- Practices law in Markham
- Civil litigation
- Dispute resolution
- Solicitor work
Edward held positions in the private, public, not-for-profit, and educational sectors.
- Markham Public Library Board
- Markham Race Relations Committee
- CCM Legal Clinic (Steering & Advisory Committee)
- Christmas Once Again (Founder, homeless program since 2007)
- JD, University of New Brunswick
- LLM, University of Hong Kong
- LLB, Queen Mary, University of London
- BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Diploma in Accounting, Western
- Certificate in Ethics, TMU (Ryerson)
- BEd (Adult Education), Brock, expected June 2023
- Christian Legal Fellowship
- Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
- Runnymede Society
- York Region Law Association
Edward enjoys travelling, learning, skiing, biking, and volunteering.
I want to create a law society that focuses on helping you provide competent, ethical legal services to your clients. To that end, I joined the FullStop Team with a proven record in effectively reducing LSO fees while providing value, protecting freedoms, regulating competence, and reducing overregulation.
My priorities are to ensure a competent and ethical legal profession through relevant licensing and CPD programs, improving access to justice, protecting freedoms, supporting diversity, and providing you value for your LSO fees.
I understand the LSO:
As a former LSO employee, I understand the LSO both from a regulatory and member’s perspective.
I support access to justice:
Having volunteered at four legal clinics, attended legal aid conferences to network with clinics executives, and as a Steering Committee member creating a new clinic in Ontario, I understand the needs of legal clinics. I aspire to improve By-Law 7 to support legal clinics and other Civil Society Organizations while ensuring effective regulation.
I support a relevant lawyer licensing process:
Having received legal education in Canada and abroad and participated in the LSO Dialogue on Licensing, I understand the legal education and licensing process in Ontario and other jurisdictions. With my expected degree in education, I aspire to improve our licensing and CPD programs.
I will keep the LSO accountable:
My business and accounting education along with my auditing and board experience will help me keep the LSO accountable and advocate value for your money.
I support freedoms and diversity:
As an ethnic minority and member of the Markham Race Relations Committee, I am committed to diversity and ensuring that fundamental freedoms enshrined in our Charter are protected.
I am committed to LSO maintaining professional and ethical standards which will build a good reputation for our profession:
My experience in advocating for high academic standards and relevant policies on a law faculty board and university senate, along with adjudicating on two academic discipline committees will guide me in this endeavour.
Together, we will create a just, competent, ethical legal profession and a law society that is accountable to you and the public of Ontario.