• 28 Jan 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom


    Register here

    Have you ever wondered how legal work and practice can connect to social justice? Or what it’s like to work in Public Interest or Social Justice practice as an Asian Canadian?

    On Friday, 28 January 2022, join FACL BC and a panel of Asian-Canadian lawyers working in Social Justice and the Public Interest. This panel discussion will highlight their specific experiences as Asian Canadians in Social Justice and Public Interest practice, and how their work is tied both to wider Social Justice issues and movements and to Asian-Canadian communities. This will be followed by a Q&A session, where audience participants will be able to ask the questions that they’ve always wondered about Social Justice and Public Interest law.

    Our panelists will include:

    Eugene Kung (Staff Lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law)

    Eugene Kung (he/him/his) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law, working on Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers, as well as with RELAW. He is committed to human rights, social justice and environmental justice and has been working to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain expansion project.

    Eugene was born and raised in Burnaby BC, holds a BA from UBC (2001) and JD from Dalhousie (2006) and was called to the BC Bar in 2008.

    Prior to joining West Coast, Eugene was a staff lawyer with the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) where he had a social justice law practice in the areas of Constitutional, Human Rights, Administrative, Anti-Poverty and Regulatory law. He has represented low and fixed-income ratepayers before the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC); low-income tenants of slumlords; Treeplanters and Temporary Foreign Workers before the BC Human Rights Tribunal; and families of deceased farmworkers at a coroner’s inquest.


    Isaac Won (Lawyer in the Community Law Program of the Community Legal Assistance Society)

    Isaac is a lawyer in the Community Law Program at the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS). During law school, Isaac volunteered extensively with the Law Students Legal Advice Program, providing legal representation and advice to low income and vulnerable individuals. Isaac completed his articles with CLAS in May 2018 and has worked with the Mental Health Law Program and the Human Rights Clinic before joining the Community Law Program in 2020.


    Vandana Sood (Supervising Lawyer of Student Clinic at Rise Women's Legal Centre and Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC)

    Vandana has been the Supervising Lawyer of the Student Clinic at the Rise Women's Legal Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia since Rise opened its doors in May of 2016. Vandana has focused her legal career on working to achieve gender equality and empowerment for self-identified women. Prior to joining Rise, Vandana was a sole practitioner in the areas of family law, child protection law and immigration & refugee law, with a focus on assisting women who had experienced family violence.

    Join us on Zoom on January 28 from 12:30-1:30pm by registering here. This event is open to members and non-members of FACL BC.

Past Events (2020-2021)

11 Jan 2022 BC Anti-Racism Legislation Community Engagement
2 Jan 2022 Starting Off the Year Write
26 Nov 2021 Post-Gala/Conference Reception: Celebrating “The Next 10 Years”
26 Nov 2021 FACL BC Gala/Conference 2021: "The Next 10 Years"
5 Nov 2021 FACL BC presents “But I Look Like a Lawyer” Documentary
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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