6:00 pm18:00

Fireside Chat with Honorable Rupa Goswami

  • Cooley

SABA-NC is pleased to announce our continuing South Asian women in the law series! Mark your calendars and please join us on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6pm - 8pm, for a Fireside Chat with The Honorable Rupa Goswami.

Judge Goswami is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed to this position by Gov. Jerry Brown on July 12, 2013, becoming the first South Asian American woman to be appointed to a judgeship in California.

Judge Goswami received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and then became a clerk for Judge Norma Manella of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and later to Judge Terence Evans of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. Judge Goswami joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California where she served as the Deputy chief of general crime, domestic security and immigration crime sections, and coordinated Project Safe Childhood.

Join us as Judge Goswami discusses her career transitions and her thoughts on joining the bench.

Cooley LLP in San Francisco will be our sponsor. We will begin with drinks and appetizers from 6-6:30pm, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session with Judge Goswami from 6:30pm onwards.

We hope you will join us and bring all your questions!

Please RSVP to vicepresident@southasianbar.org by April 25, 2017, so we can get an accurate headcount for food and drinks (and for security)! Visit our Facebook page for more details.

12:00 pm12:00

April South Bay Lunch

  • Shiva's Indian Restaurant

Please join us for the SABA-NC Monthly South Bay Lunch, which takes place the 2nd Friday of every month. This is a great opportunity to meet and catch-up with other attorneys in the South Bay. This month, our lunch will be on Friday, April 10th, at Shiva's Indian Restaurant in Mountain View. The address is 800 California St #100, Mountain View, CA 94041 and the phone number is (650) 960-3802. Please RSVP either here or to events@southasianbar.org. As this restaurant is in downtown Mountain View, please allow extra time for parking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

9:30 am09:30

Know Your Rights Community Immigration Forum

  • In Fremont, CA, at Irvington High School

SABA-NC, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Sikh CoalitionACLU of Northern California, Alameda County Chapter, the Iranian American Bar Association, and numerous Community Partners, will be hosting a Know Your Rights / Community Immigration Forum on Saturday, March 11th. The forum will be held in Fremont at Irvington High School. Expert attorneys will provide free 1:1 legal consultations, a know your rights presentation about travel, interactions with DHS and the police, as well as resources related to hate crimes, discrimination, and harassment. This event has relevance to immigrants and citizens alike, as our goal is to empower our communities through knowledge.

Community Members can sign up to attend this event here.

(You can attend without signing up. However, we encourage you to sign up in advance in order to ensure we have enough attorneys to provide legal advice. Registration opens at 9:30, and the event itself begins at 10:00.)

We are looking for volunteer attorneys who have at least 2 years of immigration experience. If that's you, please sign up here. We welcome volunteers with other backgrounds as well, as there are ways for everyone to contribute.


12:00 pm12:00

March South Bay Lunch

  • Darbar Indian Cuisine


Please join us for the SABA-NC Monthly South Bay Lunch, which takes place the 2nd Friday of every month. This is a great opportunity to meet and catch-up with other attorneys in the South Bay. This month, our lunch will be on Friday, March 10th, at Darbar in Palo Alto. The address is 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 and the phone number is (650) 321-6688. Please RSVP to events@southasianbar.org. As this restaurant is in downtown Palo Alto, please allow extra time for parking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

10:00 am10:00

Know Your Rights Community Training Relating to Immigration and Travel Restrictions

  • Louis B. Mayer Lounge at UC Hastings

SABA in conjunction with AABA, IABA, and CAIR will be hosting a  clinic for community members to give legal immigration advice, naturalization assistance, and a know your rights presentation about travel and restrictions during this period. We encourage to share this event with community members that you believe may be affected by the changes.

9:00 am09:00

Webinar on Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants

Practising Law Institute is hosting a free webinar regarding habeas petitions for detained immigrants. Participants will learn the following:

  • When Can I File a Habeas Petition? – Overview of Immigration Custody Regimes and Corresponding Habeas Opportunities
  • What Are My Arguments? – Common Challenges to Detention Through Habeas and Possible Hurdles
  • How Do I Get into Federal Court? –Nuts and Bolts of Filing a Habeas Petition

Participants will receive CLE credit. Please click here to subscribe to attend this webinar.

