• 26 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Register here

    Are you an internationally trained lawyer or law student? Well, FACL BC is holding its first ever event for internationally trained law students and lawyers! We are hosting a Q&A with lawyers who have completed either their NCA or LLM to discuss their experience with transitioning into the practice of law in BC. 

    Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for an interactive session with experienced lawyers. This is open to all FACL and non-FACL members to join.

    How it Works: On registration, please select whether you are interested in hearing from NCA or LLM lawyers. During the event, you will be rotating through informal conversations led by lawyers in your chosen areas.


    • Aman S. Sandhu (NCA), Sandhu Law
    • Amy Vo (NCA), D-Wave Systems
    • Edward Ngo (LLM), MD Financial Management
    • Harpreet Parmar (LLM), Public Prosecution Service of Canada

    Moderated by:

    • Abby Pang (NCA), Illuma Family Law
    • Gigi Lo (NCA), Kornfeld LLP
    • Kiran Sandhu (NCA), Sandhu Law
    • Shane Ching (NCA), S&P Global

    Please RSVP by Friday, May 13, 2022.

    • 28 May 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Milano Espresso Lounge, 36 Powell St, Vancouver

    Calling all coffee and tea lovers! FACL BC is hosting its first Espresso Chats event on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Milano Espresso Lounge, 36 Powell St, Vancouver (Gastown). Come grab a coffee or tea and join other FACL BC members for a casual morning get-together/networking session. There will be some icebreakers to start and time for everyone to catch up over a cup of coffee/tea. If your morning routine involves caffeine (whose doesn’t?), this event is for you! We will also be gifting a lucky attendee a Milano branded tote bag and a bag of coffee beans, hope to see you there! 

    Registration has now closed, please email info@faclbc.ca to be added to the waitlist. 

    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom

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    Are you interested in joining the FACL BC Board, but not sure if you should apply? Already a FACL BC member and want to get more involved?

    Hesitate no further! We invite you to attend our virtual board mixer taking place on Thursday, June 2nd. At this virtual mixer, you’ll have a chance to learn more about our current Board members, their roles, and their experiences on the Board. You will hear all about the available positions and the application process, including the timeline and next steps. A portion of this event will be held in breakout sessions, where you will get a chance to further mingle with current Board members, committee members, and other interested individuals like yourself. This is your opportunity to get all your burning questions answered and to see if joining the Board is right for you!

    Date: June 2, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
    Location: Zoom (a link will be provided upon registration)

    Please be advised that this event is open to current FACL BC members only. Interested individuals must hold current and valid FACL BC membership to be eligible to run for and hold a Board position. To confirm your membership status, please contact info@faclbc.ca.

    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

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    Lawyering is a profession that attracts those who love planning and certainty. What happens when a lawyer becomes a parent, and realizes that every kid is different and that there is no manual for how to be a working parent? Our panel of 3 Asian Canadian lawyers, all with children under age 5, will candidly share their unexpected surprises and lessons learned. Strategies for the mentorship, retention, and advancement of lawyers with young families and other caregiving responsibilities will be discussed as we build community amongst lawyers in this season of their lives. Lawyers who are thinking of having children, who have other caregiving responsibilities, or who want to support their colleagues through structural and institutional change are also encouraged to attend.

    Date: June 15, 2022, 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Zoom


    Jennifer Lau is the Assistant Director of Professional Resources at Cassels. She is responsible for recruiting, managing, and training the firm’s summer and articling students in Vancouver and Calgary. Prior to joining Cassels, she was a practicing lawyer and spent over a decade as a career coach to thousands of law students and junior lawyers at the Allard Law Career Services Office. Jenn and her husband Jordan (also a lawyer) are the parents of 3 year old fraternal twins, Isaac and Eleanor, who were conceived through IVF. Every day they are grateful for their twins and also that it wasn’t triplets.

    Sara Pedlow is a senior associate at McLellan Herbert LLP, an estate planning and litigation boutique in downtown Vancouver. Sara is mom to two girls, Lara (age 4) and Charleigh (age 2).

    Alex Chang is a senior associate at Lesperance Mendes Lawyers where his practice focuses on real estate disputes including strata, leases, construction, partition of property, and easements. Alex is the proud dad to 10 month old baby Jin.

Past Events

15 May 2022 Write On: May Edition
28 Apr 2022 The Legal Community's Role in Addressing the Climate Crisis
22 Apr 2022 The Comeback Social
10 Apr 2022 Write On - April Edition
8 Apr 2022 Resumes for the Victoria Market: Cover Letter and Resume Feedback Program for the Legal Community in Victoria, BC
8 Apr 2022 Practicing in the US
25 Mar 2022 Navigating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Mental Health and Well-Being in the Legal Profession
20 Mar 2022 Snowshoe Stroll
13 Mar 2022 Write On - March Edition
9 Mar 2022 FACL BC Mentorship Social
23 Feb 2022 FACL BC: 5th Annual Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
13 Feb 2022 Write On: February Edition
6 Feb 2022 FACL-inary Arts: Cooking for the Year of the Tiger
28 Jan 2022 Social Justice Legal Careers Panel
11 Jan 2022 BC Anti-Racism Legislation Community Engagement
2 Jan 2022 Starting Off the Year Write
26 Nov 2021 Post-Gala/Conference Reception: Celebrating “The Next 10 Years”
26 Nov 2021 FACL BC Gala/Conference 2021: "The Next 10 Years"
5 Nov 2021 FACL BC presents “But I Look Like a Lawyer” Documentary
16 Sep 2021 FACL BC & FACL Ontario Present: The Women Empowerment Series
14 Sep 2021 Navigating the Recruit Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
26 Aug 2021 Ascend Vancouver & FACL BC - A Magical Summer Social
29 Jul 2021 2021 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
24 Jun 2021 Post-Pandemic Modernization of Law Firm Technology
10 Jun 2021 FACL BC's Annual Women's Social
28 May 2021 LGBTQIA+ Asian Lawyers Panel
27 May 2021 Dumpling Talks
5 May 2021 Anxiety and Mental Health in the Legal Profession
25 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
24 Mar 2021 Navigating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Power to Create Boundaries
20 Mar 2021 Free Your Natural Voice: An interactive voice workshop co-hosted by FACL Ontario and FACL BC
17 Mar 2021 FACL BC Mentorship Social
11 Mar 2021 Supportive Relationships Dialogue Series: Part 2
5 Mar 2021 Fridays with FACL BC
2 Mar 2021 General Counsel: Fireside Chat with Ron Lo, Symend
22 Feb 2021 Landscapes of Injustice: Re Persons of Japanese Race
26 Jan 2021 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student Part 2: Mock Interviews
20 Jan 2021 Can You Hear Me Now? Embracing "Virtual Law"
8 Jan 2021 The Socially Distanced Network: Building Relationships in the COVID Era
1 Dec 2020 Meng Wanzhou: A Discussion with Philip Calvert
27 Nov 2020 FACL BC 9th Annual Gala/Conference - Enacting Change: Your Seat at the Table
12 Nov 2020 Trauma-Informed Lawyering with Myrna McCallum: Working with Asian Communities
28 Oct 2020 BIPOC Women in Law: Navigating Race, Gender and Equity in the Legal Profession
22 Oct 2020 Navigating the Recruitment Process as an Asian-Canadian Law Student - Part 1: Racism and Mental Health
6 Oct 2020 BC Elections Panel 2020
30 Sep 2020 Behind the Curtain: Working In-House
30 Jul 2020 2020 FACL BC Annual General Meeting
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