Join us for a happy hour at Manny’s at 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, to celebrate the holidays, friendships and diversity in the law. The happy hour is co-sponsored with the American Constitutional Society (ACS), Asian-American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Bay Area Legal Aid, Equal Justice Society, and Public Advocates.
The Gala is our premier event and draws judges, attorneys, law students, and community leaders. It is an opportunity to meet other attorneys and catch up with old friends. More than three hundred people will be in attendance including our fellowship winners from the past year. It will be held at the San Francisco Design Center.
The Gala is our primary fundraiser and raises funds for our charitable arm, the SABA-NC Foundation, which grants fellowships to law students. This year's Gala will include a cocktail reception, sit down dinner and a brief program. We will also raise funds for a charity that has not yet been chosen.
If you are interested in sponsoring the gala, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are not yet on sale, but sign up on our contact us page for our monthly newsletter to receive updates.
The South Asian Women Attorney's Network (SAWAN) will be hosting a "Conversation on Networking and Marketing for South Asian Women Attorneys" on November 29th.
The discussion will take place at Procopio's Palo Alto Office located at 1117 S. California Avenue, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California from 6 to 8 p.m. A hosted reception of drinks and appetizers will follow.
The following speakers will be attending:
Shella Deen, Chair of Hoge, Fenton's litigation practice, with over 27 years of experience
Raji Nagarkar, Senior Product Counsel at Linked In
Dr. Geeta Kadambi, Riddhi IP, LLC (founder of her own Intellectual Property law firm)
Please RSVP to SAWAN Co-Chair Minal Belani by November 20 at email@example.com
We are hosting a fireside chat with Federal District Court Judge Jon Tigar on November 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis, Wright & Tremaine at 505 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
Judge Tigar graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt (Berkeley) Law School, and served as an articles editor for the Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals for two years for Judge Vance. He then served as an litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, a public defender in San Francisco, and a complex litigation associate at Keker & Van Nest.
In 2002, the Governor appointed Judge Tigar as a state court judge in Alameda County Superior Court. In 2012, President Obama nominated him to be a judge on the United States District Court in Northern District of California. The Senate confirmed him unanimously. The conversation with Judge Tigar will be followed by a reception. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.
The Minority Bar Coalition's 41st Annual Unity Awards is November 13th at Hastings Law School at 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco. They will honor members who have shown dedication to working in an unified manner to advance the cause of diversity. Awardees include on our own past president, Anant Pradhan.
The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. and the reception begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks, photo booth and the surprises. It is also a chance to network with other attorneys in a fun setting. SABA members may attend for free. Please RSVP here.
Join us on Monday, October 29th at 6pm at Arnold & Porter in SF to learn more about making the transition in-house. Whether you are looking to move from litigation to transactional work, from government to tech, or from city to city--our panelists will have insight and suggestions to help you approach your job search, position yourself as a desirable candidate, and make a decision when it comes to selecting your next opportunity.
Anant Pradhan, Senior Counsel at Apple. Anant provides legal support for the semiconductor foundry, CPU, GPU, and image sensor global supply chain and engineering teams. In that role, Anant regularly advises senior management on business strategy and supply chain risk mitigation.
Maulik Shah, Senior IP Transactions Counsel at Auris Health, Inc., a medical device company in Redwood City. Maulik began his practice as a securities litigation associate at Wilson Sonsini, and later transitioned to IP litigation at Arnold & Porter. His first in-house job was as product counsel at Adobe Systems Inc.
Smeeta Ramarathnam, Associate General Counsel at Robinhood. Smeeta is a compliance, legal, and regulatory financial services expert. She is the Associate General Counsel at Robinhood after serving a series of senior roles at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jasmine Singh, Commercial Counsel at Pinterest. Jasmine is a litigator turned transactional attorney who negotiates and drafts commercial agreements, advises on best business practices, and provides counsel on pre-litigation disputes. She was previously Corporate Counsel at 24 Hour Fitness (and is also a cycling and barre instructor in Oakland #sidehustlestrong).
The panel will be moderated by Charan Brahma, partner at Troutman Sanders.
