But I Look Like a Lawyer shares 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 historical, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.
The documentary premiered on November 5, 2021. Re-watch the official premiere here. The documentary is mandatory viewing for incoming students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and recommended reading for incoming students at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.
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.
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The documentary premiere 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.
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FACL BC would like to thank the following community partners for their support of our documentary.
FACL BC would like to thank the following firms for their external promotion of our documentary on their social media channels and/or website: