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,…

2016 SABA Awards The annual SABA Awards are one of the most prestigious legal awards in Toronto, celebrating the achievements of South Asian lawyers and their contribution to the legal profession. This year, the SABA Awards will honour leadership and excellence in the profession by South Asian lawyers, as well as outstanding commitment by an…

Congratulations to Rusty Juma, SABA Toronto’s former Vice President, who has been appointed as a Trustee of the SABA North America Foundation. The Foundation develops and funds programs that support legal education, legal research and public interest employment that benefits the South Asian legal community of North America and the South Asian community as a…

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