SABA-GA Newsletter

SABA-GA is looking for volunteer attorneys to help with the clinic. Please let us know by clicking here if you are available and willing to assist, or if you have any questions about the clinic! It's a very small time commitment that will lead to a very large impact!! 
 

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4th Annual Charity Dinner!
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening will be Susan P. Coppedge who currently serves as United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
 

  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!   SABA-GA Members should have already received an e-mail with a discount code! Please e-mail  sabaga13@gmail.com  with questions about the code.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

SABA-GA Members should have already received an e-mail with a discount code! Please e-mail sabaga13@gmail.com with questions about the code.

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Join us for an evening of marketing at SABA-GA's first Happy Hour of 2018! 
Please RSVP to sabaga13@gmail.com

Message from the Young Lawyers Division: 


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$5K Stipend Opportunity for PIIP Internships

Dear Colleagues,

Since 2009, the YLD has been at the forefront of the fight to combat decreases in both young lawyer employment opportunities and staffing at Georgia's public interest legal organizations. Through the Public Interest Internship Program (PIIP), the YLD has, over the past eight years, made it possible for 36 young lawyers and law students to pursue internships at Georgia's public interest legal organizations. These 36 PIIP interns have provided approximately 14,000 hours of service to Georgians in need of legal services that they otherwise could not afford. Providing legal services to the indigent remains a critical need in Georgia and is one of the focuses of the State Bar's strategic plan. The need for PIIP is as great now as it has ever been.

As a result, I am happy to announce that the YLD is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of PIIP interns. Any law student or new lawyer who has already secured a summer internship for at least 10 weeks and 400 hours of service at a public interest legal organization in Georgia can apply for a PIIP internship and the $5,000 stipend that accompanies it. Applications will be vetted by the YLD Public Interest Internship Program Committee, with the applicants ranked based upon their ties to the state of Georgia and commitment to public service, essay, strength of resume and extracurricular activities.

Apply here. Applications are due no later than March 30 at 5 p.m.

Won't you seize this opportunity to assist the YLD in its efforts to combat the ongoing shortage of legal employment opportunities for young lawyers and aid in the delivery of legal services to the millions of Georgians in need of them by applying for a PIIP internship?

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 Asian American Advancing Justice is hosting their Seventh Annual Asian American Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day on Thursday, February 22 in the Georgia State Capital located in downtown Atlanta. Our Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day is designed to be a relationship-building opportunity among Asian American leaders, Georgia elected officials and other policy makers. Our event draws the largest number of Asian American business and community leaders to the Georgia Capitol each year, typically bringing together over 300 guests.  This year's event will start with coffee and refreshments as well as a formal program at the Floyd Room at the James H Floyd Building from 7:30AM - 9:00AM, followed by an opportunity to lobby elected officials on important issues in the legislature. Guests will be invited to join us back in the Floyd Room for a lunch and keynote address (TBD).  To purchase tickets, please visit  https://2018legbreakfast.eventbrite.com

Asian American Advancing Justice is hosting their Seventh Annual Asian American Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day on Thursday, February 22 in the Georgia State Capital located in downtown Atlanta. Our Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day is designed to be a relationship-building opportunity among Asian American leaders, Georgia elected officials and other policy makers. Our event draws the largest number of Asian American business and community leaders to the Georgia Capitol each year, typically bringing together over 300 guests.

This year's event will start with coffee and refreshments as well as a formal program at the Floyd Room at the James H Floyd Building from 7:30AM - 9:00AM, followed by an opportunity to lobby elected officials on important issues in the legislature. Guests will be invited to join us back in the Floyd Room for a lunch and keynote address (TBD).

To purchase tickets, please visit https://2018legbreakfast.eventbrite.com

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Congratulations to our new SABA-GA Board of Directors


After a very close election, we are proud to announce that the following four SABA-GA Members have been elected to serve on the SABA-GA Board of Directors for three years:

  • Jana Anandarangam
  • Umar Bakhsh
  • Sana Rupani
  • Samhitha Medatia

Please join us in congratulating the new Board of Directors. We thank everyone that took the time to vote and thank each member who ran for the board of directors. We would also like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the outgoing board of directors Akash Desai, Zain Kapadia, and  Sonia Lakhany.

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ELECTIONS MEETING


SABA-GA has four vacancies for board member positions starting in 2018. If you are interested in nominating someone or running, please fill out the nomination form. Details on eligibility and nominating are listed on the form. Forms are due no later than Thursday, January 11.

The election meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the offices of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, located at  1100 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. The meeting will begin at 6pm. All members are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please email sabaga13@gmail.com


Co-Chair of Programming for 2018 National Convention
 

Want to contribute to SABA but aren't sure about the three year time commitment? There are other ways to get involved!

We are in searching for one individual to serve as the Co-Chair of Programming for the National Convention this year in NYC.  If you are interested or have any questions, please email sabaga13@gmail.com.


