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

The Law Society would like to hear views on options to promote better legal practices through a proactive approach to regulation. Compliance-based entity regulation is a proactive form of regulation which may serve the public interest by helping lawyers and paralegals improve their practice standards and client service. The Law Society would like your views…

On February 25, 2016 SABA’s Advocacy Committee issued a press release with respect to the restoring the age of dependency to its pre-2014 levels.

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General is currently examining alternative models for the delivery of civil enforcement services. In particular, the Ontario Government is considering whether there should be a move from public enforcement officers delivering civil enforcement services to a model whereby civil enforcement services are delivered by delegated administrative authorities or local…

SABA North America urges President Barack Obama to nominate a South Asian jurist to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read SABA North America’s statement here. Though SABA Toronto and its members do not have a direct interest in the SCOTUS appointment, we support increased diversity on all of our judicial benches. We think the U.S. is…

The Law Society of Upper Canada is considering compliance-based entity regulation as an alternative form of regulation. More information is available on the Law Society’s website. SABA Toronto is considering making submissions to the Law Society on this proposed new form of regulation. SABA Toronto welcomes the diverse views of our membership. Comments can be…

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