Congratulations to Jayashree Goswami, who has been appointed to the Ontario government’s Anti-Racism Strategic Plan Consultation Group. A Better Way Forward: Ontario’s 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan is the province’s commitment to change the way we do things and break down barriers to advance racial equity. This means reviewing government policies, programs and services to find…

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…

An adhoc group of volunteer lawyers (and articling students) across Canada are working with the CCLA, CARL, and the Refugee Hub to support the ACLU by having volunteers at airports to assist travelers affected by the U.S.’s immigration ban. YYZ and YOW are among airports where more help is needed. The volunteer sign up is…

SABA Toronto is jointly hosting a panel discussion on public appointments and recruitment for Boards of Directors on March 10, 2017, at 4pm – 6pm. at Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office. This event is specifically targeted at mid-career lawyers (7+ years call to the bar) who may be interested in appointments to the judiciary, tribunals and…

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…

Photos from the 2016 SABA Gala, with keynote speaker Rais Bhuiyan.

We here at SABA Toronto strongly believe in the value of diverse representatives on Canada’s various federal boards and tribunals.   To that end, we encourage all of you to take a look at the list of vacancies here and apply.  

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,…

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