Raj practises in the areas of human rights, constitutional and administrative law, labour relations, civil litigation, professional negligence and discipline. He is a former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and presently acts for complainants and respondents in internal investigations and Ontario and federal applications. He has acted as a Board of Inquiry under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Police Services Act, as Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal and as counsel to a number of administrative tribunals.

Raj has spoken and written on diverse subjects including trial, appellate and administrative advocacy and human rights. He graduated with the Dean's Key in 1978 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He served in 1986-1987 as a Task Force to the Ontario Government on the Law Concerning Trespass to Publicly-used Property as it Affects Youth and Minorities.

In 1997, Raj was the first recipient of The Advocates' Society Award of Justice. His experience as an adjunct professor includes "The New Administrative Law" in the LL.M. programme at Osgoode Hall Law School and "Diversity and the Legal Profession" at U of T's Faculty of Law. He has acted for a variety of parties in public interest litigation and commissions of inquiry. For seven years he was the Advocates' Society representative on the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Boards of Directors of two community clinics and Legal Aid Ontario, the Advocates' Society and Pro Bono Law Ontario, and as President of the latter organization and the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council. He is presently a member of the Equality Rights Panel of the Federal Court Challenges Programme.

In 2003, Raj received the Law Society Medal, the highest honour awarded by the governing body of the legal profession in Ontario, and in 2007 and 2011 he was elected by the profession to four-year terms as a bencher of the Law Society. In June 2007, he was awarded Professional Man of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. In April 2008, he was appointed by the Province of Ontario as the Founding Chair of its Human Rights Legal Support Centre. In 2010 Raj received the award for Distinguished Career from the South Asian Bar Association. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Roy McMurtry Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School to teach ethics and professionalism.

Raj Anand is a senior civil litigation, administrative and human rights lawyer and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Raj practises in the areas of human rights, constitutional and administrative law, labour relations, civil litigation, professional negligence and discipline. He is a former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and presently acts for complainants and respondents in internal investigations and Ontario and federal applications. He has acted as a Board of Inquiry under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Police Services Act, as Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal and as counsel to a number of administrative tribunals.

Raj has spoken and written on diverse subjects including trial, appellate and administrative advocacy and human rights. He graduated with the Dean's Key in 1978 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He served in 1986-1987 as a Task Force to the Ontario Government on the Law Concerning Trespass to Publicly-used Property as it Affects Youth and Minorities.

In 1997, Raj was the first recipient of The Advocates' Society Award of Justice. His experience as an adjunct professor includes "The New Administrative Law" in the LL.M. programme at Osgoode Hall Law School and "Diversity and the Legal Profession" at U of T's Faculty of Law. He has acted for a variety of parties in public interest litigation and commissions of inquiry. For seven years he was the Advocates' Society representative on the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Boards of Directors of two community clinics and Legal Aid Ontario, the Advocates' Society and Pro Bono Law Ontario, and as President of the latter organization and the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council. He is presently a member of the Equality Rights Panel of the Federal Court Challenges Programme.

In 2003, Raj received the Law Society Medal, the highest honour awarded by the governing body of the legal profession in Ontario, and in 2007 and 2011 he was elected by the profession to four-year terms as a bencher of the Law Society. In June 2007, he was awarded Professional Man of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. In April 2008, he was appointed by the Province of Ontario as the Founding Chair of its Human Rights Legal Support Centre. In 2010 Raj received the award for Distinguished Career from the South Asian Bar Association. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Roy McMurtry Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School to teach ethics and professionalism.

Notable Mandates

Chair, Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2010)

Counsel on Air India and Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiries

Counsel, Quebec Secession Reference (S.C.C.) and Ontario "Spouse-in-the-House" case.

Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission (1988-1989)

Reported Cases

Re Porter, (2014), CarswellNfld 221 (Nlfd Prov Ct)

CUPE and CSU (3RPG/MB13), (2014), CarswellMan 768 (Man Arb)

Nutakki v. Ontario (Health Professions Appeal and Review Board), (2014), ONSC 5396

Re CUPE and CSU, (2014), CarswellOnt 1949 (Ont Arb)

Khapar v. Air Canada, (2014), FC 138

Coote v. Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Co., (2013), FCA 143

Re CUPE and CSU (Dugale), (2013), CarswellOnt 10745 (Ont Arb)

Richardson v. Kimberley, 2012 ONSC 1050

Trozzi v. College of Nurses of Ontario, (2010), CHRR Doc. 10-2542 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Toussaint v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), (2010), 323 D.L.R. (4th) 372 (F.C.)

Toussaint v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), (2010), 323 D.L.R. (4th) 338 (F.C.)

Loomba v. Home Depot Canada Inc., (2010), CHRR Doc. 10-2084 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Regular v. Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, (2010), 300 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 212 (Nfld. S.C.)

M.D. v. Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society, [2010] O.J. No. 2270

Galipo v. St. George Property Management, (2010), CHRR Doc. 10-0247 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Weitzman v. SAP Canada Inc., (2009), 256 O.A.C. 88 (Div. Ct.)

Galipo v. St. George Property Management, (2009), CHRR Doc. 09-2251 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Homonay v. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, (2009), CHRR Doc. 09-2009 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Toussaint v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), (2009), 83 Imm. L.R. (3d) 51 (F.C.)

