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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society ("FACL BC") is a diverse coalition working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.

Founded in 2011, FACL BC is the first of its kind in British Columbia and is a provincial association with independent status within the FACL national association. We hope you will get involved!


We are a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals.

We promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the community.

We foster advocacy, community involvement, legal scholarship, and professional development.

2018-2019 Executives


Chris Yan (Lawson Lundell LLP)

Vice President - External

Samson Chan (McMillan LLP)


Vice President - Internal

Jessica Lo (Lindsay Kenney LLP)


Abigail Cheung (McCarthy Tétrault LLP)


Oliver Leung (Fasken)


Advisory Director

Maria Kim-Bautista (Population Data BC, UBC)


Our Committees

Mentoring Program Committee

Fundraising Committee

Communications & Membership Committee

Professional Development & Advocacy Committee​

Social & Networking Committee ​

Gala Committee



Hasan Alam (BC Government & Service Employees' Union)

Sena Byun (TELUS Corporation)

Alex Chang (Lesperance Mendes)

Jeff Hernaez (Lawson Lundell LLP)

Julian Ho (Clarius Mobile Health)

Khalil Jessa (Dentons)

Louisa Winn (BC Prosecution Service, Ministry of Attorney General)

Victoria Wu (Miller Thomson LLP)

Gala Chair Representative 

Jayde Wood (Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP)

Student Directors

Rasmeet Mohar (Allard School of Law at UBC)

Michelle Wong (University of Victoria, Faculty of Law)

Taiyo Hasegawa (Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law)

Executive Coordinators 

Alice Kim (Allard School of Law at UBC)

Crystal Szeto (Allard School of Law at UBC)

Legacy Members

(FACL BC Founding Members and Past Board Members)

Jim Alam

Kristian Arciaga (2016-2018)

May Au

Enoch Chang

Candace Cho

Vania Choi (2016-2018)

Serene Chow (2011-2016; President, 2011-2015)

Stephen Hsia (2016-2018)

Agnes Huang

Philip Huynh

Janis Ko

Lori Lam

Mark Leung

Jennifer Lau (2011-2017; President, 2015-2016)

Julia Lin

Roland Luo (2016-2018)

Karla Mukai (2011-2018)

Kevin Nakanishi

David Namkung (2011-2018; President, 2016-2017)

Jeetesh Rup

Mary Salaysay

Will Tao

Pablo Tseng

Linda Yang

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