6:00-6:30pm Light snacks, refreshments, networking
6:30-7:30 Welcome and Panel Discussion
We are hosting a public interest symposium at Hastings law school in conjunction with Hastings South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA). Five panelists will discuss their decisions to enter public interest, career path and the obstacles and joys of their practice. We welcome law students and attorneys to attend.
Our panelists will include:
Rani Singh, an Assistant District Attorney with San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and head of the Domestic Violence Unit;
Sliman Nawabi, a Deputy Public Defender with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, who represents indigent clients facing felony charges;
Neha Gupta, a Deputy City Attorney with the City of San Francisco, who counsels government agencies and litigation team;
Ramaah Sadasivam, of counsel at Jacobson Education Law, a boutique law firm that advocates for children with disabilities;
Professor Veena Dubal from Hastings Law School, who has worked on the nature of the share economy and its effect on workers
The panel will be moderated by Asit Panwala, SABA-NC’s president.
Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Please RSVP here.
SABA-NC is hosting a fireside chat with D.C. appellate attorney Pratik Shah. Pratik has argued 14 cases in the United States Supreme Court, and filed over 150 merit or certeriori-state briefs in that court.
Pratik graduated locally from Boalt Law School at Berkeley. He clerked for the Honorable Justice Fletcher in the Ninth Circuit, and then for Justice Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Afterwards, he worked for five years as an assistant to Solicitor General for the United States. He is currently the co-head of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice group at Akin, Gump in their Washington, D.C. office.
Federal District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will ask Pratik questions about his career, cases he has argued, and the experience of answering questions from the justices on the Supreme Court.
The fireside chat will take place at Hastings Law School, 100 McAllister Street, Skyroom, San Francisco, California. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The event is co-hosting by Hastings’ South Asian Law Students Assoiciation.
Please RSVP here.
Come and meet fellow South Asian attorneys at Rooh, at 333 Brannan Street, San Francisco. The lunch will be a pre-fixe special that includes tax and gratuity at $45. It will be great chance to network, unwind from a tough week and enjoy great food. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Event page.
Come to the South Asian Women Attorney's Network (SAWAN) Inaugural Lunch for the 2018-2019 year on September 28th at 11:45 a.m., for a lunch buffet at Sakoon in downtown Mountain View. It’s a no-host lunch.
We will discuss what we can do to fit the needs of South Asian Women Attorneys in the Bay Area. Please bring yours ideas for future events.
Please RSVP to SAWAN Co-Chair - Minal Belani Singh at email@example.com
We are raising funds for Innovation Law Lab, an organization that represents approximately fifty South Asians detained in a federal facility in Sheridan, Oregon. The detainees are from India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, and have been separated from their families.
Recently, Innovation Law Lab successfully secured the release of eight Sikh men on bond pending a hearing on their asylum application.
Innovation Law Lab relies heavily on volunteers and has a limited staff. We hope our funds will continue to fund their efforts to represent those who should have an opportunity to present their case for asylum.
Please join us at Davis, Wright & Tremaine LLP at 505 Montgomery Street, San Francisco for an opportunity to meet other members and contribute to a great cause. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here. If you cannot attend, please consider donating here.
Justice Halim Dhanidina is the first Muslim-American appointed to the Superior Court of California. Recently, Governor Brown appointed him as a justice in the Second District Court of Appeal. He is the first South-Asian serving on the Court of Appeal in California's history.
Justice Dhanidina will be our guest at a Fireside Chat on September 12, 2018, at Cooley Godward's offices in San Francisco at 101 California Street, 5th floor. He will discuss his career, hurdles he overcome, and his path to the Court of Appeal. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Please register here to attend.
Join Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) member organizations for a great barbeque, heavy appetizers, and drinks. Its free for members of SABA-NC, including law students and law firm summer associates. The event will be held at Everett & Jones BBQ at 126 Broadway, Oakland, CA.
We’re “Carrying the Torch” into New York City for our 15th Annual Convention! We’re bringing the South Asian to the City that Never Sleeps from June 28-July 1, 2018. A diverse, thriving, vibrant city, NYC is a beacon to the world truly symbolized by the Statue of Liberty. We hope that you will join us as we take advantage of all that the city has to offer. If you have questions about the 2018 Conference, please contact VP Annual Conference Rippi Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Asian Bar Association, Jewish Bar Association and Iranian American Bar Association are collaborating to throw the most fun SF event this summer at the new Fifth Arrow (part of August Hall). There will be food and drinks provided! Come out to meet your other minority bar colleagues and have a good time!
