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2024 SABA North America Annual Conference

2024 SABA North America Annual Conference

Presented by South Asian Bar Association of North America

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Location

Toronto Hilton
145 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON
Canada
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The South Asian Bar Association of North America’s (SABA-NA) Annual Conference is a professional development and networking event for South Asian lawyers in North America. This year, the in-person Annual Conference will take place at the Hilton Toronto in Toronto, ON from July 11-14, 2024. The Annual Conference includes several days of activities ranging from professional and networking development, cultural engagement and celebration, to substantive legal programming, all set over a celebratory backdrop of food, entertainment, and social events with a unique South Asian flavor.

Featured JAMS Panel #1:
Dancing with the Devil 
Friday, July 12, 2024
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
This panel will look at the sports, gambling, media, and Bollywood industries to discuss the following: (a) the intersection of legal and commercial realities within these industries; (2) the evolving nature of media rights and representation in sports and Bollywood; and (3) the art of strategic deal-making and contract negotiation, all for a global audience.

Featured JAMS Panel #2:
Decoding Workplace Investigations involving DEI issues
Friday, July 12, 2024
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Featured JAMS Panelist: Shirish Gupta
This panel will focus on the complex nature of workplace investigations involving concerns around DEI and Microaggressions. The panel will offer practical frameworks and best practices to effectively conduct such workplace investigations. Key topics that will be covered include: (1) recognizing nuances, impact, and manifestations of DEI issues; (2) best practices for conducting fair, impartial, and comprehensive investigations; (3) strategies to identify, address, and prevent microaggressions; (4) overcoming obstacles and biases in workplace investigations; and (5) strategies to cultivate inclusive environments. 
Featured JAMS Panel #3:
Grappling with the Employment Ramifications of speech in today's world
Saturday, July 13, 2024
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Recent and ongoing geopolitical events have triggered polarizing opinions that are difficult to publicly debate without ramifications. In the age of social media and “cancel culture,” this panel will assess how (a) North American employers can fairly allow space for respectful debate and the exercise of first amendment rights, even outside the workplace, and (b) employees and applicants for employment can exercise their rights and express their opinions respectfully, while having a firm grasp of the explicit and implicit employment consequences of their speech.

Featured People

Hon. Hugh L. Fraser(Ret.), O.C., FCIArb, FCollArb
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Shirish Gupta
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
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