Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers conference this weekend

Conference featuring a keynote presentation by former diplomat and consultant Albert Wong

By Ryan Starr

On Thursday November 10th, 2011

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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) holds its annual conference and banquet this Saturday,

The 2011 conference will include a keynote presentation from former diplomat and consultant Albert Wong, “Being Canadian: The experiences of an immigrant representing Canada to the world.”

Moving to Canada from Malaysia in 1971, Wong served more than 30 years in the Canadian Forces. He also played a leading role in Canadian affairs in Somalia and Afghanistan, and on UN peacekeeping missions in Eritrea and Ethiopia.  Wong is currently the president of AKW Global Enterprises, a public affairs consulting firm.

Kapoor is a barrister with a practice in criminal and regulatory law. He has experience with national security issues, and was appointed in 2008 by the federal government to a roster of special advocates.

The FACL conference will include series of afternoon legal workshops covering a range of topics including social media and privacy law; media and entertainment law; effective mediation briefs and tactics; and strategies for motions.

The event is this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre (1 Dundas Street West, 26th floor). A post-conference banquet will be held at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant. To register or for more information go to www.facl.ca, or email facl.fallconference@gmail.com