We recently had the privilege of interviewing Jonathan Ng, who practices Wills and Estates at Underwood Gilholme. In our conversation, Jonathan reflects on how he succeeded in securing a fruitful and fulfilling practice. We are delighted in having the opportunity to share the story of a lawyer who is dedicated in advocating for his clients’ wishes in this Spotlight Series interview.
The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Western encourages all its members to vote in the upcoming Law Society of Alberta Bencher elections. The online voting period opens on November 1, 2017, and closes on November 15, 2017. For complete details about the election, please visit: https://www.lawsociety.ab.ca/about-us/board-and-committees/2017-bencher-election/
FACL Western Candidate Endorsements for Bencher
FACL Western thanks the candidates who requested our endorsement and wishes all of them the best in the final legs of their campaigns. For details about FACL Western's Endorsement Policy, please CLICK HERE.
FACL Western is pleased to officially endorse Stacy Petriuk as a candidate in the upcoming Alberta bencher election. We encourage all FACL Western members to vote for Stacy. She has made significant contributions to our profession and the broader community. We strongly believe that she will work to promote equity, justice, and opportunity within the legal profession if elected. Please take the time to review her profile:
Managing Partner, JSS Barristers
Stacy was born and raised in Calgary. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary where she was awarded the Campbell McLaurin Achievement Award, the law school's silver medal. Stacy also has a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge. She was awarded the Viscount Bennett Scholarship and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary while at the University of Cambridge. Immediately after her articles, Stacy joined JSS Barristers as its fifth lawyer. She has been the Managing Partner of JSS Barristers since 2015. Her practice focuses exclusively on the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on professional negligence defence work and commercial litigation. Stacy and JSS Barristers have been key supporters of FACL Western’s various initiatives since its inception in 2014.
Stacy has served the legal profession as a member of the Law Society of Alberta Continuing Competence Committee (2012 to 2014), member of the Southern Alberta Section of the Joint Canadian Bar Association/Law Society of Alberta Legislative Review Committee (2001 to 2011) and Vice-President Seminars of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (2002 to 2004). Outside of the legal profession, Stacy is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Calgary Arts Development and has previously served as a City of Calgary appointed member of the Calgary Region Arts Foundation (2002 to 2005). Stacy has presented at numerous seminars in Calgary and Edmonton on topics such as e-trials, e-discovery, drafting pleadings, and the Rules of Court.
We were honoured to interview George Tai, the financial managing partner at Carscallen LLP and a member of the firm’s business law practice. George is set to embark on a new chapter of his career this fall when he transitions to Dentons LLP. Over a candid conversation, George shared his story of growing up in an immigrant family, his decision to pursue a law degree and his insight into the future of the legal profession. We are pleased to present his personal story in this Spotlight series interview.
On July 20, 2017, we held our 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Calgary offices of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. We were also joined remotely by members and executives in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Ottawa.
I recently had the fortune to get to know Oliver Ho. Oliver is currently a partner at Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP, and was conferred his B.A. and LL.B concurrently in 2002, and his MBA in 2016. Oliver is genuinely passionate about helping others and giving back to the community, and in this article we learn more about his inspiring story.
Everyone who comes across Steven Ngo immediately notices his energy. Then they become impressed by his accomplishments. From building communities, to simply bringing joy to others through his music, his ideas and execution bring people together. In this article we probed a little bit more into what makes Steven who he is.
Omar Ha-Redeye is a Toronto lawyer, legal academic, and legal educator committed to access to justice and public service. He holds a JD from Western Law and an LLM from Osgoode Hall. He operates out of Fleet Street Law with a practice background that includes civil litigation, employment and labour law, health law, and technology law.
Bindu is an inspiring Asian Canadian trailblazer in the Asian Canadian community. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Commerce Degree. Afterwards, she studied law at the University of Toronto. She articled and became an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP before becoming a Partner at McMillan LLP. Today, Bindu is the Deputy General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer at BMO Financial Group.
This past October, our executives headed out east to attend the 10th Annual FACL Ontario Conference and Gala in Toronto. Needless to say, we couldn't pass on this prime opportunity to interview trailblazers and leaders of the community. Here to present the first of our three installments of stories: Constructive Conversations with Richard Wong. Stay tuned for more!
As a 1995 graduate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law with a passion for development and construction, Richard stayed true to his aspirations. He followed his heart starting as an articling student at a boutique firm practicing real property and land development law and built that into his career with Osler today. We are extremely excited to present his personal story and the lessons he has shared with us.