SABA Celebration of the Hon. George Strathy in Partnership with BLG

We’re delighted to announce, in partnership with our friends at Borden Ladner Gervais, that we are hosting a celebration for former Chief Justice of Ontario, the Honourable George R. Strathy on June 19th.

Featuring BLG Partner Tamara Tomomitsu and SABA Toronto President Devin Persaud, this is an event you won’t want to miss. A networking reception will follow the conversation and related remarks.

Where: BLG’s offices at 22 Adelaide Street West W- Suite 3400

When: 5:15 PM-5:40 PM – Registration

5:45-6:00 PM – Opening Remarks

6:00 PM-7:00 PM – Fireside Chat/Panel

7:00 PM -8:00 PM – Networking Reception

Cost: This event is FREE for all SABA, RODA, FACL, Law Students and BLG Members. Please register using the link above (


However, as space is limited please do not register unless you intend on attending. Consistent no-shows will be banned from future SABA events.

As part of the celebration SABA will be matching all contributions (up to $1,000) to the George R. Strathy Award endowment at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law. Please use the below QR code and follow the steps to donate!

SABA – KCLA – CABL – FACL – Special Bencher Election Social in Support of The Good Governance Coalition – Meet Your Benchers Candidates

Lawyers and paralegals across Ontario will vote in April to elect benchers who will govern the Law Society of Ontario. The Good Governance Coalition’s candidates bring incredible depth, experience, and leadership, and include among them past presidents and directors of virtually every major legal association in Ontario. Its candidates understand the importance of EDI in our profession and they themselves reflect its broad diversity. We invite all supporters to meet colleagues and friends and candidates of the GGC.

Register at the following link: click here

3rd Annual Women Lawyers’ Symposium

In recognition of International Women’s Day, join us at the Women Lawyers’ Symposium on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 9:30 – 3:30 for learning and networking opportunities for female-identifying lawyers at all stages of their careers.

Lunch and refreshments are included, and halal and vegetarian options are available.
Price: $10 (Early Bird) / $20 (Regular) | CPD Accreditation Pending.

Register here:

2023 New Year Kick-off Event with OsgoodePD: What WE Lost

Join SABA Canada and OsgoodePD for a Fireside Chat with Osgoode Alumni, Partner at Milbank, and Bestselling Author, Tawfiq Rangwala on Thursday January 26 at 5:30 PM EST.

The event will be held at the Osgoode Professional Development (1 Dundas Street West, 26th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3).

The event will include welcoming remarks followed by an in-depth discussion on Tawfiq’s Canadian bestseller – “What WE Lost”.

Tawfiq will not only discuss the WE Charity Scandal but also the story of his legal career, beginning in Canada and flourishing into an accomplished partner (and now author) in New York. He will also discuss how he employed his skills as an advocate in navigating this crisis and writing this book.

A Networking Reception sponsored by SABA North America will follow the book discussion, and will the opportunity to network and have a copy of What WE Lost signed.

Attendance for this program is FREE for Osgoode students, alumni, and SABA Members.

Please only register in-person if you plan on attending as space is limited. Frequent no-shows will be barred from attending future SABA events.


What We Lost includes a foreword by former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell. An audio book version is also available, and is read by Martin Luther King III. More information on What We Lost can be found at

[Reception Sponsor] From Classroom to Caselaw: Human Rights Experiential Learning in the Code’s 60th Year



















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Join us on Nov. 1 for an afternoon of celebration, reflection and forward-thinking on the topic of experiential legal education in human rights with the HRLSC and Osgoode Hall Law School. This free, half-day symposium will honour the HRLSC’s and Osgoode’s collaborative Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program (ADIP) and the 60th anniversary of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The symposium will bring together human rights faculty and practitioners to review developments in human rights law and consider the ever-growing importance of introducing law students to Ontario’s human rights system.

Join our Panels of speakers representing a diverse group of scholars and lawyers as they discuss best practices that promote flexibility and principled advocacy and envision how to prepare future generations of legal minds when facing human rights issues in a new era of shifting, global challenges. We will look at the development of the Code, human rights jurisprudence, and the role of experiential education now and into the future; seeking out a bold, long-term vision for human rights legal practitioners in Ontario.

Please note: For greatest accessibility to all interested in attending, the event is staged as a hybrid presentation with live webcast and limited in-person attendance. This registration page is only for access to the online streaming program running from 1 pm to 4:10 pm. Please register here to receive a link to the webcast livestreaming of the event.

To RSVP to attend in-person, please go to our in-person sign-up page on Eventbrite.

Please note:  For greatest accessibility to all interested in attending, the event is staged as a hybrid presentation with live webcast and limited in-person attendance. For access to the online streaming program running from 1 pm to 4:10 pm, please register here: From Classroom to Case Law: Human Rights Experiential Learning in the Code’s 60th Year.

The event will qualify for CPD and EDI hours with the Law Society of Ontario. 

Diwali Celebration with the Ontario Bar Association













The Ontario Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association invite you to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas on October 26, 2022 at the OBA Conference Centre. Share sweets, stories and spend time with friends and colleagues.

We are pleased to welcome special guest: The Honourable Justice Ranjan Agarwal

  • Date: Wednesday October 26, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • LocationOBA Conference Centre (20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8)
  • Price: Non-Members: $25 (plus applicable tax) | CBA/SABA Members: Free (Discount code mailed to SABA members).