lunch and Learn Seminar: Navigating Construction Contracts
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      17 Feb 2024 Winter Skate and Hot Drinks Mingle 2.0
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      9 Feb 2024 Coffee & Counsel Session
      5 Feb 2024 FACL BC x TRU Law Winter Social Mixer
      25 Jan 2024 Community Legal Assistance Society Human Rights Clinic Workshop on Discrimination Based on Political Belief
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      21 Jan 2024 FACL BC x Barry's New Year Burn
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      30 Nov 2023 Fireside Chat with Minister Virani: Diversity on the Bench
      29 Nov 2023 Judicial Clerkships Panel
      27 Nov 2023 From Lawyer to Thought Leader: Alex Su and the Future of Law
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      17 Nov 2023 FACL BC Gala 2023
      17 Nov 2023 FACL BC Complimentary Annual Conference
      12 Nov 2023 Write On: November Edition
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      21 Sep 2023 FACL BC 5th Annual Women’s Social
      13 Sep 2023 OCI Office Hours
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      20 Aug 2023 Write On: August Edition
      25 Jul 2023 [Postponed] Fireside Chat with Minister Lametti: Diversity on the Bench
      17 Jul 2023 Post-AGM Social
      17 Jul 2023 Annual General Meeting
      9 Jul 2023 Write On: July Edition
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      6 Jun 2023 FACL BC Benefit Banquet
      25 May 2023 NCA/LLM Q&A
      17 May 2023 “Don’t Come for My Gig” – FACL BC Workers Speaker Series
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      28 Apr 2023 Business Development Seminar Part 2: Clients
      28 Apr 2023 But I Look Like a Lawyer - Documentary Screening & Mixer
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      15 Apr 2023 Write On: April Edition
      12 Apr 2023 CMLA BC x FACL BC Iftar Dinner
      1 Apr 2023 FACL BC Snowshoe Stroll 2.0
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      24 Mar 2023 Navigating Mental Health and Addictions in the Legal Profession
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      12 Mar 2023 Write On: March Edition
      10 Mar 2023 FACL BC Karaoke After Party
      10 Mar 2023 FACL BC Espresso Chats 2.0: Night Owl Edition
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      12 Feb 2023 FACL BC x Gram Cafe & Pancakes Membership Dessert Social Night
      12 Feb 2023 Write On: February Edition
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      2 Feb 2023 FACL BC x APLC: New Year, New Headshots
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      11 Dec 2022 Write On: December Edition
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      18 Nov 2022 FACL BC 11th Annual Conference
      13 Nov 2022 Write On: November Edition
      5 Nov 2022 “But I Look Like a Lawyer” Vancouver Asian Film Festival Pre-Screening Social
      22 Oct 2022 FACL BC Hometown Eats x Taiwanese Food
      16 Oct 2022 Write On: October Edition
      22 Sep 2022 Social Skills and Networking in the Modern World
      17 Sep 2022 Write On: September Edition
      13 Sep 2022 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student: Mock Interviews 2022
      10 Sep 2022 Mentor/Mentee Dim Sum Lunch
      13 Aug 2022 Write On: August Edition
      24 Jul 2022 Write On: July Edition
      16 Jul 2022 Picnic in the Park
      14 Jul 2022 2022 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
      13 Jul 2022 Intersections of Racial and Gender Justice: What Lawyers Need to Know
      22 Jun 2022 Women's Social
      18 Jun 2022 Write On: June Edition
      15 Jun 2022 What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting (Sponsored by Cassels)
      2 Jun 2022 Current and Prospective FACL BC Board FAQ Mixer
      28 May 2022 Espresso Chats
      26 May 2022 NCA / LLM Q&A
      15 May 2022 Write On: May Edition
      28 Apr 2022 The Legal Community's Role in Addressing the Climate Crisis
      22 Apr 2022 The Comeback Social
      10 Apr 2022 Write On - April Edition
      8 Apr 2022 Resumes for the Victoria Market: Cover Letter and Resume Feedback Program for the Legal Community in Victoria, BC
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      13 Mar 2022 Write On - March Edition
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      23 Feb 2022 FACL BC: 5th Annual Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
      13 Feb 2022 Write On: February Edition
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      29 Jul 2021 2021 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
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      27 May 2021 Dumpling Talks
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      30 Sep 2020 Behind the Curtain: Working In-House
      30 Jul 2020 2020 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
      30 Jun 2020 A Community Discussion: The Rise in Anti-Asian Discrimination in B.C.
      24 Nov 2019 Weekend Dim Sum Social
      8 Nov 2019 FACL BC 8th Annual Gala
      21 Nov 2018 FACL BC 7th Annual Gala
      2 Nov 2017 FACL BC 6th Annual Gala
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