FACL BC Statement on the Appointment of Justice Shin Doi to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

16 May 2023 12:27 PM | FACL BC (Administrator)

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society (FACL BC) expresses its warmest congratulations to Justice Shin Doi on her appointment to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. 

Justice Shin Doi immigrated to Canada from South Korea and was raised in Toronto, as part of the Korean Canadian community. Throughout her distinguished career, Justice Shin Doi has worked towards building strong and inclusive communities. Prior to her appointment, Justice Shin Doi was a co-founder of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the previous president of FACL Ontario. Additionally, she co-founded the Korean Canadian Lawyers Association, Roundtable of Diversity Associations, Women General Counsel Canada, and Korean Legal Clinic.

FACL BC is heartened to see Justice Shin Doi appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Access to justice not only requires our justice system to have the capacity to help society with their legal issues, but also requires society to view our justice system as an institution that can help them. A diverse bench that reflects Canada’s diverse communities and their lived experiences increases public trust and confidence in the judiciary, and improves the administration of justice. FACL BC is confident that the appointment of Justice Shin Doi, an Asian-Canadian woman with a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion within the legal profession, will greatly strengthen our judicial system.

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