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


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