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SABA Applauds the Appointment of Neetu Singh Badhan-Smith and Rubiya Nur to the Los Angeles Superior Court

SABA Applauds the Appointment of Neetu Singh Badhan-Smith and Rubiya Nur to the Los Angeles Superior Court

For Immediate Release - May 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA – The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) applauds Governor Jerry Brown's appointment of Neetu Singh Badhan-Smith and Rubiya Nur to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. These appointments further diversify California's judiciary with accomplished and well-respected members of the bar. Badhan-Smith and Nur will be only the third and fourth women of South Asian descent to serve as a California Superior Court judge.

Both Badhan-Smith and Nur have a long history and commitment to public service.

Prior to joining the bench, Badhan-Smith served as a deputy public defender at the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office for more than a dozen years. Badhan-Smith was an attorney at the Southern California Housing Rights Center from 2003 to 2004. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nur has been a solo practitioner since 2008. From 2001 to 2008, Nur also served as a deputy public defender at the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, San Bernardino.

SABA-SC congratulates Badhan-Smith and Nur on their achievements and looks forward to their respective tenures on the bench.

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