Gunther v. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, (2009), 83 Imm. L.R. (3) 39 (Fed. Ct.)

Krena v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), (2009) 83 Imm. L.R. (3d) 29 (F.C.)

Cooper et al v. The Attorney General for Ontario (2009), 311 D.L.R. (4th) 480 (Div. Ct.)

Andrachuk v. Bell Globemedia, (2009), 71 C.C.E.L. (3d) 224 (Div. Ct.)

Loomba v. Home Depot Canada Inc., (2008), CHRR Doc. 08-1039 (Ont. Human Rights Tribunal)

Mughal (Re), (2008), 174 C.L.R.B.R. (2d) 267 (C.I.R.B.)

Stetler v. Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board, (2008), 234 O.A.C. 366 (Div. Ct.)

Zubovits v. Ontario (Human Rights Commission), (2008), C.L.L.C. 230-002 (Div. Ct.)

Labourview Co-operative Homes Inc. v. Chatham-Kent (Municipality) (2007), 58 R.P.R. (4th) 220 (Div. Ct.)

MacDonald v. Commissioner of the Cornwall Public Inquiry (2006), 271 D.L.R. (4th) 436 (Div. Ct.)

Gray (Litigation Guardian of) v. Ontario (2006), 212 O.A.C. 223 (Div. Ct.)

Gray (Litigation Guardian of) v. Ontario (2006), 264 D.L.R. (4th) 717 (Div. Ct.)

Amerato v. Registrar (Motor Vehicle Dealers Act) (2005), 257 D.L.R. (4th) 146 (C.A.)

Folland v. Reardon, (2005), 249 D.L.R. (4th) 167 (C.A.)

Bartlett v. Hordo (2004), 184 O.A.C. 196 (Div. Ct.)

Gurofsky v. Ontario Human Rights Commission et al. (2004), 70 O.R. (3d) 25 (Div. Ct.)

McEachran v. Society of Energy Professionals, (2004), 114 C.L.R.B.R. (2d) 186 (ON L.R.B.)

Iness v. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (2004), 236 D.L.R. (4th) 241 (C.A.)

Polewsky v. Home Hardware Stores Ltd. (2003), 66 O.R. (3d) 600 (Div. Ct.)

Iness v. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (2002), 220 D.L.R. (4th) 682 (C.A.)

Publications

"Your Employee is Under My Care: An Employer's Rights and Responsibilities with respect to Medical Information", WeirFoulds LLP, April 2016 (with Sarah Yun, S. Priya Morley, and Hayley Peglar)

"Addressing Conflicting Human Rights: Some Recent Case Law", WeirFoulds LLP, November 2015 (with S. Priya Morley)

"M.H. v. College of Nurses of Ontario", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2014 (with Alan Bromstein and Debbie Tarshis)

"Real Change? Reflections on Employment Equity's Last Thirty Years", Chapter 3 in Employment Equity in Canada – The Legacy of the Abella Report (ed. Carol Agócs), University of Toronto Press, July 2014

"A Checklist for Access to Administrative Justice Today", 27 C.J.A.L.P. 235., June 2014

"A Checklist for Access to Administrative Justice Today", Paper delivered at The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2014, Toronto, March 2014

"Recent Developments in Judicial Review", Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (Toronto: Carswell), October 2013

"Accountability, Transparency and Professional Ethics: Today's Challenges for the Ontario College of Teachers", WeirFoulds LLP, June 2013

"Choosing the Right Forum for Human Rights Claims: The Aftermath and Implications of Figliola and Trozzi", 41 Adv Q 24, April 2013

"2010 Update: Judicial Review of Professional Discipline Decisions", Paper updated to 2013 and delivered at The Osgoode Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Toronto, 31 January 2013, January 2013

"Working in Canada: An Overview of Employment Law", WeirFoulds LLP, October 2011 (with Krista Chaytor, Albert Formosa, Sean Foran, Les O'Connor, Maralynne Monteith, John Wilkinson, N. William Ross, Rachel Goldenberg, and Faren Bogach)

"Three Developments at the Human Rights Tribunal under Bill 107", The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2011, Toronto, ON, February 2011

"2011 Update: Judicial Review of Professional Discipline Decisions", Osgoode, Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Toronto, ON, February 2011

"Reflections on Employment Equity's Last Quarter Century", University of Western Ontario, London, ON, September 2010

"Damages for Unconstitutional Actions: A Rule in Search of a Rationale", National Journal of Constitutional Law (27 N.J.C.L. 159), August 2010

"Tribunal Application of the Human Rights Code: Tranchemontagne and Beyond", Law Society of Upper Canada, The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer, Toronto, ON, February 2010

"2009 Update: Judicial Review of Professional Discipline Decisions", Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Toronto, ON, December 2009

"The New Ontario Human Rights System: Some Trends from the Tribunal's First Year", Ontario Bar Association, Professional Development, 19th Annual Operation Update, October 2009

"Damages for Unconstitutional Action: A Rule in Search of a Rationale", 8th Annual Ontario Bar Association Charter Conference, September 2009

