Advocacy is the touchstone of SABA Toronto’s mission and is important to our members. At SABA Toronto, we advocate for disenfranchised minorities, inside and outside of the legal profession, students and foreign legal candidates.
It is our goal to ensure that ad hoc issues affecting our members and minorities at large are addressed and brought before the appropriate legal or regulatory body responsible for such matters.
In this effort, SABA Toronto regularly meets with members of government, the judiciary and business community to bring forward important issues such as judicial diversity, prejudices to racialized licensees and barriers faced by female licensees.
Pro-Bono / Community Outreach Committee
The Pro-Bono/Community Outreach Committee (the “PBCO”) is aimed at addressing access to justice issues for racialized minorities in Toronto. To this end, the PBCO seeks to partner with social justice organizations that serve racialized minority populations to offer seminars, clinics and presentations on a variety of legal topics.
If your community organization would like to discuss partnership opportunities or if you are lawyer who would like to get involved in this initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SABA Toronto Annual Gala and Awards Dinner, now in its 14th year, will promise to be a hot-ticket event. Each year the Annual Gala and Awards Dinner showcases talented lawyers from our bar and the important work that SABA Toronto is doing throughout the year. The Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is also a great place to network and meet old and new colleagues from across the bar. Past keynote speakers include, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Former Premier Kathleen Wynne, Neil Pasricha, and Rais Bhuiyan. A beautiful set multi-course dinner will be served to all those in attendance.
Although SABA does not have a formalized membership program we encourage all SABA members searching for a Mentor or Vice Versa to update on their member profile. This year the mandate of the mentorship committee is to:
– Build on success of the Student Liaison program
– Hold 2 events in conjunction with SALSA programs at law schools in Ontario
– Hold 1 CPD event (our past two events covered Real Estate and Financial Statements)
– Hold our annual student event at McMillan on recruitment tips and resume building (Spring 2019)
– Hold events and initiatives dedicated to serving the needs of National Committee on Accreditation (“NCA”) candidates to the profession, as well as building a network for foreign trained lawyers.
If you are interested in learning more about mentorship please email email@example.com.
Social and Networking Committee
The Social & Networking committee organizes and promotes social events to encourage community building and networking opportunities amongst the membership.
The sponsorship committee is responsible for ensuring that SABA Toronto has the means to achieve its goals and provide members with important resources and professional content. Our sponsorship committee can help you build a sponsorship package that is unique and which creates a mutual partnership between your organization and SABA Toronto.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
SABA Women’s Committee is dedicated to creating a safe space for racialized licensees that identify as female and all those who support them. The committee aims to hold events that address the unique barriers faced by South Asian female lawyers and advocate for women’s issues not only in the Bar, but in the community as whole. The committee focuses its efforts on providing female licensees opportunities to network, learn and grow as professionals as well as on giving back to the community via advocacy work targeting issues impacting women in South Asian communities.
If you would like to get involved in this initiative, please contact email@example.com.