May 6, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Please join the Law Society of Ontario, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) and the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA) for the annual Asian and South Asian Heritage Month program. This is an opportunity to celebrate the long history and enormous contributions of Asian and South Asian paralegals and lawyers within the legal community in Ontario.

This year’s program will feature welcoming remarks from the Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario, the presidents of FACL and SABA, a panel discussion and an artistic performance airing the richness of Asian and South Asian cultures.

Our panel of speakers will explore a wide array of topics including, pay equity, career advancement for BIPOC communities, judicial diversity, the judicial appointment process, hiring practices and unconscious bias.


Justice Hafeez S. Amarshi

Ontario Court of Justice

Shelina Lalji

Founder and President, Shelina Lalji Professional Corporation

Founder, KortFort

Paralegal Bencher, Law Society of Ontario

Sandeep Tatla

Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer


Steven Ngo

Senior Counsel, Visier

Founder, Beyond the A

Vice President, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers B.C.


This public event is free. For additional information and to receive the video link, please register here.

Please note that the application for CPD Professionalism-EDI accreditation is pending.

The Law Society of Ontario makes reasonable accommodations to enable persons with disabilities to attend and participate in its programs, including providing auxiliary aids and services upon request and removing architectural and communication barriers that are structural in nature where readily achievable. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact In order for the Law Society to be able to make the necessary arrangements for accommodation, we require that you provide your request for accommodation at least a week (7 days) prior to the program date.