September Spotlight: Julia Law
1. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?
I attended one of the AGMs and heard the nomination speeches of incoming executives. It was exciting to hear the passion for FACL initiatives.
2. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?
The etiquette of eating at Chinese restaurants
3. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?
Maintain your personality when practicing. When I was an articling student, I thought I had to adopt a certain adversarial personality as a litigator. I would try to put up a strong front especially when talking to opposing counsel, often older, much more experienced, usually male and non-Asian. This was more so when I felt bullying tactics were being imposed as I was a student, female and Asian. Practicing law with my own personality and not trying to put up a face, regardless of what the opposing counsel is like, makes the practice of law more enjoyable and more effective.
4. What is something that not many people know about you?
Despite my Chinese last name, I am Korean. Many people think I am Chinese because of my last name and are quite surprised when they find out I am Korean. I adopted this very fitting last name after marrying my law school study buddy and now we are Mr. and Mrs. Law.