Osler hosts FACL’s annual Speed Mentor-A-Thon

Richard Wong

Jan 28, 2019

(Photo courtesy Maneesha Gupta)

On January 28, 2019, more than 130 law students, articling students and lawyers braved a snowstorm to attend the annual Speed Mentor-A-Thon organized by the Ontario chapter of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL). Osler hosted the event for the third year in a row and this year’s turnout was among the highest ever.

Gerald Chan, Co-President of FACL and Osler partner Richard Wong welcomed the attendees on behalf of FACL and the firm. Law students and articling students then participated in six 12-minute “speed mentoring sessions” that involved one-on-one networking with lawyers from diverse backgrounds and practice areas. The event gives students the opportunity to expand their professional network and to make valuable connections with prominent members of the legal profession. Over the years, the Speed Mentor-A-Thon has become an avenue for increased participation in FACL initiatives, such as promoting diversity in law, social justice activism and developing career opportunities.

To learn more, visit the FACL website