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SABA Spotlight Series – Kelvin Ramchand  

Kelvin’s family came from Berbice, Guyana. His cricket loving parents quickly became fans of baseball, a sport that most resembled it when they came to Canada. Kelvin is an avid a fan of both sports.

Kelvin is a Federal Crown Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and worked on high profile criminal cases including drug, organized crime, terrorism and wiretap prosecutions in Toronto. Kelvin is on the PPSC Student Committee and has a sincere commitment to mentorship, equity, diversity and inclusion in the office.  Kelvin joined SABA after being called to the Bar and previously served on the board from 2017-2018.  

What drew you to become a crown prosecutor? Did you imagine doing anything else? 

After being a prosecutor in my grade 7 mock trial, I was inspired to pursue a path in criminal law. I hoped to become a professional baseball player but realized that was unlikely being from Scarborough (still holding out hope the Jays will discover me one day!).

What do you enjoy about being part of the SABA board? 

Working with like-minded and passionate individuals who tirelessly advocate for important issues while providing mentorship to future South Asian lawyers.

What’s your favourite South Asian snack? 

Samosas with extra dipping sauce.

What do you like to do during your down time to relax? 

Learning to cook, listening to podcasts/audiobooks and playing or watching sports.

What’s something unique you have learned about the practice of law that you can share with other lawyers?

Law is a very people oriented practice. Be mindful of your reputation and always be respectful, kind and empathic.