Congratulations to Avvy Go on her Federal Court appointment

Published: August 19, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) congratulates Avvy Go, former clinic director at Chinese and Southeast Asian Clinic (CSALC), on her appointment as a judge of the Federal Court in early August 2021.

“Justice Go’s contributions in helping disadvantaged communities are numerous,” says David Field, LAO’s president and CEO. “In her many years as clinic director at CSALC, she tirelessly promoted equity and racial justice on behalf of clients. On behalf of LAO, I congratulate her in her new role and wish her the best.”

For 30 years, and largely at CSALC, Justice Go advocated for low‑income racialized clients. She broke down barriers for public-interest litigants by appearing before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Go is renowned for her work on behalf of marginalized groups. She has served as the vice chair of the Court Challenges Program of Canada and president of the Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter. She also co‑founded the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) and the Colour of Poverty—Colour of Change Network.

Congratulations Justice Go on this new chapter of your career!