6:00 pm18:00

SABA-NC's 24th Annual Gala

  • San Francisco Design Center

This year's Gala will feature a cocktail reception and appetizers followed by a dinner with a short program where we will announce this year's awardees. In addition, this year's Gala this will feature an open bar.  Please click the following link to purchase your ticket. We will reach out to sponsor firms in early February regarding individuals that will be seated at their tables.

5:00 pm17:00

Resisting Mass Deportation Community Forum

  • Koret Auditorium: SF Public Library

At this event, hosted by the San Francisco Public Defenders office and co-sponsored by SABA, the Public Defenders office will share information about efforts on how attorneys can help resist mass deportation. Please register here if you are interested in attending this community forum.

6:00 pm18:00

Immigration Law 101 Pro Bono Training

  • Squire Patton Boggs

SABA in conjunction with Squire Patton Boggs, AABA, and IABA will be presenting an Immigration Law 101 training for attorneys interested in providing pro bono assistance to individuals with immigration issues. Attorneys from Squire Patton Boggs will present an overview of immigration law, including issues related to asylum, removal, deportation, federal court jurisdictions, and other issues that may arise when providing pro bono representation in the immigration context. The presentation will serve to familiarize attorneys with the basics of immigration. The training will begin promptly at 6 PM so please plan to arrive early. We plan to host specialized trainings in the future, as needed, to respond to emerging issues. 

Please RSVP at events@southasianbar.org so that we can ensure that you are on the security list.

6:00 pm18:00

Women in Tech Law Panel

  • Durie Tangri

*Note the date of this event was moved to February 8 due to scheduling conflicts.

Please join us for a panel with three South Asian Women who recently awarded the Recorder's Women in Tech Law award:

  • Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey
  • Sonali Maitra, Durie Tangri
  • Sonal Mehta, Durie Tangri

The winners will discuss their careers, unique issues they've faced as South Asian Women in law, and how they have navigated issues of diversity in the workplace.

8:00 am08:00

How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic Engagement Conference

A Strategic Engagement Conference for Lawyers, Legal Professional, Community Leaders, and Non-Profit Organizations to Support Anticipated Needs Arising in Diverse, Under-Represented Communities Affected by Policy Changes in the Coming Year

Additional details available here.

6:00 pm18:00

Joint Holiday Party

  • Hex Bar

Join your local API bar associations for a happy hour of food, drinks, and holiday cheer! AABA, AACTLA, APABA-SV, FBANC, KABANC, and SABA will be proudly hosting this great event for mixing and mingling with members from other API bar associations while celebrating the holidays with friends and colleagues!

Appetizers will be provided. RSVP here  https://goo.gl/forms/uQORyLVeZKx8voVy2

6:30 pm18:30

Understanding the FBI’s Targeting of the American Muslim Community: What is Happening and What is Yet to Come

  • 55 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94111

Featuring: Mike German, Brennan Center for Justice

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/2gFq2s1

Mike German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism. His work focuses on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. German served as the policy counsel for national security and privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office.

A sixteen-year veteran of federal law enforcement, Mr. German served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations. As an undercover agent, German twice infiltrated extremist groups using constitutionally sound law enforcement techniques. These operations successfully prevented terrorist attacks by winning criminal convictions against terrorists. He also served as a counterterrorism instructor at the FBI National Academy. There, he taught courses on extremism in democratic societies and developed a graduate-level training program for state, local and international law enforcement officers.

5:00 pm17:00

Sake Tasting & Social at Google

Hey guys, another great event but this time showing some love for our South Bay folks. Capacity will be limited so e-mail events if you want to come. 

Come brush up on your sake palate and mingle with friends old and new from APABA, SABA, and Google. We will be serving fine sakes and accompanying appetizers hand-selected by several self-proclaimed culinary experts.

Please RSVP by emailing events@southasianbar.org. If your membership is not active, you will be placed on a waitlist (or you could renew your membership!)

Event location will be e-mailed to RSVP attendees.

11:00 am11:00

Women Step Up: Dare to Dream 2016

  • 11600 Shannon Avenue Dublin, CA, 94568 United States

The Women Step Up volunteer group out of the San Joaquin Valley is hosting “Dare to Dream 2016” to raise awareness for Narika. This passion project started by Nila Dhugga is an amazing opportunity for women to network, have fun, and give back to a great cause. Come enjoy empowering speakers, unique booths for shopping, food, wine, fashion shows, and much more!