"Recent Developments in Constitutional Law: Constitutional Decisions and Trends in the Ontario Courts Over the Last Year", 23 National Journal of Constitutional Law (co-authored with Mandy Seidenberg), August 2009

"Use of the Charter in Professional Discipline Proceeding", The Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 35 No. 4, July 2009

"The Legal and Human Rights Ramifications of Serology Testing for Dental Professionals", Royal College of Dental Surgeons (co-authored with Carrie Bowker), May 2009

"Charter Application by Administrative Tribunals", OBA The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyers 2009, LSUC, February 2009

"Introduction to the HRLSC", Renewing Our Commitment to Human Rights: Law and Policy Reform in Alberta, Sheldon Chumir Foundation, January 2009

"Working Effectively with Clients Who Do Not Speak English or French", Law Society of Upper Canada, December 2008

"Human Rights Reform in Ontario", Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 3rd Annual Lawyers' Luncheon, November 2008

"Accommodating Diversity – Stakeholder Perspectives", COBA Conference, Toronto, November 2008

"Bill 107: The Dawn of Direct Access to Human Rights Enforcement", Litigating in the New Ontario Human Rights Regime, Law Society of Upper Canada, 9th Annual Employment Law Summit, October 2008

"2008 Administrative Law Update", and Co-Chair, Canadian Institute's 8th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Conference, October 2008

"Serology Testing", Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation Conference, Montreal, October 2008

"Bill 107: The Dawn of Direct Access to Human Rights Enforcement", Human Rights Law, OBA 18th Annual Operation Update, October 2008

"The Role of Human Rights Statutes in Advancing Equality", Discrimination and Equality Rights, OBA 7th Annual Charter Conference, September 2008

"Human Rights 101", How to Apply the Human Rights Code in Your Tribunal", Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators Human Rights Workshop, September 2008

"Strategies and Possibilities for the Next Few Decades", Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights Colloquium on Constitutional Litigation, September 2008

"Drug testing standoff ", WeirFoulds LLP - Litigation - Employment Update - Summer 2008, June 2008

"Accommodation of Religious Rights and Customs in Employment", Police Employment in 2008, Emerging Issues and Legal Developments, Police Association of Ontario, March 2008

"The Role of Human Rights Statutes in Advancing Equality", 25 National Journal of Constitutional Law (co-authored with Tiffany Tsun), January 2008

"The Role of Human Rights Statutes in Advancing Equality", 25 National Journal of Constitutional Law 161, January 2008

"Recent Developments in Constitutional Law: Constitutional Decisions and Trends in the Ontario Courts Over the Last Year", (2007), 23 National Journal of Constitutional Law 43 (co-authored with Mandy Seidenberg)

"Pleadings in Mediation, Arbitration and Tribunals", The Art of Pleading: Mastering the Fine Strokes, Ontario Bar Association, November 30, 2007

"E-Record Management, E-Discovery, E-Evidence in Human Rights and Other Administrative Law Proceedings", Insight Information, October 24, 2007

"Access to Administrative Justice: A Comparative Review", Administrative Law Conference, Access to Administrative Justice, The Law Society of Upper Canada, October 24, 2007

"Fostering Pro Bono Service in the Legal Profession: Challenges Facing the Pro Bono Ethic", Ninth Colloquium on the Legal Profession, Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism, October 19, 2007

"Cross Canada Update: Key Decisions and Developments That Impact Your Work", 7th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Conference, The Canadian Institute, October 18, 2007

"Constitutional Decisions and Trends in the Ontario Courts Over the Last Year", 6th Annual Charter Conference: The Charter at 25, Ontario Bar Association, September 28, 2007

"Recent Developments in Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege: an Analysis of Blank v. Canada (Minister of Justice) and Celanese Canada Inc. v. Murray Demolition Corp.", Litigation Privilege: What's New?, Osgoode Professional Development Evidence Program, September 19, 2007

"When Enough Is Enough: Accommodation Cases Where Undue Hardship Was Established", The Duty to Accommodate: Advanced Issues, Proactive Management of Employer, Union and Employee Responsibilities, Insight Information, June 13, 2007

"The Human Rights Code and Judicial Review: When Will The Courts Step In?", the New Human Rights System: What It Means for Your Practice, Ontario Bar Association, June 11, 2007

"Who is Your Client? Managing Conflicts of Interest", Family-Held Summit Exit and Succession Strategies, The Law Society of Upper Canada, April 20, 2007

"Fiduciary Duty Claims in Professional Relationships: Redundant or Necessary?", Remedies and Damages: Are You Getting the Most for Your Clients, The Law Society of Upper Canada, March 6, 2007

"Bill 107: The Dawn of Direct Access to Human Rights Enforcement", The Police Association of Ontario, Conference on Police Employment, March 5, 2007

"Recent Supreme Court of Canada Cases Every Administrative Law Practitioner Should Know", Strategies for Litigating Before Administrative Tribunals, The Advocates' Society, March 2, 2007

"International Perspectives on Canadian Human Rights Law", Honouring the Spirit of Human Rights in the Canadian Context, Department of Justice, December 11, 2006

"Getting up to Speed: An Update on Key Administrative Law Decisions from Across Canada", Canadian Institute, 6th Annual Advanced Administrative Law and Practice, October 19-20, 2006

"Lessons learned from the Ontario Suit", National Conference on independent living, September 28, 2006

"Activisme judiciaire: Mythe ou réalité?", Horaire du 27e Congrès de l'AJEFO, June 24, 2006

2006 Administrative Law Update", Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, June 12, 2006

Does Hearsay Matter", The Advocates' Society, Spring Symposium 2006: Evidence, Advocacy & Persuasion, May 12, 2006

Professional Discipline Proceedings and the Charter of Right and Freedoms", Professional Regulation Summit: Addressing the Complex issues of Enforcement & Compliance, Toronto, September 21, 2005

Lifeline: Language Access as a Human Rights Issue", Access Alliance Multicultural CHC, Orangeville, May 5, 2005

"Choice of Forum: Court, Arbitration, OHRC, and other Administrative Remedies", Human Rights Update – 2005, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, March 9, 2005

"Recent Developments in the Standard of Review: Where Are We Now?", Canadian Institute, Advanced Administrative Law and Practice, October 21, 2004

"Bill of Rights, Human Rights Codes and Vindicating Charter Rights", OBA Third Annual Charter Conference, October 15, 2004

"Confidentiality of Court Proceedings: An Overview and Update", Law Society of Upper Canada, Advanced Roundtable in Civil Litigation, October 7, 2004

Co-author, "Zimbabwe Under Siege: A Canadian Civil Society Perspective", Zimbabwe Reference Group, September 2004

"Equality Under s.15: Are We There Yet?", Canadian Institute, The Legal and Practical Guide to Constitutional Litigation in Civil Matters, June 18, 2004

"Some Evidentiary Considerations in Constitutional Litigation", The Advocates' Society, Special Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Conducting a Constitutional Challenge, May 13, 2004

"Recent Supreme Court Decisions That Affect the Practice of Administrative Law", Infonex Key Changes and Updated Procedures in Administrative Law Conference, March 31, 2004

Contributor of Chapter 9, "Professional Liability", in "Barristers and Solicitors in Practice", LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2004

"Update on Administrative Law", 2003 Conference of Ontario Boards and Agencies, November 7, 2003

"Defining Harassment in Today's Workplace", Infonex Workplace Violence and Harassment Conference, April 30, 2003

"Duty to Accommodate" The Canadian Institute, April 28 and 29, 2003

Speaking Engagements

Upcoming: Presenter, Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation's (CLEAR's) Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Ontario College of Teachers - Annual Meeting of Members, Toronto, June 6, 2013

Presenter, Law Society Tribunal Reform, Presentation delivered at The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2013, Toronto, March 6, 2013

Course Leader, 3rd Fair Hearing Workshop, Federated Press, Toronto, September 12-13, 2012

Speaker, Forum of Canadian Ombudsman Learning Symposium, Toronto, May 9, 2012

Speaker, Bias and Lack of Independance, Expert Sessions in Administrative Law, Commons Institute, Toronto, March 23, 2012

LSUC, Duplication and Damages at the HRTO in 2011 - 2012, Six Minute Administrative Lawyer 2012, Toronto, February 24, 2012

Speaker, Program on Professionalism, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Centre for the Legal Profession, Toronto, February 14, 2012

Panellist, "Practice Before Boards and Tribunals – What Works", OBA Institute, Administrative Law Practice: Back to Basics, Toronto, February 10, 2012

Chair, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ethical Advocacy for Administrative Lawyers and Paralegals, Toronto, November 18, 2011

Moderator, "Effective Mediation Briefs and Tactics – Tips from Mediators and Arbitrators", Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Annual Fall Conference 2011, Toronto, November 12, 2011

Speaker, Human Rights Plenary Session, The Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators (CNNAR), 2011 Canadian Regulators Conference, Toronto, November 4, 2011

Speaker, "Bias and Lack of Independence", The Commons Institute, Administrative Law Symposium 2011, Ottawa, October 20, 2011

Co-presenter, "Post-Dunsmuir Standard of Review: New and Residual Challenges", Osgoode Professional Development, The 7th Annual National forum, Administrative Law & Practice, Toronto, October 17, 2011

Chair, "Accommodation: New Directions", Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), Human Rights in Canada: New Realities, New Directions, Calgary, AB, June 13-15, 2011

Speaker, "The Importance and Pervasiveness of Administrative Law", The Law Society of Upper Canada, New Lawyer Practice Series: Administrative Law 2011, Toronto, May 25, 2011

Panellist, "Evolving Challenges", Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and Osgoode Professional Development, Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals, Toronto, May 18, 2011

Speaker, "Communications with a Represented Corporation or Organization", The Law Society of Upper Canada, Key Ethical Challenges for Administrative Lawyers, Toronto, February 23, 2011

Speaker, "Three Current Issues at the HRTO", The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2011, Toronto, February 23, 2011

Speaker, Judicial Review, Osgoode Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Toronto, February 16, 2011

Speaker, Osgoode Hall Diversity Day, Toronto, February 16, 2011

Assessor, The Advocates' Society, 2011 Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Program, Toronto, February 11-12, 2011

Moderator, "Defining the Problem: What are the Unmet Needs?", University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Middle Income Access to Civil Justice Colloquium, Toronto, February 10, 2011

Moderator, Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, Taking Stock Today for Building Tomorrow, Building Together II, Toronto, September 30, 2010

Moderator, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, First Annual Alan Borovoy Debate: The right to vote in municipal elections, Who Belongs? Rights, Benefits, Obligations and Immigration Status, Toronto, September 24, 2010

Chair, "The Diversity Challenge", Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, OPS Labour Relations Conference, Toronto, February 25, 2010

Speaker, Human Rights Training at Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Toronto, March 25 and 26, 2010

Presenter, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Human Rights Cases, Toronto, March 29, 2010

Speaker, "Recent Developments in Conflicts, Client Confidentiality and Privilege", Toronto Lawyers' Association, The Practical Lawyer, Toronto, May 6, 2010

Speaker, "Professional Responsibility", University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Internationally Trained Lawyers Programme, Toronto, June 21, 2010

Speaker, The Law Society of Upper Canada, THE OBA Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2010, Toronto, February 23, 2010

Speaker, "Judicial Review of Professional Discipline Decisions", Osgoode Professional Development, Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Toronto, December 4, 2009

Speaker, "The New Ontario Human Rights System: Some Trends from the Tribunal's First Year", Ontario Bar Association, 19th Annual Operation Update, Toronto, October 2, 2009

Speaker, "The Role of Human Rights Statutes in Advancing Equality", Ontario Bar Association, 7th Annual Charter Conference, Toronto, September 26, 2009

Speaker, "Damages for Unconstitutional Actions", Ontario Bar Association, 8th Annual Charter Conference, Civil and Criminal Constitutional Remedies, Toronto, September 18, 2009

Speaker, "Hot Topics in Administrative Law", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, May 26, 2009

Speaker, SOAR Human Rights Workshop: Part 2, A Practical Half-Day Seminar for Adjudicators: How to Implement Tranchemontagne, Toronto, May 26, 2009

Panellist, "Law Reform: What Are We Talking About, Anyway?", University of Toronto, Conversations about Law Reform: A Law Reform Symposium, Law Commission of Ontario, Toronto, May 13, 2009

Speaker, Law Society of Upper Canada, The OBA Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2009, Toronto, February 24, 2009

Panellist, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Air India Inquiry, Bridge Week, Toronto, February 10, 2009

Presenter, "Practising with Civility and Upholding the Dignity and Integrity of the Profession", Law Society of Upper Canada, Online PRP Course, February 5, 2009

Speaker, "Procedural and access to justice issues in connection with the Human Rights Commission", Sheldon Chumir Foundation, Renewing Our Commitment to Human Rights: Law and Policy Reform in Alberta, Calgary, January 29, 2009

Speaker, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Access to Justice, Change of Governance in Ontario's Human Rights System, Windsor, January 20, 2009

Speaker, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Speakers' Committee Presentation, Windsor, January 20, 2009

Speaker, "The Use of the Charter in Professional Discipline Cases", Osgoode Professional Development, Defending and Prosecuting Discipline Cases, Toronto, December 10, 2008

Keynote Speaker, CASSA 20th Anniversary Gala, Toronto, December 5, 2008

Keynote Speaker, "Human Rights Reform in Ontario", Toronto Community Housing Corporation, 3rd Annual Lawyers' Luncheon, Toronto, November 13, 2008

Speaker, "Accommodating Diversity", COBA, Stakeholder Perspectives Workshop, November 6, 2008

Speaker, 9th Annual Employment Law Summit, October 30, 2008

Speaker, "Cross-Canada Roundup: Other Key Decisions of the Past Year", The Canadian Institute, 8th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice, October 28-29, 2008

Speaker, "Human Rights Law", 18th Annual Operation Update, October 3, 2008

Moderator and Speaker, Administrative Law Update 2008, September 17, 2008

Speaker, Ontario Bar Association, The Art of Pleading: Mastering the Fine Strokes, November 30, 2007

Speaker, "One Size Does Not Fit All: Asking for Accommodation in the Workplace", G-FORCE, Career and Diversity Forum, November 22, 2007

Speaker, Human Rights in Alberta, Prejudice in Alberta: Realities and Remedies, November 3, 2007

Speaker, COBA, Human Rights Workshop, November 1, 2007

Speaker, "E-Record Management, E-Discovery, E-Evidence in Human Rights and Other Administrative Law Proceedings", Administration and Criminal Judicial Processes and Electronic Records, Insight Information, Electronic Record Management, Discovery and Evidence Conference, October 24, 2007

Speaker, "Access to Administrative Justice", Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada Administrative Law Conference, Toronto, October 24, 2007

Speaker, "Legal Ethics in Action", Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism, Ninth Colloquium on the Legal Profession, Toronto, October 19, 2007

Co-chair and Speaker, "Cross-Canada Update: Key Decisions and Developments that Impact Your Work", Canadian Institute, Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Conference, Ottawa, October 18, 2007

Speaker, "Litigation Privilege: What's New?", Osgoode Professional Development, Evidence Program, Toronto September 19, 2007

Speaker, Canadian Journalists for the Freedom of Expression, Freedom of the Press in Zimbabwe, Toronto, June 13, 2007

Speaker, "When Enough is Enough! Accommodation Cases Where Undue Hardship Was Established", Insight Information, Advanced Issues in Duty to Accommodate, Toronto, June 13, 2007