Come catch up with your favorite SABA attorneys over drinks and food! Drink and light appetizers provided by SABA. This event is in Palo Alto, showing love to our attorneys in the peninsula and the South Bay. Don't miss out!
Date/Time: June 7, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Moods Wine Bar
Address: 320 California Avenue, inside Printers Cafe, 1603, Palo Alto, CA 94306
SABA-NC in partnership with the South Asian Bar Association of North America is hosting a Naturalization Drive on May 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in three Bay Area locations.
- Irvington High School, 41800 Blacow Road, Fremont, California 94538
- Muslim Community Association, Maryam Banquet Hall, 3003 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95054.
- Sikh Gurdwara Sahib, 3636 Murillo Avenue, San Jose, California 95148
We are looking for volunteers (both lawyers and non-lawyers to volunteer). Immigration law experience is not necessary as we will have immigration lawyers at each site.
To volunteer, please sign up here.
If you wish to have assistance in becoming a citizen, please sign up here.
Please bring the following: green card, any and all passports, job history and home addresses for the past 5 years and arrest record if any. For a fee waiver, please bring your tax return or proof of public benefits. We look forward to helping you.
Celebrate Asian-American Heritage Month by joining sister bar associations for a happy hour.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17th at 6 p.m.
We will be hosting a public interest symposium on April 4, 2018, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at U.C. Hastings at the Alumni Reception Center, located at 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco.
We will have panelists discuss their career paths and the work they do. Panelists include Hadi Razzaq (SF public defender), Ramaah Sadasivam (formerly at DREDF-disability rights), Nikhil Bhagat (US Attorney's Office), Professor Veena Dubal (work on the intersection of law and social change in the work context), and Palak Sheth (Manager of the Affirmative Litigation Unit at the SF City Attorney's Office). Reception to follow.
Please RSVP here.
Please join us for SABA-NC's 25th Annual Gala at the San Francisco Design Center. The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Gala celebrates the accomplishments of our organization and its membership throughout the year. This year's Gala will feature a networking reception, dinner with a short program and fundraiser, and post dinner networking. The event will features a hosted bar. Questions or sponsorship inquiries may be directed at email@example.com.
You must be a member of SABA to purchase a ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the following link.
SABA North America is proud to announce its 2nd Lobby Day taking place on March 21st, 2018 in Washington DC. Members of SABA North America come together to discuss legislation affecting South Asians in the United States. Attendees will meet with key Members of Congress and their staffs and will be provided important information regarding critical issues such as racial profiling and access to counsel. A stipend may be available for attendees. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
California API Bar Lobby Day: We are pleased to announce a new community partner, the California Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Cal-APABA is a statewide advocacy organization that represents the interests of California's 14,000+ APA attorneys. Its members reside in 38 of California's 40 State Senate Districts and in the majority of California's Assembly Districts. Cal-APABA will hold its first annual Lobby Day in Sacramento on March 13. We will meet with Assemblymembers, State Senators, and the Governor’s office to advocate for the community. Be a voice for our community by registering here by February 9: calapaba.org. For any questions, contact Charles Jung at email@example.com.
SABA-NC is hosting a dinner with the Honorable Raj Chatterjee, Sheila Lichtblau, Sunil Kulkarni, Vince Chhabria, and Paul Grewal to discuss South Asians on the bench and pathways to the bench. This event is intended solely for individuals interested in or potentially interested in joining the State or Federal Bench. Interested members may email President@southasianbar.org for more information.
SABA-NC and UC Hastings SALSA are pleased to announce our first collaboration for the year. Please mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.for a Fireside Chat with The Honorable Raj Chatterjee, moderated by Professor Radhika Rao. Join us as Judge Chatterjee discusses his career transition and shares his path to joining the bench. This event is sponsored by Minami Tamaki LLP. We will begin with drinks and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. and begin the Fireside Chat at 7:00 p.m. Please click on the Eventbrite link to reserve free attendance to the event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireside-chat-with-judge-raj-chatterjee-tickets-37499578248. We hope to see you there!