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Final Days to Join Our Mentorship Program!

Are you looking for someone to help mentor you in the legal profession? Are you willing to share your experiences and insight with new lawyers and law students? If so, then we would like to hear from you!

SABA-SC's Mentorship Program runs from Fall 2018 to Fall 2019. Our Mentorship Program provides law students and attorneys with a great opportunity to develop their careers, learn from the experiences of others, and form lasting professional relationships. This year, our Program will consist of teams of 4-5 people ranging in experience and practices.

The deadline to join our Mentorship Program as a mentor or mentee is October 17. For more information, contact Moorari Shah at

SABA-SC Is Accepting Scholarship Applications from Law Students

SABA-SC is awarding merit-based scholarships to South Asian law students local to Southern California. Scholarships are based on academic accomplishments as well as engagement with and potential contributions to the South Asian community. Applicants must have completed one year of law school (part-time and full-time students eligible), among other requirements. Scholarships will be awarded at our Mentorship Reception on October 30.

Applications are due by October 26 by 5:30 P.M. For more information, contact Labdhi Sheth ( or Dhara Waghela (

Joint Bar Association Mixer Recap

On October 4, SABA-SC joined the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California and the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California in downtown LA to celebrate diversity in the legal profession, reunite with old friends, and make new connections. Special thanks to Nixon Peabody for hosting this wonderful event, and to our friends at AALASC and MBASC for joining us.

Register to Vote!

Don't forget to register to vote for the November 6 election! Deadline is October 15. Click here to register and make your vote count!

Upcoming Events

October 30

SABA-SC Mentorship Reception

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP

707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 6000


Join SABA-SC for its annual Mentorship Reception to celebrate mentorship and citizenship in the South Asian community. This year, we are pleased to be honoring U.S. Magistrate Judge Shashi Kewalramani with the Mentor of the Year Award, and awarding scholarships to South Asian law students!

Click here to purchase tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Gopi Panchapakesan ( for more information.

November 2

SABA-San Diego Annual Dinner

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Royal Banquet

8990 Miramar Rd #200a

San Diego, CA 92126

Come celebrate SABA-SD's Annual Dinner, and hear from keynote speaker Ahilan Arulanantham, Senior Counsel of the ACLU of Southern California. For more information, please visit

November 13

Reception Celebrating Justice Halim Dhanidina

Save the Date! SABA-SC, along with Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, will be hosting a reception in honor of the appointment and confirmation of the Honorable Halim Dhanidina to the California Court of Appeal. Details to follow.

Job Announcements

Nixon Peabody is hiring an ERISA/Employee Benefits attorney and a Health Care attorney for its Los Angeles Office. For more information, click here.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is hiring an employment law attorney for its Long Beach Office. For more information, click here.

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