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SABA TORONTO PRESIDENT APPOINTED TO THE ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE

Saturday, February 24, 2018  
Posted by: Rishi Bagga
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For Immediate Release, February 24, 2018 

 

SABA TORONTO PRESIDENT APPOINTED TO THE ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE 

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Today, the Attorney General of Ontario appointed Hafeez Amarshi, SABA Toronto’s President and a Director of the South Asian Bar Association of North America, to the Ontario Court of Justice.

 

“Justice Amarshi is recognized as a legal thought leader not only in Toronto but throughout Canada,” said Rishi Bagga, President of SABA North America. “SABA is pleased to see the growing representation of talented South Asians in the Canadian judiciary. We have every confidence that Justice Amarshi will be a great jurist.” 

 

"In practice, Justice Amarshi was a kind, thoughtful and civil advocate. As SABA Toronto President, he was a capable leader. As a judge, he will be all those things and more," adds SABA Toronto's immediate past president Ranjan Agarwal.

 

Justice Hafeez Amarshi was called to the bar in 2002. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer, and most recently, as Crown counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Justice Amarshi also served on the Board of Directors for Flemingdon Community Legal Services and in 2012 was a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes contributions to Canadian citizenship and public service. The Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Amarshi to preside in Brampton. 

 

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About SABA North America 

SABA North America (formerly NASABA/North American South Asian Bar Association) is a voluntary bar organization and serves as an umbrella organization to 26 chapters in the United States and Canada. SABA North America is a recognized forum for professional growth and advancement for South Asian attorneys in North America and seeks to protect the rights and liberties of the South Asian community across the continent. Learn more at www.sabanorthamerica.com 

 

About SABA Toronto 

The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto is the GTA’s premier legal organization dedicated to promoting the objectives of South Asian members of the legal profession. Members of SABA Toronto include lawyers that self-identify as South Asian or are of South Asian origin, and lawyers that advocate on issues of relevance to the South Asian community. Our membership is dynamic, ever-expanding and includes lawyers from large and small law firms, sole practitioners, government agencies and departments, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Members of the judiciary, academics and law students also form an integral part of SABA Toronto. 

 

Aneesh Mehta 

Vice President of Public Relations 

South Asian Bar Association of North America 

321-243-7776 

 

Jasmine Singh 

Director of Communications 

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto 

jasmine.singh3@gmail.com