May 11, 2023

But I Look Like a Lawyer – Virtual Documentary Screening

In honour of Asian Heritage Month in Canada, the Law Society of Alberta, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) BC and FACL Western are partnering to host a virtual screening of the documentary But I Look Like a Lawyer on Tuesday, May 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m.


But I Look Like a Lawyer was originally released in November 2021 by FACL BC. The documentary shares stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by the BC 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. It was inspired by the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary, a similar film created by Indigenous leaders in the legal community in BC. 


The online event will feature a screening of the short documentary followed by a question-and-answer period. The screening will provide a space for discussion around individual and community experiences as well as tools and strategies for dismantling systemic discrimination in the legal profession. 


Register for the online event through Zoom.


If you have any questions, kindly contact our Education Department.

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Court of Appeal of Alberta Announcement

Revised – Notice to the Profession and Public – Ceremonies Honouring the 2020 and 2022 King's Counsel Recipients

Induction ceremonies for the 2020 and 2022 King’s Counsel recipients were deferred due to COVID. The Court of Appeal is pleased to announce that the Courts are now proceeding with formal ceremonies honouring members of the Alberta Bar who were appointed King’s Counsel in 2020 and 2022:

For Southern Alberta:

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2020 KC appointments)

Wednesday, Sept.13, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2022 KC appointments)

The ceremonies will be held in Courtroom 1801 of the Calgary Courts Centre, 601 – 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta.

For Northern Alberta:

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2020 KC appointments)

Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2022 KC appointments)

The ceremonies will be held in Courtroom 317 of the Law Courts building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta.

Recipients will be contacted with the details of the ceremonies.

View the announcement.

Court of King's Bench Announcement

Alberta Wildfires – Provincial State of Emergency – Update

All matters scheduled at the Court of King’s Bench for the remainder of the week of May 8, 2023 will proceed as scheduled, subject to further developments. Counsel and parties are encouraged to monitor the Court’s website for the duration of the provincial state of emergency in the event of any changes.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Fireside Chat with the Honourable Ritu Khullar, Chief Justice of Alberta | May 23, 2023

Webinar – Recent Developments in the Privy Council: Cases, Tips and Tactics | May 25, 2023

But I Look Like a Lawyer Virtual Screening | May 30, 2023

Visit our website for a full list of upcoming events.

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