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…

Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada are seeking public feedback on a proposal to help families access qualified family legal service providers. Family law includes divorce and separation, child custody and access, and child support. Currently, only lawyers are permitted to provide legal services in family law cases and this can lead to…

York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, York University’s Institute for Social Research, York University’s Centre for Human Rights and the Ontario Human Rights Commission invite you to attend a public lecture to look at new ways to stamp out racial profiling. Keynote speaker and renowned journalist Haroon Siddiqui will talk about existing and…

SURESHBHAI PATEL DENIED JUSTICE IN SECOND MISTRIAL TAINTED BY XENOPHOBIA The South Asian Bar Association of North America (“SABA North America”) expresses concern and disappointment after a second mistrial was declared in the case of Eric Parker, the Alabama police officer accused of assaulting and partially paralyzing Sureshbhai Patel. Particularly disappointing is the message that…

LSUC Tribunal Model Three-Year Review In June 2012 Convocation approved a new Tribunal model with an independent Tribunal Chair. Pursuant to the June 2012 Report, the Tribunal Committee is required to provide a report to Convocation, no later than April 2016, on the model’s implementation. The review is confined to an evaluation of the Tribunal…

SABA North America joined with IABA-Chicago and AABA Chicago to issue a statement about the Tuesday assault of a Sikh American man in a Chicago. Inderjit Singh Mukker was attacked on his way home from the grocery store. His attacker used racial slurs and told him to “go home.” The assailant has been apprehended and…

SABA Toronto (through its standing committee on advocacy) has made a submission to the MCSS against the common use of the practice of carding and advocating for greater regulation if the practice were to continue.  Read our submission below.

The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto is proud to endorse the following individuals for the 2015 LSUC Bencher Elections: Raj Anand                       http://www.weirfoulds.com/full-ranand Yavar Hameed                http://a2justice.ca/2015-lsuc-bencher-platform/ Isfahan Merali                 http://www.isfahanmerali.com/ Sandra Nishikawa           http://sandraforbencher.ca/ Tanya Walker                 http://tcwalkerlawyers.com/bencher.html SABA enthusiastically supports the above-named individuals for their demonstrated and long-standing commitment to equity, diversity…

The  South  Asian  Bar  Association  of  Toronto notes with concern certain comments reported by the Toronto Star (in an article entitled “Peter MacKay tries  to explain lack of diversity on federal courts” dated June 18, 2014) as  made  by Minister Peter MacKay with respect to the lack of diversity in federal  courts  and  the  Government…

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