South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia

The South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia (SABABC) is dedicated to, among other things, supporting the local South Asian community, promoting the professional development of South Asian lawyers, paralegals and law students, and representing the interests of South Asians locally, nationally and internationally.

SABABC is committed to promoting the professional development of the South Asian legal community through networking, advocacy and mentoring. SABABC hosts panels, continuing legal education courses, and workshops on career development, social justice issues, and current events.

SABABC aims to remove any barriers South Asian students may face in pursuing a career in the legal profession and those barriers faced by the South Asian community in learning about and accessing legal services and educational programs in the community.

We invite the South Asian community to please join SABABC in its commitment to achieving these goals.

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Event Details

SABABC is honoured to announce its inaugural Women's Day Event on March 8, 2022, featuring a panel of incredibly talented South Asian woman in the legal profession. Attendance for this event is limited, so please register early in order to secure your spot for dinner.


The purpose of the event is to:


  • Highlight the achievements of South Asian females in the legal profession;
  • Provide a safe space for South Asian female lawyers to gather and discuss the unique challenges they face in the legal profession; and
  • Provide an opportunity for networking and the development of informal mentorship relationships.


Our panelists include:


  • The Honourable Valli Chettiar, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Simmi K. Sandhu, Chair, Property Assessment Appeal Board
  • Vandana Sood, Supervising Lawyer, Rise Women's Legal Centre
  • Harleen Randhawa, Associate, Blakes
  • Karen Powar, Partner, Hamilton Duncan
  • Kamaljit Lehal, Moderator
  • Special guest, Jeevyn Dhaliwal QC, Second-Vice President, Law Society of British Columbia.


More panelists and speakers will be announced in the coming days. Please join SABABC for the panel and dinner! Tickets are free for members and $50 for non-members. Non-members, please note that SABABC membership is $50/year. For more information, visit sababc.com.


If you have any questions, please contact Anita K. Atwal at anita@anitaatwallaw.com. Due to limited seating, if you are no longer able to attend, please email Sahil Kesar at sahil.kesar@blakes.com to cancel your reservation.


Please be advised that all public health protocols will be observed at this event, and attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.

Speakers

The Honourable Judge Valli Chettiar (Judge at Provincial Court of British Columbia)

The Honourable Judge Valli Chettiar

Judge at Provincial Court of British Columbia

Jeevyn Dhaliwal (Associate Counsel at Larlee Rosenberg LLP)

Jeevyn Dhaliwal

Associate Counsel at Larlee Rosenberg LLP

Kamaljit Lehal (Lehal Law)

Kamaljit Lehal

Lehal Law

Karen Powar (Partner at Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation)

Karen Powar

Partner at Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation

Harleen Randhawa (Associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

Harleen Randhawa

Associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Simmi Sandhu (Chair at Property Assessment Appeal Board)

Simmi Sandhu

Chair at Property Assessment Appeal Board

Vandana Sood (Supervising Lawyer at Rise Women's Legal Centre)

Vandana Sood

Supervising Lawyer at Rise Women's Legal Centre

Agenda

March 8, 2022

Main Schedule

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Registration and Networking
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Opening Remarks
Remarks by SABABC Director Anita Atwal. This session includes appetizer service.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion
The Honourable Judge Valli Chettiar (Judge at Provincial Court of British Columbia)
Jeevyn Dhaliwal (Associate Counsel at Larlee Rosenberg LLP)
Kamaljit Lehal (Lehal Law)
Karen Powar (Partner at Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation)
Harleen Randhawa (Associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
Simmi Sandhu (Chair at Property Assessment Appeal Board)
Vandana Sood (Supervising Lawyer at Rise Women's Legal Centre)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Remarks by SABABC Director Anita Atwal. This session includes dinner service.

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Member Ticket

Member PriceFree

Non-Member Ticket

Public PriceC$50.-

Venue

Venue

Clove - The Art of Dining
14310 - 64 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

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For additional event or venue information, please send an email to info@sababc.com

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