Lai King Hum, Principle, Hum Law Firm / Deputy Judge, Superior Court of Justice, Toronto Small Claims
After many years at “big law” in Montreal and Toronto, in 2014, Lai founded a boutique law firm focusing on employment/workplace law, human rights and litigation. Licensed as a lawyer in both Ontario and Quebec, she assists businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across Canada, as well as U.S. and China, with their legal issues. In January 2017, she was also appointed Deputy Judge, working part-time in Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims, sitting in Toronto. She loves her work!
She believes in giving back to the community: She has been active with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), a national organization with regional chapters, since 2011. She is FACL Ontario’s immediate past-President, and inaugural National President, FACL (June 2015-June 2017). Lai is also Chair of Roundtable of Diversity Associations (April 2015-March 2017), and active at
the Ontario Bar Association.
Having an affinity with vulnerable youth, from November 2006 to August 2011, Lai was a board member and served on various committees, of Serve! Canada, an organization that provided disadvantaged youth in the GTA with the opportunity to participate in a long-term educational program, developing team-cooperation and leadership skills, while earning a stipend. The organization wound down in 2013, with its goals and purpose continued in “Eva’s Initiatives”.
Lai is also active in the Chinese community in the GTA, and more locally in her CityPlace community.