SABA Toronto President Ranjan Agarwal was on CBC’s Metro Morning discussing whether the federal government’s changes to the Supreme Court appointment process will lead to a more diverse judiciary. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/supreme-court-justice-selection-process-1.3705638

Advertising by lawyers and the nature of the arrangements by which clients are retaining lawyers has undergone substantial change in the past few years, and is in a dynamic state of flux. In response to concerns that have been expressed to the Law Society, the LSUC’s Professional Regulation Committee struck a Working Group on Advertising…

Earlier this week, SABA Toronto wrote to the Attorney General of Canada, advocating for a more inclusive judicial process. SABA Toronto outlined seven areas for change, including better data gathering, more accountability and increased education and mentoring. Read more here: Letter to Hon. Wilson-Raybould – June 21, 2016.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is calling for a comprehensive new approach to policing in Ontario that addresses long-standing concerns about systemic discrimination. In a submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services supported by SABA Toronto, the OHRC raises human rights issues that must be dealt with to improve strained relationships…

The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto joined the Peel Coalition Against Racialized Policing (P-CARD), which includes community groups such as the Association of Black Law Enforcers, the Law Union of Ontario and Black Lives Matter, in calling for an independent audit of the Peel Regional Police’s diversity and equity practices. In September, the Toronto…

Ontario Bar Association Equality Committee members Bob Tarantino and Juliet Knapton write in this month’s JUST Magazine on diversity and inclusion in the leadership of legal organizations.

In January 2016, Past President Jayashree Goswami moderated a panel discussion at the Ontario Bar Association on religious attire and the justice system. Rights and freedoms related to religious attire have recently been debated in headlines across Canada. For example, a Quebec judge’s refusal to hear a woman’s case unless she removed her hijab in…

On Monday, April 4, 2016, SABA Toronto President Ranjan Agarwal and Stockwoods lawyer Nader Hasan joined broadcasters from Vancouver to Whitehorse to Gander to discuss the need for judicial diversity on our courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Their remarks were also broadcast internationally by Radio Canada International.

Ranjan Agarwal, President of SABA Toronto, speaks to Matt Galloway on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning about diversity on the Supreme Court,.  Listen to the podcast here (around the 9:30 mark):  http://canadapodcasts.ca/podcasts/CbcRadioToronto/4808135

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