August 18, 2023: KCLA is pleased to announce that the International Association of Korean Lawyers ("IAKL") has selected Toronto to host the 31st IAKL Annual Conference, which will take place October 3-5, 2024. KCLA will be the host organization of the 31st IAKL Annual Conference.
At this time, KCLA seeks volunteers to join the host committee (please sign up here).
Benjamin Na, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, has been named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2022, earning a spot in the Business category.
Canadian Lawyer describes being included on the list as “a clear recognition of hard work and dedication in rising above the unique challenges that the industry has faced over the past 18 months.” The annual rankings, based on a survey among readers, remain one of the publication’s most well-read features.
Benjamin was nominated based on his standing as a natural leader and inspiration for clients — particularly in the Asian Canadian legal community. He also serves as a mentor to countless younger associates and practitioners, and remains deeply committed to both his practice and his community.
On December 14, 2020, KCLA prepared and filed written submissions to the Ministry of Long-Term Care in the public consultation relating to the proposed transfer of license from the Rose of Sharon Korean Long Term Care to the for-profit entity, RYKKA Care Centres LP. The written submissions highlighted that non-profit homes provide better care for its residents than for-profit homes, and that RYKKA's past conduct affords reasonable grounds to believe that the proposed transfer would be prejudicial to the health, safety or welfare of Rose of Sharon's residents.
Our partner organization, the Korean Legal Clinic, is looking for volunteer lawyers to assist in the provision of legal clinic services in the following areas: family, employment, criminal, housing, and immigration.