Speaker, "The Human Rights Code in the Courts: Judicial Review and Civil Actions", Ontario Bar Association, The New Human Rights System: What It Means for Your Practice, Toronto, June 11, 2007

Speaker, "Independent Legal Advice, Protecting Yourself", The Law Society of Upper Canada, ILA Teleseminar, Toronto, June 11, 2007

Speaker, "Practical Tips for Preparing for and Succeeding on Rule 76 Trials", Ontario Bar Association, Civil Litigation: Rule 76 - Mastering Simplified Trials, Toronto, May 14, 2007

Moderator, "Roundtable: Identifying the Landscape", University of Toronto and Law Society of Upper Canada, A Summit on Gender and Diversity in Law, Toronto, May 1, 2007

Speaker, "Bill 107 - Amendments to the Human Rights Code", Lancaster House, Meeting New Challenges: Human Rights, Accommodation and Privacy Conference 2007, Toronto, April 4, 2007

Speaker, "Human Rights Reform in Canada and Bermuda", Bermuda Bar Association, Bermuda, March 14, 2007

Speaker, "Remedies and Damages: Are you getting the most for your clients?", Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, March 6, 2007

Speaker, "Bill 107 - Amendments to the Human Rights Code", Police Association of Ontario, Police Employment in 2007, Toronto, March 5-6, 2007

Speaker, "The Human Rights Code In The Courts: Judicial Review and Civil Actions", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, June 11, 2007

Speaker, "Practical Tips for Preparing for and Succeeding on Rule 76 Trials", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, May 14, 2007

Panellist, "The New Face of Human Rights in Ontario: The Extreme Makeover Under Bill 107", Lancaster House and the University of Toronto, Meeting new Challenges: Human Rights, Accommodation and Privacy, Toronto, April 4, 2007

Speaker, "Human Rights Reform in Canada and Bermuda", Bermuda Bar Association, Bermuda, March 14, 2007

Speaker, "Damages for breach of fiduciary duty", The Law Society of Upper Canada, Remedies and Damages: Are You Getting the Most for Your Clients?, Toronto, March 6, 2007

Speaker, "Bill 107 – Amendments to the Human Rights Code", Police Association of Ontario, Police Employment in 2007 – Emerging Issues, Legal Developments, Etobicoke, March 5, 2007

Chair, "Advanced Administrative Law & Practice", Canadian Institute, Gatineau, Quebec, October 19 and 20, 2006

Mentor, The Advocates' Society, Fall Forum 2006 Conference, Toronto, September 29, 2006

Speaker, "Lessons Learned from the Ontario Suit", Community Living - Manitoba and People First of Canada, Closing Institutions ... Opening Communities, Winnipeg, September 28, 2006

Panellist, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Public Interest Panel, Toronto, September 12, 2006

Panellist, "Activisme judiciaire : Mythe ou réalité ?", Horaire du 27e Congrès de l'AJEFO, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, June 24, 2006

Speaker, "2006 Administrative Law Update", Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, The Integrated Administrative Tribunal: From Concept to Reality, Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, June 12, 2006

Speaker, "Does Hearsay Matter", The Advocates' Society, Evidence, Advocacy & Persuasion, Spring Symposium 2006, The Carlu, Toronto, May 12, 2006

Chair, "Advanced Roundtable in Administrative Law", Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, April 25, 2006

Chair, "Administrative/Workers' Compensation: Taking the pulse of Ontario's Administrative Justice System", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, April 20, 2006

Speaker, "Simplified Procedure: Pre-Trial And Summary Trial", Toronto Lawyers' Association, Nutshell Programme, April 19, 2006

Speaker, "Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights", Ontario Bar Association Conference, February 7, 2006

Speaker, "What Has Changed? Constitutional Adjudication Before Administrative Tribunals", Ontario Bar Association, The Charter, the Constitution Act, and Bill of Rights: What's What? Who Can Do What?, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, January 23, 2006

Panellist, "Administrative Law Update", Joint MAG/DOJ Conference, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Toronto, November 9, 2005

Panellist, "Making Progress on Equality Rights", Department of Justice Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Equality: The Heart of a Just Society, Looking Forward, Looking Back, Marking the 20th Anniversary of s. 15 of the Charter, Toronto, October 28, 2005

Chair, "Advanced Administrative Law & Practice", Canadian Institute, October 20 and 21, 2005

Speaker, "Faith-Based Arbitration: Ontario Arbitration Rights and its Relation to Sharia Law", Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton, September 30, 2005

Panellist, "Securing Our Clients' Economic Future", Toronto Clinic Training Conference 2005, Facing the Future, September 29, 2005

Co-Chair and Speaker, "How to Protect Charter Rights of a Member Facing Multiple Proceedings", Professional Regulation Summit, Addressing the Complex Issues of Enforcement and Compliance, Toronto, September 21, 2005

Guest Speaker, Osgoode Hall Law School, Pro Bono Students Canada Launch, Toronto, September 14, 2005

Speaker, "Protecting or Violating Human Rights? Religious Law, Family Law and Private Arbitration", OJEN, Summer Law Institute 2005, Toronto, August 30, 2005

