The SABA North America Foundation develops and funds public interest projects that benefit the South Asian community in the areas of domestic violence; immigration rights; hate crimes, discrimination, and racial profiling; and community access to justice. This week, the Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesday–a global day of giving and celebration of generosity worldwide. We hope…

Our advocacy matters. This past week, we have seen two extraordinary developments in the legal profession, in both of which SABA Toronto played an integral role. To begin, we congratulate the Honourable Jasmine Akbarali, who was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. She is the first South Asian woman appointed to the…

Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of the Honourable Jasmine Akbarali as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Justice Akbarali is the first South Asian woman appointed to a provincial superior court anywhere in Canada. “Justice Akbarali was an outstanding lawyer,…

2016 SABA Awards The annual SABA Awards are one of the most prestigious legal awards in Toronto, celebrating the achievements of South Asian lawyers and their contribution to the legal profession. This year, the SABA Awards will honour leadership and excellence in the profession by South Asian lawyers, as well as outstanding commitment by an…

Congratulations to Rusty Juma, SABA Toronto’s former Vice President, who has been appointed as a Trustee of the SABA North America Foundation. The Foundation develops and funds programs that support legal education, legal research and public interest employment that benefits the South Asian legal community of North America and the South Asian community as a…

At SABA Toronto’s Annual General Meeting on August 9th, we elected five new directors: Aarondeep Bains, Neil Gurmukh, Aman Patel, Devin Persaud and Vibhu Sharma. In addition, Ranjan Agarwal (President) and Radha Khosla (Treasurer) were re-elected to the Executive Committee. Arun Krishnamurti was elected as Vice-President and Jennifer Asnani as Secretary. With hellos come good-byes:…

SABA’s Annual Meeting of Members will be held at 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700 Toronto, Ontario, at 6:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on August 9, 2016 (the “Meeting“) for the following purposes: to receive and consider the annual financial statements of SABA; to elect up to five (5) directors for the ensuing term; to consider and approve a…

Congratulations to SABA Toronto board members Ranjan Agarwal and Bindu Cudjoe, who were named as Canadian Lawyer‘s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession. Voters described Ranjan, who was nominated in the Young Influence category, as “an inspiration to all, with his tireless commitment to the law, including through many pro…

The Law Society recommends appointments to various committees and other bodies. Convocation will be articulating a robust and transparent policy for its recruitment process and selection criteria for Law Society candidates this fall. In the meantime, they have asked us to make SABA Toronto members aware of the positions that are currently vacant and are…

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