SABA Toronto Past Award Winners

SABA Toronto’s achievement awards are presented annually to members of the Ontario legal profession in recognition of their outstanding dedication, creativity, initiative, achievement and contribution to the community, profession, legal scholarship and pro bono activities. Congratulations to all the recipients!

2015 Award Winners

Legal Excellence Awards

  • Bindu Dhaliwal
  • Hussein A. Hamdani
  • Isfahan Merali

Diversity Award

  • Kenneth Fredeen

2014 Award Winners

Legal Excellence Awards

  • Sanjeev Dhawan
  • Sunil Mathai
  • Bindu Cudjoe
  • Awanish Sinha

Diversity Award

  • Simon Fish

2013 Award Winners

  • President’s Award – Sukanya Pillai
  • Practitioner of the Year – Gita Anand
  • Young Practitioner – Gary Anandasangaree
  • In-house – Neil Puddicombe
  • Student– Devin Persaud

2012 Awards

  • Distinguished Career – Honourable Mr. Justice Russell G. Juriansz
  • In-House Counsel of the Year -Manju Jessa (Senior Counsel and Head of the International Wealth Management legal team at the RBC General Counsel Group)
  • Female Practitioner of the Year – Shalini Konanur (Executive Director of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario)
  • Male Practitioner of the Year – Faisal Bhabha (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • Student of the Year – Fahad Siddiqui (Osgoode Law School)

2011 Awards

  • Distinguished Career – Professor Emily F. Carasco (Windsor Law)
  • In-House Counsel of the Year – Av Maharaj (Kellogg Canada Inc)
  • Practitioner of the Year – Professor Sujit Choudhry (NYU School of Law)
  • Young Practitioner – Rahool P. Agarwal (Norton Rose LLP)
  • Student of the Year – Chanakya Sethi (Osgoode Law School)

2010 Awards

  • Distinguished Career – Raj Anand (Partner, WeirFoulds LLP)
  • Female Lawyer of the Year –Poonam Puri (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • Male Lawyer of the Year – Bobby Sachdeva (Pallett Valo LLP)

  • Young Practitioner of the Year –Emir Aly Crowne (Windsor Law)

2009 Awards

  • Distinguished Career Award: Malliha Wilson (Assistant Deputy Attorney General)
  • Female Lawyer of the Year: Jasmine Akbarali (Lerners LLP)
  • Male Lawyer of the Year: Subrata Bhattacharjee (Heena Blaikie LLP)
  • Young Practitioner of the Year: Aaron Arun Dhir (Osgoode Hall Law School)

2008 Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Vern Krishna (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
  • Female Lawyer of the Year: Soma Ray-Ellis (Himelfarb Proszanski LLP)
  • Male Lawyer of the Year: Andrew Pinto (Pinto Wray James LLP)
  • Young Practitioner of the Year: Pradeep Chand (Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP)