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U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono Meets With Local Community Leaders

On April 21, SABA-SC participated in a lively roundtable discussion with United States Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii) and other community leaders to discuss issues impacting the Asian American community, including changes to the 2020 Census, immigration, and voting.

SABA-SC Celebrates KABA’s 38th Annual Installation Dinner

On May 11, SABA-SC attended the Korean American Bar Association’s 38th Annual Installation Dinner. Congratulations to KABA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors!

Member Spotlight

Gagan Vaideeswaran

Gagan Vaideeswaran is an employment lawyer at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. Her practice focuses on representing and counseling employers regarding the hiring process, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability accommodations, privacy in the workplace, and wage and hour issues. Gagan has been on SABA-SC’s Board of Directors for the past five years, and currently serves as SABA-SC’s Secretary. Her favorite SABA-SC events are the Orange County networking mixers. Gagan helps organize these mixers and enjoys bringing the South Asian legal community together near her hometown of Huntington Beach. In her free time, Gagan enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the world, and volunteering with animal rescue organizations.

Upcoming Events

May 19

SABA-SC Partners with SABA North America to Host Citizenship Information Clinic

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

610 South Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles

SABA North America will be hosting its first nationwide Naturalization Drive on May 19. This drive is intended to assist eligible South Asians with U.S citizenship. In partnership with SABA North America, SABA-SC will be holding a citizenship information clinic along with the South Asian Network and SAHARA. The clinic will include presentations about the path for citizenship and provide a free review of naturalization applications. Volunteers should contact Pooja Patel (

Prior immigration law experience not required! Please help us spread the word and share information about the clinic with anyone in need of citizenship assistance.

May 24

Muslim Bar Association’s Iftaar

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

333 Hope St., Los Angeles

Join the Muslim Bar Association for Iftaar. For more details, please visit:

May 31

APABA May Heritage Month

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium

100 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, APABA will be presenting a program entitled Empowering Our True Selves for Success: Recognizing and Overcoming Race-Based Implicit Bias in the Workplace. The program will feature panelists Cyndie M. Chang, Los Angeles Office Managing Partner of Duane Morris LLP; Annette W. Wong, Mindfulness Coach and Co-Host of Break Form Podcast; John Kim, M.A., LMFT, Psychotherapist and Life Coach; and Thomas Sy, Ph.D., Professor at UC Riverside. The panelists will discuss implicit bias issues and provide tools for overcoming such bias. Food will be provided. This program is qualified for 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit. For more details, please visit:

June 1-2


8:30 PM-10:30 PM

Highways Performance Space

18th Street Arts Center

1651 18th Street, Santa Monica

ArtWallah presents works that express the personal, political, and cultural celebrations and struggles of the South Asian diaspora through music, dance, performance, literature, film, and the visual arts. This year’s festival is directed and curated by Sheetal Gandhi and showcases the work of dance-theater artists Danish Bhandara, Sheetal Gandhi, Lionel Popkin, Richa Shukla, poet Aruni Wijesinghe, theatre artist and stand-up comedian Jimy Shah, music and multimedia artist Paul Livingstone and The SoulForce Project, Rajib Karmaker and artists from the Los Angeles Music and Arts Academy and bands Elephants with Guns, Rusty Rickshaw, and more.

For more information, please visit:

June 28-July 1

SABA North America Annual Convention

New York City

SABA North America’s Annual Convention is the largest gathering of South Asian American lawyers across the country. Come strengthen your community ties and hear from many distinguished speakers.

To register, please visit:

June 28-30

NASALSA 20th Annual International Conference

New York City

The Annual Conference of the North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA) provides an excellent opportunity for law students to connect. This year, the conference will be taking place in New York City during SABA North America’s Annual Convention and will provide law students with a great opportunity to meet South Asian American lawyers.

To register, please visit:

Job Announcements

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp is seeking to hire attorneys in its Los Angeles office with the following qualifications: (1) a tax associate (3-5 years’ experience) to support the firm’s private equity practice, (2) a real estate attorney (8-10 years’ experience), (3) a general litigation associate (1-2 years’ experience), (4) a trust and estates attorney (6-10 years’ experience), and (5) a labor and employment associate (6-plus years’ experience). Interested candidates should forward their resumes, transcripts, and writing samples to Wendy Chan at

Wilson Elser is seeking to hire a commercial litigation attorney (2-5 years’ experience) for its Los Angeles office. Interested candidates can apply online or send credentials to and put "LA Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney" in the subject line.

Tyson & Mendes is seeking to hire litigation associates with at least 5 years’ experience for its San Diego and Los Angeles offices. For more details, please visit:

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