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 second annual Women's Day event celebrating the accomplishments of South Asian women in law.

When: March 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Where: Civic Plaza Hotel, Surrey, BC

Fasken presents this year's fireside chat featuring the Hon. Niki Sharma, KC, Attorney General of British Columbia. Attendance for this event is limited, so please register early in order to secure your spot. Registration opens February 25, 2023.

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 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.

Please join SABABC for the fireside chat, drinks and appetizers! Tickets are $25 for members and $75 for non-members. Non-members, please note that SABABC membership is $50/year. For more information, visit

If you have any questions, please contact Manroop K. Ghuman at or Harleen Randhawa at


March 31, 2023

Main Schedule

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Registration & Cocktail Reception
All attendees to check in at the registration table. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
6:30 PM - 6:40 PM
Opening and Land Acknowledgement
6:40 PM - 6:50 PM
Welcome Address from the Honourable Regional Administrative Judge Rita Bowry
6:50 PM - 8:00 PM
Fireside chat with the Honourable Niki Sharma, KC
Hon. Niki Sharma (KC, Attorney General of British Columbia)
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mingling and Networking


Hon. Niki Sharma (KC, Attorney General of British Columbia)

Hon. Niki Sharma

KC, Attorney General of British Columbia

Sponsors and Partners


Member PriceCAD $25


Public PriceCAD $75



Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection
13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

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