FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario Premier to address South Asian Bar Association Annual Gala and Awards
TORONTO, November 19, 2013 – On Tuesday, November 19th, Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynn will address the Toronto chapter of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) as they recognize achievements by South Asians in the legal profession.
“We are honoured to have Premier Wynn join us as we recognize these South Asian professionals”, says Jayashree Goswami, President of SABA Toronto. “Her presence is a testament to the role SABA will play in changing the face of the legal profession in Ontario”, she adds.
SABA-Toronto was created in 2005 by a small group of volunteers. In the years since its inception, SABA’s membership and activities have grown exponentially. Current activities include advocating for greater South Asian representation in the judiciary, interacting with the Law Society of Upper Canada on the licensing and accreditation process in Ontario, membership on the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society, interacting with, mentoring and promoting law students in Ontario’s law schools, promoting the cause of South Asian legal professionals in positions of responsibility and engaging with law firms, the provincial bar association and corporations to promote the needs of its members.
The award recipients will include:
- Sukanya Pillay – President’s Award
- Gita Anand – Practitioner of the Year
- Neil Puddicombe – In-House Counsel of the Year
- Gary Anandasangaree – Young Practitioner of the Year
- Devin Persaud – Law Student Recognition Award
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 Pm – 11:00 PM
WHERE: Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville
4 Avenue Rd
Toronto, ON, M5R 2E8
About SABA Toronto
The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto is the GTA’s premier legal organization dedicated to promoting the objectives of South Asian members of the legal profession. Members of SABA include lawyers that self-identify as South Asian or are of South Asian origin, and lawyers that advocate on issues of relevance to the South Asian community. Our membership is dynamic, ever-expanding and includes lawyers from large and small law firms, sole practitioners, government agencies and departments, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Members of the judiciary, academics and law students also form an integral part of SABA.
If you want to cover the event contact: Andrew Lang, Media Relations