ADVISORY COMMITTEE 


SABA-GA will be forming an advisory committee comprised of previous board members who can get involved who can be a voice with regards to our local chapter as well as have input in the 2019 National Convention. All previous board members are encouraged to apply. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please email sabaga13@gmail.com.

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 Tickets will be available for purchase at www.sabaga.org.  Ticket prices are:  Law Students - $25  Members - $30  Non-members - $40

Tickets will be available for purchase at www.sabaga.org.  Ticket prices are:

Law Students - $25

Members - $30

Non-members - $40


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Board Member Alkesh Patel receiving the Community Champion Organization award on behalf of SABA-GA from the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) at their annual Chai and Chat event on November 5, 2017.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

SABA-GA member, Sachin Vargheese, is a candidate for the Georgia House District 89 seat. After Tuesday's election, there will be a runoff election on December 5.

If you are interested in volunteering on Sachin's campaign for the next few weeks, please contact Hayden Brooks athayden@sachinforgeorgia.com for more information.

You can learn more about Sachin's campaign athttps://sachinforgeorgia.com/


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SABA-GA Outing to the Braves Game on September 7

Last chance to reserve tickets to the game on Thursday, September 7.  Join SABA for a great opportunity to enjoy the end of summer and socialize with SABA members. We plan to meet near the stadium (the Battery Park) starting around 5:30pm to tailgate before the game. We are anticipating group tickets to be around $15-$20. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to sabaga13@gmail.com by Monday, August 21st so that we can order discounted group tickets! 

Friends and family welcome! 

GABWA and Gate City Bar Association's Annual Judicial Reception

Please RSVP as directed on the flyer. 

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Wednesday, September 20 Immigration Pro Bono Project

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SABA-GA Annual Charity Dinner benefiting Raksha, Wednesday May 17, 2017, 6:30-10:00 pm


We are excited to announce the details of our Third Annual Charity Dinner hosted at Amara. This year our keynote speaker is Lakshmi Sridaran from SAALT. We will have dinner, drinks,  awards and live music from Jashn!  Please RSVP by May 1; space is limited.  You can purchase your tickets here.

Prices are as follows:
$40/Members
$50/Non-member; Guest
$60/ At the Door


MBLC Cook-Off

We are still looking for volunteers for this event. It is a great opportunity to network and meet attorneys and judges from other bar organizations. Please email Waqar Khawaja (waqarkhawaja@icloud.com) if you'd like to join the team, cook some amazing food, and win the cook off!


Registration Open for SABA North America Convention in Washington, D.C.: Thursday, July 13 - July 16, 2017


Early bird registration expires on May 1.

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Come join us on Thursday, March 23 at 6pm!


Please RSVP at bit.ly/SALSAevent


 

Reception Honoring Judge Parag Shah, hosted by Hunton & Williams, April 6 at 6:30 PM
Please join SABA-GA in honoring Judge Parag Shah who was recently appointed as a Pro Hac Judge for the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. GAPABA will be co-sponsoring and Hunton & Williams has graciously offered to host the reception which is open and free of charge to all SABA-GA and GAPABA members who RSVP. Please come out and show your support. You can RSVP here.



MBLC Cook-Off

Join the SABA-GA team for the MBLC cook off on April 22! Email Waqar Khawaja (waqarkhawaja@icloud.com) if you'd like to join the team, cook some amazing food, and win the cook off!






Advancing Justice Legal Fellowship
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is proud to announce its inaugural Advancing Justice Legal Fellowship. The fellowship is geared toward a 2017 law school graduate or an outgoing judicial law clerk who wants to work in the public interest arena. This fellowship is funded by GAPABA. To read more the position and on how you can apply, click here. The deadline to apply is April 1.

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In-House Panel Discussion on Thursday, January 19, 2017 (6:00 PM)

Save the date for an evening with in-house counsel! SABA-GA in conjunction with KPPB Law is hosting an in-house counsel panel discussion on January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm. The event will take place Kilpatrick, Townsend, & Stockton in midtown. We have various speakers from major companies in Atlanta lined up for an exciting discussion. The topics will center around the relationship between in-house counsel and outside counsel,  insight on their day-to-day responsibilities and what it takes to succeed as counsel.  CLE credit will be available for this event.  Please RSVP at info@kppblaw.com.

 

2017 SABA-GA Board Member Elections on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (6:30 PM)


SABA-GA is accepting nominations for its 2017 Board Members to fill 4 board position openings. We are excited to bring on new board members with new ideas on our to further the causes of SABA-GA. The upcoming elections meeting will take place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at Morris Manning Martin (1600 Atlanta Financial Center, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326).

We hope all of you will consider either running or nominating someone to be a board member.  It is perfectly acceptable to nominate oneself, so don't wait or hope someone recognizes your talent.  Step forward and help steward SABA-GA in the new year.  Nomination forms are here, and must be completed and returned to our Elections Officer Zain Kapadia (zain@kapadialawfirm.com) by end of the day Friday, January 13, 2017.  You can also email Zain for more information or if you have any questions.