1.Promoting diversity and raising awareness.
2.Promoting awareness regarding Mental Health issues and creating programs
to better equip lawyers dealing with stress and depression.
3.Promoting and creating programs to mentor new calls by developing a
mentor ship plan pairing lawyers so that we can be of value and help each
4.Working on equity initiatives to increase inclusion, focusing on women and
5.Better screening of complaints to exclude frivolous and vexatious complaints
My name is Saidaltaf Patel and I am first generation immigrant. I came to Canada with my young children in 2002. As a new immigrant, I worked several jobs prior to completing the qualifying process and being called to the Bar. This was a difficult process but I never gave up and the hard work paid off.
Prior to immigrating, I practiced law in India for several years. I have been an advocate for human rights and a big part of my practice involved Immigration law representing individuals who desperately required legal representation.
I feel privileged to be a part of this noble profession and would like an opportunity to be a bencher in Law Society of Ontario.
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