This past weekend has brought sad news for so many of our friends and allies. The U.S. government’s decision to arbitrarily ban Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East has created confusion and hardship, and will only further to harden the divides in our communities and around the world. And our collective hearts break…

Under Bill C-25, certain CBCA corporations would be required to make annual disclosure relating to diversity among their directors and members of senior management. SABA Toronto endorses Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute’s submission to expand the diversity clause to include other equality-seeking groups. Read the Diversity Institute’s letter: minister-bains-letter-v10

On December 5, 2016, the Law Society will be debating the recommendations of the Challenges Facing Racialized Licensees Working Group. This is a historic moment for diverse lawyers in Ontario. Join us at Convocation at 930am. Read SABA Toronto’s submission: letter-re-cfrl-submission-nov-14-2016

Earlier this month, SABA Toronto wrote to the Attorney General of Canada to thank her for the Government of Canada’s recent changes to the appointment process for federal judicial appointments. In addition, SABA Toronto advocated for amendments to the Federal Court Act to change the residency rule, which requires judges of that court to live…

On November 18, 2016, SABA Toronto filed a complaint with the Ontario Judicial Council under the Courts of Justice Act against Justice Bernd Zabel of the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton. As reported in the Globe and Mail: “Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel arrived at the John Sopinka courthouse in Hamilton on Wednesday morning…

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…

On October 21, 2016, SABA Toronto made a submission to the Law Society advocating against the recommendation to end the Law Practice Program. letter-re-pathways-pilot-project-oct-21-2016

SABA Toronto joined the Roundtable of Diversity Associations in calling for more effective strategies in outreach and education among workers in the Chinese Restaurant industry. Read our letter here: 2016-09-22 RODA letter to Minister of Labour

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…

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