The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the broader community.
We welcome you to join us as a member or attend any of our upcoming events below.
FACL BC & FACL Ontario Present: The Women Empowerment Series
FACL BC and FACL Ontario invite all female members of the bar to our Women Empowerment Series, focused on strengthening your presentation skills with presentation skills trainer and coach, Brenda Benham, LLB.
Upon registration you will have access to two 90 minute workshops on Zoom.
In Workshop 1 learn how:
In Workshop 2 with practice and feedback, attendees will:
1.50 CPD credits available for each workshop
One time registration fee for both events:
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This event is open to all self-identifying racialized female members of the bar. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are female-identified.
Biography - Brenda Benham, LLB:
As a presentation skills trainer and coach, I help detail-oriented people give much better presentations using brain science. But what I really do is help my clients feel competent and be recognized as experts in their field. In my former career as a transactional lawyer, I was called on to give presentations without being equipped with the skills to deliver them well. I know what it is like to lose an audience in all the details! My work is based on my own experience over 30 years of public speaking, as a Toastmaster since 2001, and my in-depth research into the brain science of how people learn and remember.
FACL BC invites all members of the legal community, from law students to senior members of the bar and judiciary, to the premiere launch of our mini-documentary, “But I Look Like a Lawyer.”
This documentary will share stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the Pan-Asian legal community. It aims to increase intercultural awareness and competency, and to surface the complexity of the history, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.
FACL BC wishes to highlight and bring renewed attention to the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community, including Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, who has generously provided guidance for our initiative.
The launch event will premiere online, via Zoom, with concurrent live streams to Facebook and Youtube.
BC law students are welcome to attend the following in person livestreaming locations:
Following the documentary showcase, we will host a virtual fireside chat with leaders in the Pan-Asian legal community. (Biographies of all speakers TBA.)
There is no registration fee for this event.
This event is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development in BC, including 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more: https://faclbc.ca/documentary/
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Thank you to the Law Foundation of BC for providing funding for this documentary project.
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