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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.  

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South Asian Bar Association Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 8, 2016 (6:30 PM)

SABA-GA will be hosting its Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Club Room at Ansley Terrace (175 15th Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309). This will be an excellent opportunity for all current SABA-GA Members to renew their membership for 2017. Those attorneys wishing to renew their membership can bundle their Holiday Party Ticket and 2017 SABA-GA Membership for $60. Tickets may be purchased before December 1, 2016 for $25 for current SABA-GA Members and $30 for non SABA-GA Members. After December 1, tickets will be available for $30 for current SABA-GA Members and $35 for non SABA-GA Members. Come mingle as we celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year with your fellow SABA-GA attorneys and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and heavy appetizers.

Tickets may be purchased via EventBrite by clicking here.
 

2017 SABA-GA Board Member Elections on Wednesday, January 18, 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.  

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 6:30PM

Judicial Reception in Honor of Hon. DJ Jeyaram and Hon. Ruth Rocker McMullin

The South Asian Bar Association and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association cordially invites SABA-GA members to a Reception in honor of our Gwinnett County Asian American Judges, the Hon. DJ Jeyaram and the Hon. Ruth Rocker McMullin. The Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the 1818 Club (6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097) and is co-hosted by the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia, and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia. Hors d'oeurves and bar beverages will be served. To RSVP, please visit www.gapaba.org/events.    


Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 6:30PM

South Asian Bar Association and Vietnamese American Bar Association Fundraising Mixer

Join the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia (VABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA) on the patio at The Luminary on November 10 to make new friends, mingle with old ones, and breathe a collective sigh of relief that the election is over! You'll also have the chance to hear from and donate to two local nonprofits we're proud to support: Raksha, Inc. and Athena's Warehouse, Inc.

$20 in advance.  $25 at the door.  Each ticket comes with one drink and light appetizers. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to Raksha, Inc. and Athena's Warehouse, Inc.

Raksha, which means “protection” in several South Asian languages, is a Georgia-based nonprofit for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. 

Athena's Warehouse is a Georgia-based nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering underserved high school girls in the Atlanta community, most of whom are minorities from immigrant families.  Through enrichment programs, advocacy initiatives, and positive female role models, Athena's equip girls with the tools and resources to become healthy, confident, and independent young women. 

Please click here to buy your tickets. Limited tickets are available.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

South Asian Bar Association Holiday Party

More details coming soon!
 

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Tapestri's Annual "Live Without Fear" Fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 (6:00 PM)


Tapestri will be hosting its 6th Annual "Live Without Fear" Fundraiser on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Alston & Bird's Atlanta office (1201 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Tapestri Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated towards ending violence and oppression in immigrant and refugee communities. To purchase tickets and more information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here. For more information about the organization, visit www.tapestri.org.  

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Citizenship Clinic - Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 (2:00 PM)


Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (AAAJ) is holding a free citizenship clinic on September 25, 2016 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Lucky Shoals Community & Recreation Center in Norcross. AAAJ is looking for two volunteer attorneys to assist us with conducting attorney consultations and final review. Training will be provided before hand. Please contact Javeria Jamil at jjamil@advancingjustice-atlanta.org if you are interested or have any questions.


State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program - Fall CLE & Luncheon - Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-22, 2016


The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program presents its 2016 Fall CLE and Luncheon - Generational Diversity: Techniques and Strategies on Managing Diversity of Generations in the Workplace. The program will begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6 P.M. with the Welcome Reception at 999 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 2300, Atlanta, Georgia. The CLE portion of the program will be on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 8 A.M. until 2 P.M. The CLE will give attorneys 3 CLE Credits including one hour for professionalism. The Keynote Speaker for the Luncheon will be Kelley Park, Senior Vice President at Inclusivity and Human Services Southwire Company LLC. Tickets are available for the Full program, Luncheon only, and Welcome Reception only. To register for the program, please click here.
 

Job Openings:

The Robbins Firm is seeking to hire an associate with one or two years of experience (work experience may include clerking). For more information, please contact Anjula Singh at executivedirector@sabanorthamerica.com.

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SABA North American Convention Happy Hour Hosted by the Chugh Firm to be held at Double Zero - Thursday, April 21, 2016 (6:30 P.M.)

In anticipation of this year's SABA North America National Convention, the Chugh Firm has graciously offered to host SABA-GA and its members for drinks and appetizers at Double Zero (5825 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30328). The event will begin at 6:30 P.M.

Members will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with other SABA-GA members who will be attending the National Convention and also have a chance to hear from Navneet S. Chugh, the founder of the Chugh Firm and the founder President of SABA North America. All SABA-GA members in attendance will receive a free drink and appetizers courtesy of the Chugh Firm. This program is open to all SABA-GA Members including those not attending the National Convention.

For more information about the Chugh Firm, please visit chugh.com.


4th Annual MBLC Diversity Celebration and Cookoff Competition - Saturday, April 23, 2016 (12:00 P.M.)

The Multi-Bar Leadership Council of Atlanta is a hosting a Cookoff Competition at Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Different Bar Associations from the Metro Atlanta area, including SABA-GA, will be preparing authentic dishes that represent their organizations in hopes of winning the Cookoff Competition. This program will be a great opportunity for SABA-GA members to network with other voluntary bar organization and judges who will be judging the Cookoff Competition. 

SABA-GA is seeking volunteers to help with the Cookoff Competition as well as members to come support our organization. For more information on volunteering or the program, please contact Mokia Scott at monika@lawfirmscott.com.