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Qualification

Education

1996
summer

Mediation, Program of Instruction for Lawyers,Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA

1990-91

Bar Admission Course, The Law Society of Upper Canada

1986-89

Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto

1982-84

Master of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

1978-82

Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Professional Experience

1999-2013

Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto

1997-1998

Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Ontario Court (General Division)

1994 to
current

Lawyer, Chi-Kun Shi Law Office
Focus on litigation and intellectual property

1991

Lawyer, Lang Michener
Focus on commercial and intellectual property litigation

1985-86

Nuclear Safety Engineer, Ontario Hydro

1982

Engineer, Spar Aerospace Ltd.

PRO BONO WORK

  • Legal Advisor to Toronto ALPHA (2009-Current)

    represents Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (“Toronto ALPHA”), a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the education in Asian WWII history through working with school boards, teachers and students.

  • Guest Commentator for Chinese Media (2000 - Current)

    Appearances as guest and sometimes “guest host” on news, legal and current affairs shows in Chinese Language on OMNI-TV, Fairchild Radio & TV

  • Legal Advisor to Mr. David Chen and Lucky Moose Food Mart (2009 - 2012)

    Advocated amendments to s. 494(2) of the Criminal Code (Citizen’s Arrest Law). Testified in Parliament subcommittees to support the amendments.

    House of Commons:
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=5408308&Language=E&Mode=1

    Senate:
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/411%5CLCJC/20EV-49612-e.HTM

  • Legal Counsel to group of storeowners in Kensington Market and Chinatown (2009 - 2010)

    Sought from Ontario Court of Justice unprecedented probation order under ss. 732.1(2)(a.1)(i) and 732.2(2)(b) of the Criminal Code against career shoplifter in the area. Order granted imposing ban from area for the maximum 3 years allowed under the Criminal Code.

  • Legal Counsel to family of victim in the so-called “webcam” murder (2011-2013)

    Represented the parents of murder victim and York University student Qian LIU in their journey through the Canadian criminal justice system. Assisted the parents who are Chinese nationals to understand and accept the various disparities between the Chinese and Canadian criminal justice systems.

  • Counsel to the family of Steven CHAU, a schizophrenic (2006-2010)

    Steven missed his monthly medication which has controlled his hallucination for 18 years. Twelve days later, he suffered a psychotic episode during which he killed his wife and their 2 young children (aged 3 yrs and 5 months) with a meat cleaver. He was ultimately held to be Not Criminally Responsible for the deaths under the Criminal Code.

    Applied to the Coroner’s Office and the Solicitor General of Ontario for an inquest into these tragic deaths in order to prevent them from occurring to other families who are caring for members with mental health issues. Organized a press conference at Queen’s Park where health care experts explained the need for legislative reform in the care for mental health patients.

    Testified in Ontario Legislature subcommittee:
    http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/committee-proceedings/committee_transcripts_details.do?locale=en&BillID=2073&ParlCommID=8855&Date=2009-03-26&Business=&DocumentID=23633#P183_36516

OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese

FAMILY

  • Daughter aged 14, son aged 17