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Associate, Aird & Berlis LLP
Aaron Bains, as president of the South Asian Bar Association-Toronto, spends a good amount of time promoting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Bains focuses on issues impacting minorities, such as judicial diversity and discriminatory legislation and workplace practices. He regularly meets with stakeholders in the provincial and federal government and in the judiciary to discuss crucial issues affecting the justice system. With his support, the SABA has increased its presence across Canada, establishing additional chapters in Calgary and Edmonton. He assisted in forming a partnership with the Queen’s University Innovation Centre, where he regularly gives lectures. He also plays an important role in the program advisory committee for Ryerson University’s Faculty of Law, which seeks to approach legal education in a manner that redefines the practice of law. He is a member of the capital markets and venture finance groups of Aird & Berlis, where he works to fully understand his clients’ needs so that he can help them properly structure their transactions.
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Company name: Aird & Berlis LLP
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