SABA Gala and Awards // The Circuit

This is the fourth year for the event and included several special guests

By Chelsea Thomas

On Tuesday November 24th, 2009

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Last week, the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA) hosted its impressive fourth annual gala and awards. The event included such guests such as former Supreme Court of Canada Justice The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Attorney General Chris Bentley and Minister of Government Services Harinder Takhar.

The event, held at Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, paid tribute to distinguished professionals in the South Asian legal community who have not only excelled in their profession, but who have also contributed to the South Asian community at large.

This year’s SABA Awards recipients included:

  • Distinguished Career Award: Malliha Wilson, Assistant Deputy Attorney General
  • Female Lawyer of the Year: Jasmine Akbarali, partner at Lerners LLP
  • Male Lawyer of the Year: Subrata Bhattacharjee, partner at Heena Blaikie LLP
  • Young Practitioner of the Year: Aaron Arun Dhir, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School

For a taste of this beautiful gala, check out these pictures:


Chelsea Thomas is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the bar this past spring, Chelsea has now returned from a summer in Thailand ready to hit the town covering various events in the legal community. Got something coming up that you’d like us to cover? Email tips@lawandstyle.ca.