Spotlight: Lori Lam
Lori Lam is a Litigation Associate at Baker Newby LLP and was a past board member.
1. What is something that not many people know about you?
I love abstract art and black and white photography. I am a big fan of the work of Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon.
2. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?
I was a part of FACL BC's inaugural Board in 2011. I created what was then FACL BC's Social & Networking Committee and had the distinct pleasure of organizing its first social events. It was exciting to meet so many Asian lawyers through those events who later on became familiar faces at FACL BC activities, some even becoming good friends.
3. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?
Our FACL BC Family Feasts. This was a food-centric initiative (our Board loved to eat!) where we gathered for a meal with senior members of the Bar. These senior members were Asian lawyers who were trailblazers through their own accomplishments and careers. Hearing their stories encouraged us to forge ahead in our legal careers.
4. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?
I would tell my younger self that my experience as a Chinese-Canadian female litigator born to immigrant parents is a strength. Not only does my background contribute to diversity in the legal profession, it helps me better understand and connect with others from diverse backgrounds.