Skip to content

SABA Toronto Annual Awards

President’s Award: SABA will occasionally award an individual with the President’s Award. The President’s Award is awarded at the discretion of SABA’s President in recognition of the significate contribution of it’s recipient to their profession and community.

The SABA Legal Excellence Award recognizes lawyers who have achieved excellence in their areas of practice or have exceptionally contributed to the profession. Successful candidates need not have reached a senior-level position, however their track-record should reflect a strong potential for distinction and leadership. Nominations are invited from lawyers of all levels of seniority in law firms, corporations, government, academia and alternate legal careers. Nominees must be members of SABA as of the date of application.

The SABA Diversity Award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to the promotion and recognition of diversity in the legal profession. Winners will be drawn from members of the legal profession not limited to members of SABA and organizations that employ legal professionals.

2020
2020 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Yasmin Dawood
  • Sahil Zaman
President’s Award
  • Ian Hanomansing
2020
2019
2019 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Natasha Bakht
Diversity Award
  • Ritu Bhasin
President’s Award
  • Ranjan Agarwal
2019
2018
2018 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Sunny Sodhi
  • Usman M. Sheikh
Diversity Award
  • Faisal Mirza
President’s Award
  • Tejinder Singh
2018
2017
2017 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy
  • Arif Virani
Diversity Award
  • Canadian Cross Border Legal Coalition (CCBLC)
President’s Award
  • Tejinder Singh
2017
2016
2016 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Yasir Naqvi
Diversity Award
  • Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law
2016
2015
2015 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Bindu Dhaliwal
  • Hussein A. Hamdani
  • Isfahan Merali
Diversity Award
  • Kenneth Fredeen
2015
2014
2014 Award Winners
Legal Excellence Awards
  • Sanjeev Dhawan
  • Sunil Mathai
  • Bindu Cudjoe
  • Awanish Sinha
Diversity Award
  • Simon Fish
2014
2013
2013 Award Winners
President’s Award
  • Sukanya Pillai
Practitioner of the Year
  • Gita Anand
Young Practitioner
  • Gary Anandasangaree
In-House
  • Neil Puddicombe
Student of the Year
  • Devin Persaud
2013
2012
2012 Award Winners
Distinguished Career
  • Honourable Mr. Justice Russell G. Juriansz
In-House Counsel of the Year
  • Manju Jessa (Senior Counsel and Head of the International Wealth Management legal team at the RBC General Counsel Group)
Female Practitioner of the Year
  • Shalini Konanur (Executive Director of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario)
Male Practitioner of the Year
  • Faisal Bhabha (Osgoode Hall Law School)
Student of the Year
  • Fahad Siddiqui (Osgoode Law School)
2012
2011
2011 Award Winners
Distinguished Career
  • Professor Emily F. Carasco (Windsor Law)
In-House Counsel of the Year
  • Av Maharaj (Kellogg Canada Inc)
Practitioner of the Year
  • Professor Sujit Choudhry (NYU School of Law)
Young Practitioner
  • Rahool P. Agarwal (Norton Rose LLP)
Student of the Year
  • Chanakya Sethi (Osgoode Law School)
2011
2010
2010 Award Winners
Distinguished Career
  • Raj Anand (Partner, WeirFoulds LLP)
Female Lawyer of the Year
  • Poonam Puri (Osgoode Hall Law School)
Male Lawyer of the Year
  • Bobby Sachdeva (Pallett Valo LLP)
Young Practitioner of the Year
  • Emir Aly Crowne (Windsor Law)
2010
2009
2009 Award Winners
Distinguished Career
  • Malliha Wilson (Assistant Deputy Attorney General)
Female Lawyer of the Year
  • Jasmine Akbarali (Lerners LLP)
Male Lawyer of the Year
  • Subrata Bhattacharjee (Heena Blaikie LLP)
Young Practitioner of the Year
  • Aaron Arun Dhir (Osgoode Hall Law School)
2009
2008
2008 Award Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Vern Krishna (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
Female Lawyer of the Year
  • Soma Ray-Ellis (Himelfarb Proszanski LLP)
Male Lawyer of the Year
  • Andrew Pinto (Pinto Wray James LLP)
Young Practitioner of the Year
  • Pradeep Chand (Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP)
2008

Become a Member

X