Guest Speaker, North American South Asian Bar Association ("NASABA"), Launch of Toronto Chapter, Toronto, June 21, 2005

Speaker, "Dealing with Different Regulatory Regimes: How to manage and Meet Different Layers of Regulation", Meeting Your Duty to Accommodate (in Federally Regulated Workplaces), Ottawa, May 30, 2005

Roundtable Facilitator, Law Society of Upper Canada, Advanced Roundtable in Administrative Law, May 19, 2005

Speaker, "Human Rights and the Human Rights Code - from an Employer's Perspective", OASIS Conference 2005, May 5, 2005

Speaker, "Lifeline: Language Access as a Human Rights Issue", Healthcare International Network, Primary Health Care for All: Overcoming the Linguistic Barrier, May 5, 2005

Speaker, "Constitutional & Human Rights issues in Religious-Based Tribunals", SALCO, Islamic Family Law in Ontario, May 3, 2005

Speaker, "Choice of Forum: Court, Arbitration, OHRC, and other administrative remedies", The Law Society of Upper Canada, Human Rights Update 2005, March 9, 2005

Speaker, "Motion for Summary Judgment", The Advocates' Society, Toronto Court House Series: Focus on Argument, February 10, 2005

Speaker, "Destruction of the Rule of Law in Zimbabwe", York University, Zimbabwe in Crisis: Rights, Resistance, Democracy and the Elections, February 2, 2005

Speaker, "Administrative Law: A Cook's Tour of Current Issues", The Advocates' Society, Fall Convention, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 19, 2004

Chair, "Advanced Administrative Law and Practice", Canadian Institute, October 21 and 22, 2004

Speaker, "Bill of Rights, Human Rights Codes and Vindicating Charter Rights", Ontario Bar Association, Third Annual Charter Conference, October 15, 2004

Facilitator, "Confidentiality of Court Proceedings: Sealing Orders, Exclusion Orders", Law Society of Upper Canada, Advanced Roundtable in Civil Litigation, October 7, 2004

Speaker, "Section 15 Equality Rights Review", Court Challenges Program, Gatineau (Hull), October 1, 2004

Chair, "The New Lawyer Experience", Law Society of Upper Canada, September 22, 2004

Speaker, "Why Should Lawyers do Pro Bono?", OCCBA, Access to Justice, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 3, 2004

Speaker, "Equality Under s. 15: Are We There Yet?", Canadian Institute, The Legal and Practical Guide to Constitutional Litigation in Civil Matters, June 18, 2004

Panellist, "Some Evidentiary Considerations in Constitutional Litigation", The Advocates' Society, Evidentiary Issues, Tactical Concerns and Cross-examination of Experts in Constitutional Cases, Special Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Conducting a Constitutional Challenge, Toronto, May 13, 2004.

Chair, Pro-Bono Law Ontario, Province-Wide Conference 2004, Toronto, May 6-7, 2004

Speaker, "Case Law Update: Recent Supreme Court Decisions that Affect the Practice of Administrative Law", Infonex, Administrative Law: A Practical Course, Toronto, March 31, 2004

Co-Chair and Moderator, "The Relationship Between Workers' Compensation Systems and the Duty to Accommodate: Dealing with the Overlap", The Canadian Institute, National Forum on the Employer's Duty to Accommodate, Toronto, March 29, 2004

Speaker, Ontario Bar Association, Annual Update on Judicial Review, Toronto, January 15, 2004

Trainer, The Advocates' Society, Immigration and Refugee Board Training Program on Questioning Techniques, Toronto, December 3-4, 2003

Speaker, "Update on Administrative Law", Conference of Ontario Boards and Agencies, Toronto, November 7, 2003

Chair, Law Society of Upper Canada, The 2nd Annual New Lawyer Experience, Toronto, October 27, 2003

Chair, The Canadian Institute, Third Annual Advanced Administrative Law Conference, Ottawa, October 23-24, 2003

Moderator, "Equity and Inclusion", Connections and Directions: Sharing Visions for Clinic Law, Legal Aid Ontario, Mini-plenary Session, Hamilton, June 24, 2003

Panellist, "Defining and Responding to Harassment in Today's Workplace", Workplace Violence and Harassment Conference, Toronto, April 30, 2003

Co-Chair, "Duty to Accommodate - A Comprehensive, Practical Guide for all Parties", Toronto, April 28 and 29, 2003

Panellist, "Accommodation of Employees' Religious Rights and Customs Meeting" Infonex Information, The Duty to Accommodate Conference, Ottawa, March 25, 2003

Guest Lecturer, "Promoting Racial Equality in Canada", Canadian Human Rights Commission's staff, Ottawa, March 21, 2003

Presenter, "Practical issues associated with Multicultural Citizenship", University of Toronto, Shared Citizenship: Theory and Practice in Canada, March 6, 2003

Participant, Commissions at the Crossroads: Strategies for Delivering on the Promise of Human Rights Law, Roundtable Discussion, Ottawa, February 28 - March 1, 2003

Awards & Recognition

Recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Recognized as a leading practitioner in Administrative and Public Law and in Labour and Employment Law - Workplace Human Rights in Best Lawyers® in Canada

Professional Man of the Year, Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2007)

Law Society Medal, the highest honour awarded by the governing body of the legal profession in Ontario (2003)

The first recipient of the Advocates' Society Award of Justice (1997)

Distinguished Career Award, South Asian Bar Association (2010)

Professional Activities

Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (Fall 2015)

Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada (2007–2015)

Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. Programme in Administrative Law ("The New Administrative Law") (2000, 2006, 2009, 2011)

Chair, Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2008-2010)

Vice-Chair, Law Society Hearing Panel (Adjudication, Case Management and Mediation); Chair, Tribunals Committee; Vice-Chair, Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee; Member, Finance, Access to Justice Committee, Licensing and Accreditation Task Force, Articling Task Force, Governance Task Force and the Tribunals Process Working Group.

