Dear Members, SABA Toronto is now 12 years strong and we have grown into the largest diverse bar association in Canada. We also represent the largest number of practicing South Asian lawyers anywhere in North America. One of the highlights of our year is the Awards Gala where we take…

United Sikhs in partnership with Carleton University is looking for Sikh males aged 18 or older who have been carded (Street Check) by police in Ontario. For more information please contact Gurdeep Singh Jagpal at 416-400-3942 or at gurdeeepjagpal@cmail.carleton.ca.

Congratulations to longstanding SABA Toronto member – Justice Chris de Sa, a new appointment to the Superior Court of Justice in York Region. At his recent swearing in ceremony his Honour remarked “a diverse judiciary maintains and enhances the public’s confidence in the administration of justice.” We couldn’t agree more.

In a feature article entitled “White out,” Agarwal speaks to the current realities of racialized lawyers practising in Ontario.

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) seeks a volunteer from the current membership to assist in the selection of the slate of nominees to the SALCO volunteer board of directors.

Diversity 150 Project In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Diverse Champions for Diversity are collecting 150 bios and photos of diverse lawyers to present on a website celebrating Canada’s vast pool of qualified, talented, and exceptional diverse legal professionals. The goal of this project is to emphasize the exemplary pool of diverse candidates in the…

The following people (alphabetical by first name) are running as candidates for a one (1) year term on the Board (there are 7 available spots): Bindu Cudjoe Divya Khurana Jasmine Singh Jennifer Asnani Kelvin Ramchand Khalfan Khalfan Neil Gurmukh Richard Coutinho Sunira Chaudhri The following people (alphabetical by first name) are running as candidates for a two (2)…

The Criminal Lawyers’ Association is offering SABA Toronto members a modest incentive to join the CLA. With proof of membership in SABA Toronto, the CLA will discount the cost of its membership to a maximum of $50. If you are interested, please email sabatoronto@gmail.com with CLA Membership in the subject line and request proof of…

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…

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