Dear Members,

SABA Toronto is now 12 years strong and we have grown into the largest diverse bar association in Canada. We also represent the largest number of practicing South Asian lawyers anywhere in North America.

One of the highlights of our year is the Awards Gala where we take an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and recognize some of our deserving members.

This year the Gala will be held on November 14, 2017 at the Liberty Grand (25 British Columbia Road (on the Exhibition grounds) at 6 p.m.

This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Brown, leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives.

We are also celebrating the accomplishments of star appellate lawyer Tejinder Singh. Tejinder – a frequent media commentator is the first turbaned Sikh to argue a case at the US Supreme Court. He will share his insights on developments at that court and the need for diverse voices in appellate advocacy – on both sides of the border.

We will also be recognizing a number of lawyers who have achieved excellence in their areas of practice or have exceptionally contributed to our profession. The SABA Diversity Award will recognize an individual or organization that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to the promotion and recognition of diversity in the legal profession. We will be sending out an e-mail very shortly seeking nominations for these awards.

SABA Toronto is working very hard to make the Gala a memorable one, including some thoughtful new additions to the evening.

The cost of the table is $2250 for 10 guests. Individual tickets are $225. For non-profit lawyers, government counsel and sole practitioners the cost is $125. NCA and LPP candidates along with articling and law students that wish to attend should contact us at SABA Toronto.

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities please e-mail us at

We would be grateful if you could join us on the evening of November 14, 2017, as we celebrate the growing and dynamic South Asian bar and our contributions to the profession and our communities.

Hafeez S. Amarshi

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