For Immediate Release, August 5, 2020


TORONTO, ONTARIO – The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA Toronto) held their Annual General Meeting on July 30, 2020. During the meeting, new board members and a new executive were also elected. SABA also recognized its Student Recognition Award Winners during this meeting.

SABA Board of Directors, 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 Board of Directors of SABA in alphabetical order by last name are:

Aarondeep Bains

Anisha Bhardwaj

Monty Dhaliwal

Amandeep Dhillon

Maneesha Gupta

Ravi Jain

Melissa Krishna

Sarah Malik

Ashok Menen

Devin Persaud

Richa Sandill

Janani Shanmuganathan

Jasmine Singh

Amrita Tamber

Annie Tayyab

SABA Toronto would like to thank all the outgoing Board members for their leadership and work.

SABA Board Executive

Aarondeep Bains of Aird & Berlis LLP has been re-elected as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto. “I look forward to working with our strong board and leading SABA Toronto as we work on important advocacy and diversity issues facing racialised licensees during the next year,” said Bains.

Jasmine Singh has been elected as Vice-President, Devin Persaud appointed as Treasurer, and Annie Tayyab elected as Secretary.

SABA Student Recognition Award Winners

SABA Toronto would also like to congratulate our Student Recognition Award Winners: Rono Khan from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Shailaja Nadarajah from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Gurvir Sangha from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Jayashree Sivakumar from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. All award winners were selected due to their outstanding contributions to their schools, SALSA Chapters, local communities, and outstanding academic achievements.

About SABA Toronto

The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto is the GTA’s premier legal organization dedicated to promoting the objectives of South Asian members of the legal profession. Members of SABA Toronto include lawyers that self-identify as South Asian or are of South Asian origin, and lawyers that advocate on issues of relevance to the South Asian community. Our membership is dynamic, ever-expanding and includes lawyers from large and small law firms, sole practitioners, government agencies and departments, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Members of the judiciary, academics and law students also form an integral part of SABA Toronto.

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