• 5 Nov 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

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    FACL BC invites all members of the legal community, from law students to senior members of the bar and judiciary, to the premiere launch of our mini-documentary, “But I Look Like a Lawyer.”

    This documentary will share 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 history, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.

    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.

    The launch event will premiere online, via Zoom, with concurrent live streams to Facebook and Youtube.

    BC law students are welcome to attend the following in person livestreaming locations:

    • Allard School of Law - Franklin Lew Forum (Room 101)
    • Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law - OM 3782
    • University of Victoria, Faculty of Law - FRA 265, RSVP required: Contact commcapi@uvic.ca

    Following the documentary showcase, we will host a virtual fireside chat with leaders in the Pan-Asian legal community. (Biographies of all speakers TBA.)

    Registration Fee

    There is no registration fee for this event.


    This event 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.

    Questions? Please contact documentary@faclbc.ca 

    To learn more: https://faclbc.ca/documentary/

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    Thank you to the Law Foundation of BC for providing funding for this documentary project.

Past Events (2020-2021)

16 Sep 2021 FACL BC & FACL Ontario Present: The Women Empowerment Series
14 Sep 2021 Navigating the Recruit Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
26 Aug 2021 Ascend Vancouver & FACL BC - A Magical Summer Social
29 Jul 2021 2021 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
24 Jun 2021 Post-Pandemic Modernization of Law Firm Technology
10 Jun 2021 FACL BC's Annual Women's Social
28 May 2021 LGBTQIA+ Asian Lawyers Panel
27 May 2021 Dumpling Talks
5 May 2021 Anxiety and Mental Health in the Legal Profession
25 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
24 Mar 2021 Navigating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Power to Create Boundaries
20 Mar 2021 Free Your Natural Voice: An interactive voice workshop co-hosted by FACL Ontario and FACL BC
17 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Social
11 Mar 2021 Supportive Relationships Dialogue Series: Part 2
5 Mar 2021 Fridays with FACL BC
2 Mar 2021 General Counsel: Fireside Chat with Ron Lo, Symend
22 Feb 2021 Landscapes of Injustice: Re Persons of Japanese Race
26 Jan 2021 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student Part 2: Mock Interviews
20 Jan 2021 Can You Hear Me Now? Embracing "Virtual Law"
8 Jan 2021 The Socially Distanced Network: Building Relationships in the COVID Era
1 Dec 2020 Meng Wanzhou: A Discussion with Philip Calvert
27 Nov 2020 FACL BC 9th Annual Gala/Conference - Enacting Change: Your Seat at the Table
12 Nov 2020 Trauma-Informed Lawyering with Myrna McCallum: Working with Asian Communities
28 Oct 2020 BIPOC Women in Law: Navigating Race, Gender and Equity in the Legal Profession
22 Oct 2020 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student - Part 1: Racism and Mental Health
6 Oct 2020 BC Elections Panel 2020
30 Sep 2020 Behind the Curtain: Working In-House
30 Jul 2020 2020 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
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