Tickets are $40 and available here: http://events.sulekha.com/dare-to-dream-2016_event-in_san-jose-ca_309490

6:00 pm18:00

SABA-NC Disco Bowling

  • Yerba Buena Bowling

Come mingle with SABA-NC members while getting your bowl on for our first-ever "Ultra Bowl Night" replete with music and disco lights. Lane fees and pizza free for all members. Shoe rentals and drinks to be paid by individual attendees.

5:30 pm17:30

Joint Bar Association Happy Hour

  • 111 Minna Gallery

Come mingle with fellow attorneys from SABA, LA RAZA, AABA, the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Jewish Bar Foundation at 111 Minna!   This is a perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and meet new people while having a drink!

6:00 pm18:00

Asian Americans and the 2016 Presidential Election

  • Bechtel Conference Center

This panel will discuss the impact of the 2016 Presidential election on the APA voting bloc (with a focus on the issues, and not necessarily the candidates), the opportunities and challenges of APA politicians, the nature of the APA voting bloc, and the future of APA political influence.    

  • Harmeet Dhillon, Chairwoman, San Francisco Republican Party
  • Aarti Kohli, Interim Executive Director, Asian American Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
  • Assemblymember Evan Low, California State Assembly, 28th District
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting, California State Assembly, 19th District
  • Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings College of the Law; Chair, Committee of 100 (moderator)

Free for SABA-NC members to attend with discount code SABA-NCDISCOUNT

For more information and tickets please visit: http://asiasociety.org/northern-california/events/asian-americans-and-2016-presidential-election

6:00 pm18:00


  • Jamber Wine Pub

With the ACC Annual Meeting in San Francisco next week, we have quite a few members of SABA chapters from around the country who will be in town. SABA-NC is throwing a mixer next week to welcome them to the Bay Area!

6:00 pm18:00

Perspectives on How to Make Partner at a Law Firm

  • Cooley

Please join APABA-SV October 12, 2016 6:00 p.m. at Cooley LLP (3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA) for a panel discussion on what to expect and how to navigate the path toward law firm partnership. Though their path and practice area are diverse, four law firm partners (and one partner moderator) will share their experiences, along with tips to manage your own personal strategy. There will also be a Q&A session.


Primarily for mid-to-senior level law firm associates, this event is open to all who are interested in learning more about this process.

6:00 pm18:00

Fireside Chat with Ruchika Agrawal

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP1

Regardless of your political leanings, it is safe to say that 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting and progressive year for females, especially with the first female candidate running for President.

South Asian women have been no strangers to huge advancements in the law. So please join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6pm - 8pm, for a Fireside Chat with Ruchika Agrawal, In-House Counsel at Oracle America. Ruchika is at Oracle's litigation department, where she works alongside outside counsel as they prepare for and try high-stakes cases. Ruchika began her career in BigLaw and took a very interesting detour to work for a federal judge before going in-house.

Join us as Ruchika discusses her career transitions and her thoughts on being a strong female litigator.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park will be our sponsor. We will begin with drinks and appetizers from 6-6:30pm, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session with Ruchika from 6:30pm onwards.

5:30 pm17:30

Joint Happy Hour - SABA-NC and APABA-SV

  • Tied House

Come join attorneys from SABA-NC and APABA-SV at a joint happy hour. We will have appetizers and drink tickets to go around! This is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and meet new people or to connect with old friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there! Special thanks to Baker Botts for sponsoring this event.

5:30 pm17:30

Minority Bar Coalition Joint Happy Hour

  • Everett & Jones

Join Minority Bar Coalition organizations on August 25, 2016 for great barbeque, heavy appetizers, and drinks in the East Bay.  Free admission for SABA-NC members! Catch up with your mentors, mentees, and meet members of the sponsoring bar organizations!

South Asian Bar Association Happy Hour
6:00 pm18:00

South Asian Bar Association Happy Hour

  • B Restaurant

Come mingle with fellow attorneys from SABA-NC at B Restaurant & Bar! First Legal Deposition Services is sponsoring our event and will provide free food and drinks! This is a perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and meet new people while having free food and drinks!