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 www.whatwelost.com.

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



















Register here: http://york.imodules.com/s/1853/osgoode/interior.aspx?sid=1853&gid=3&pgid=859&cid=1861&ecid=1861

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).


OCI Mock Interviews – Registration and Student/Volunteer Information
It’s On Campus Interview (OCI) season. Please join SABA Toronto on Sunday September 18, 2022 for an interactive session on OCI interview strategies and tips, followed by mock interviews with SABA professionals. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to prepare for OCIs.

*Space is limited. Please only register if you plan on attending. Register by clicking here.
*You must have a PDF copy of your resume prepared to send to your interviewer(s) during this event.
*If you are a lawyer with experience conducting OCIs and are interested in serving as a volunteer interviewer for this event on Sunday September 18, 2022 between 6:30 and 8:00pm, please email us at sabatoronto@gmail.com.


As a reminder, The SABA AGM will be held virtually via Zoom at 5:30PM on Thursday, July 28, 2022 (the “Meeting”) for the following purposes:
  1. to receive and consider the annual financial statements of SABA Toronto;
  2. to elect up to six (7) directors for a two-year term and up to one (1) director for a one-year term;
  3. to transact such further or other business as may properly come before the Meeting (or any adjournment thereof).
Members of record as of the close of business on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting.
All members, especially members unable to join via Zoom for the Meeting, are requested to vote in advance by dating and signing this form of proxy and returning it to the proxyholder (by PDF or otherwise).
Please register for the AGM by clicking the link below to receive the link to the meeting. Registration is free and all SABA members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Board and what we have been up to this year.
We look forward to seeing you on July 28. If you are not able to make it, please make some time to submit your proxy so that your vote is counted!

SABA Board – Nominations Due

Statements of Interest Due Friday, July 8
Have you thought about getting more involved with SABA Toronto? Now is your chance to apply to join the SABA Toronto Board of Directors!
SABA Toronto’s Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on July 28, 2021. We will be holding an election for seven (7) seats on the Board of Directors for two-year terms (until July end 2024) and one (1) seat for a one-year term (until July end 2023).
The nomination process is now open! Please submit your nomination by this Friday, July 8, 2021.
Interested candidates must submit a statement of interest that will be sent to our membership to permit everyone to make an informed decision when it comes time to vote. Please make sure your statement of interest is no longer than one page.
Eligibility criteria: you must be a member of SABA Toronto and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario to qualify.
All statements of interest must be emailed to sabatoronto@gmail.com.

Joining the Bench – The Nuts and Bolts of How to Become a Judge

SABA is excited to hold this inaugural CPD programming tailored towards South Asian lawyers 5+ years post-call. We welcome the Honourable Justice Jasmine Akbarali (SCJ) and the Honourable Justice Hafeez Amarshi (OCJ) as our guests for this primer into why SABA Members should apply for the bench and what they can expect during the process.



[Not] Burning Down the House: M&A Tips from the In-House Counsel Perspective


Join SABA North America for a Webinar on [Not] Burning Down the House: M&A Tips from the In-House Counsel Perspective, the Next Installation of the Corporate Counsel College on Thursday April 28, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET.
We look forward to hearing from Deputy GC of League, Sony Gokhale, Vice President & Associate General Counsel of Avery Dennison Corporation, Bijal Shah, Assistant General Counsel of Exelon, Shaila Lakhani Ohri, and Paul Weiss Partner Krishna Veeraraghavan of Paul Weiss and so should you. This program is sponsored by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and is for in house and Paul Weiss personnel.
Register using the “Learn More” link below.