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 faced by the South Asian community in accessing justice and educational programs in the community.
We invite all lawyers, paralegals, law students and judges to please join SABABC in its commitment to achieving these goals.
SABABC’s Executive and Board is made up of volunteers who take away time from their practices, families, and social lives to contribute to a greater cause. There is a lot of work to be done in the profession and in the community at large.
Rupinder Gosal has been involved with SABABC since 2015 and has since become a Director and a Co-Chairperson of the Student Mentorship Committee. She is committed to advancing the SABABC mandate of promoting the development of south Asian lawyers, law students, paralegals and staff.
Anita Atwal is an experienced labour, employment and human rights lawyer, workplace investigator and mediator. She has a keen interest in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion issues as they relate to legal practice. Anita acts for unions, employers and employees. She also has significant experience in governance issues. Anita brings a trauma informed and culturally competent approach to the practice of law and is a strong believer in empowering individuals and organizations with the tools to make the right decisions.
Hardeep S. Gill is an associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP specializing in tax and corporate commercial law. Hardeep received his J.D. at the University of British Columbia Law School in 2014. Hardeep serves SABABC as Chair of the Scholarship Committee and sits on the Fall Conference Committee.
Randy is a commercial real estate lawyer at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP and maintains a practice in both Ontario and British Columbia. Randy actively engages in a variety of mentoring and volunteer initiatives and joined SABABC to continue taking an active role within the South Asian community. Away from the office, Randy enjoys being in the outdoors, reading a good book and trying his hand at every sport.
Manveer Bisla is a lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Prior to joining Osler, Manveer was a lawyer at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Manveer obtained his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa and completed an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of British Columbia.
Aman is a real estate, lending, and corporate lawyer at KSW Lawyers in Surrey. He obtained his JD from the University of British Columbia. Aman is also an Instructor of real estate and mortgage law at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Jessie K. Sunner is In-House Legal Counsel for the Hospital Employees’ Union, where she specializes in labour, employment, and human rights law. Jessie obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary and her B.A. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. Jessie sits on the SABABC Advocacy Committee.