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!
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.
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.
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!
It's football season!!! SABA-NC is pleased to announce our next Fireside Chat with Rahul Chandhok from the Legal Affairs office of the San Francisco 49ers! Join us Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Fireside Chat with the Director of External Affairs of the San Francisco 49ers.
Mr. Chandhok attended University of California Davis School of Law and University of California, Irvine for his undergraduate studies. Mr. Chandhok began his legal career as a Mayoral Aide for former Mayor Kevin Johnson and later became General Counsel at Freedom Writers Foundation. Mr. Chandhok joined the Legal Affairs division of the San Francisco 49ers in 2014.
We will begin with drinks and appetizers from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a moderated question and answer session with Mr. Chandhok from 6:45 onward.
Expect an entertaining and informative conversation with Rahul where you can gain tips on how this Class of 2011 UC Davis Law School graduate got his dream job and get inside info on what it's like working for the 49ers. We hope you will join and bring your questions!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 22, 2017.
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,September 8th, at Park Balluchi in Mountain View. The address is Park Balluchi, 288 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041, and the phone number is (650) 960-1000. Please RSVP to email@example.com or on Facebook so that we have an accurate headcount for our reservation. Please allow extra time for parking, as this restaurant is in downtown Mountain View.
Come to the NAPABA Convention Kick-Off event to learn about the upcoming convention. It's also a chance to meet or reconnect with current and past leaders of NAPABA and learn how to get more involved. Food and drinks will be provided. Enter a raffle to win a free 2017 NAPABA Convention registration!
Co-sponsored by: South Asian Bar Association of Northern California; Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.
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, August 11th, at the Los Altos Amber India. The address is 4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022, and the phone number is (650) 968-7511. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. Parking is limited, so please plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!
We're "Making Monumental Strides" in Washington, D.C. for our 14th Annual Convention! This is the one time of year to meet with hundreds of South Asian attorneys in a professional, yet casual atmosphere. You can strengthen your community ties or create new ones while advancing your career knowledge through CLEs and interacting with others in your field. From the Welcome Reception to the Gala to the panels and networking events in between, the SABA North America Convention is the best place to mix and mingle, learn and share, with the best of the South Asian legal community.
Convention details/links are available here.
Summer Kickoff Happy Hour Co-Hosted by SABA, American Constitution Society Bay Area, ACLU of Northern California, AABA and others!
Join us for happy hour to kick off the summer and welcome the interns, clerks and associates calling the Bay Area home for the next few months. We will have a private area reserved in the Magic School Bus in SoMa StrEat Food Park for us to mix and mingle! This is an open event, so please feel free to bring friends and coworkers.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. As this restaurant is in downtown Mountain View, please allow extra time for parking.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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 Coalition, ACLU 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.
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 email@example.com. As this restaurant is in downtown Palo Alto, please allow extra time for parking.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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.