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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.  

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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!