Adjudicator, Boards of Inquiry, Ontario Human Rights Code (1989-1994) and Police Services Act (1991-1993)

Co-Chair, University of Toronto Tribunal (1998-2010)

Vice-President, University of Toronto Law Alumni Association (2006-2008)

Board of Directors, Legal Aid Ontario (2006-2008)

Board of Directors, The Advocates' Society (2001-2007)

Chair, Minority Advocacy and Rights Council (1991-2005)

Board of Directors, Court Challenges Program (1996-1998)

Board of Directors, Income Security Advocacy Centre (1999-2005)

Law Commission of Canada, Study Panel on Electoral Reform (2001)

Equality Rights Panel, Court Challenges Program of Canada

Board of Trustees, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers 

President, Pro Bono Law Ontario (2003-2005)

Public Interest Advocacy Counsel to various community organizations including MARC, NWAC, NAPO, CERA, OCAP, CCPI, CEC and EGALE as well as the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Commissions and several other administrative boards

Affiliations

Chair, Minority Advocacy and Rights Council

Commentator, Labour law and human rights issues on "Workweek", TVOntario and Newsworld, 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Canadian Bar Association

Law Society, Equity Advisory Group, Advocates' Society representative (for seven years)

South Asian Bar Association

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

Community Involvement

Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario (2006-2008)

President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council (2006-2008)

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (2005–2007)

Board of Directors of the Advocates' Society (2004–2007)

Member of the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2000– 2007)

Board of Directors of Pro Bono Law Ontario (also President 2003-2005)

Equality Rights Panel of Federal Court Challenges Programme

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Practice Areas

Human rights and employment law

Civil litigation and professional negligence

Administrative and constitutional law  

Called to the Bar
Ontario (1980)
Education
University of Toronto
LL.B. 1978
Dean's Key

Queen's University
B.A. 1975

Languages
  • French
Awards & Recognition

Recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Recognized as a leading practitioner in Administrative and Public Law and in Labour and Employment Law - Workplace Human Rights in Best Lawyers® in Canada

Professional Man of the Year, Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2007)

Law Society Medal, the highest honour awarded by the governing body of the legal profession in Ontario (2003)

The first recipient of the Advocates' Society Award of Justice (1997)

Distinguished Career Award, South Asian Bar Association (2010)

Professional Activities

Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (Fall 2015)

Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada (2007–2015)

Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. Programme in Administrative Law ("The New Administrative Law") (2000, 2006, 2009, 2011)

Chair, Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2008-2010)

Vice-Chair, Law Society Hearing Panel (Adjudication, Case Management and Mediation); Chair, Tribunals Committee; Vice-Chair, Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee; Member, Finance, Access to Justice Committee, Licensing and Accreditation Task Force, Articling Task Force, Governance Task Force and the Tribunals Process Working Group.

Adjudicator, Boards of Inquiry, Ontario Human Rights Code (1989-1994) and Police Services Act (1991-1993)

Co-Chair, University of Toronto Tribunal (1998-2010)

Vice-President, University of Toronto Law Alumni Association (2006-2008)

Board of Directors, Legal Aid Ontario (2006-2008)

Board of Directors, The Advocates' Society (2001-2007)

Chair, Minority Advocacy and Rights Council (1991-2005)

Board of Directors, Court Challenges Program (1996-1998)

Board of Directors, Income Security Advocacy Centre (1999-2005)

Law Commission of Canada, Study Panel on Electoral Reform (2001)

Equality Rights Panel, Court Challenges Program of Canada

Board of Trustees, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers 

President, Pro Bono Law Ontario (2003-2005)

Public Interest Advocacy Counsel to various community organizations including MARC, NWAC, NAPO, CERA, OCAP, CCPI, CEC and EGALE as well as the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Commissions and several other administrative boards

Affiliations

Chair, Minority Advocacy and Rights Council

Commentator, Labour law and human rights issues on "Workweek", TVOntario and Newsworld, 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Canadian Bar Association

Law Society, Equity Advisory Group, Advocates' Society representative (for seven years)

South Asian Bar Association

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

Community Involvement

Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario (2006-2008)

President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council (2006-2008)

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (2005–2007)

Board of Directors of the Advocates' Society (2004–2007)

Member of the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2000– 2007)

Board of Directors of Pro Bono Law Ontario (also President 2003-2005)

Equality Rights Panel of Federal Court Challenges Programme

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1980)

Education

University of Toronto
LL.B. 1978
Dean's Key

Queen's University
B.A. 1975

Languages

  • French