Award announcement

Isfahan Merali receives 2015 SABA Legal Award

January 15, 2016

The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Toronto is proud to announce that Isfahan Merali is a recipient of the 2015 SABA Legal Award.

Ms Merali is a graduate and former Human Rights Fellow of U of T’s Faculty of Law.   She was Counsel to the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1995 to 2012. She has served as Acting Director of U of T’s International Human Rights Programme. Currently, she is Tribunal Counsel to the Consent & Capacity Board, practicing administrative and mental health law. In 2015, Ms Merali was elected as a Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada and appointed as Bencher Adjudicator to the Law Society Tribunal. She is the first female South Asian Bencher in the Law Society’s history.

Congratulations Isfahan!

The Legal Excellence Awards are presented to members of the Ontario legal profession in recognition of their outstanding dedication, creativity, initiative, achievement and contribution to the community, profession, legal scholarship and pro bono activities.

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto

The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto is dedicated to promoting the objectives of South Asian members of the legal profession. Members of SABA 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, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Members of the judiciary, academics and law students also form an integral part of SABA. We are part of the North American South Asian Bar Association.

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