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Join Our Mentorship Program!

SABA-SC is accepting applications for its Mentorship Program, running 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. Whether you are a law student or a new or experienced attorney, we would like to hear from you!

Applications are due by October 17. To apply, please contact Moorari Shah at mshah@BuckleySandler.com.

SABA-SC Hosts Path To Partnership

On September 13, SABA-SC hosted a lively panel discussion on the Path to Partnership. Our panel featured law firm partners Anjan Choudhury (Munger Tolles), Navneet Chugh (Chugh LLP), Rabi Narula (Knobbe Martens) and Nimalka Wickramasekera (Winston & Strawn). The panel discussed how they succeeded at their firms and how associates can increase their chances for making partner.

Thank you to our distinguished panel for their time and insight. Special thanks to Winston & Strawn for hosting this event, and to SABA-SC’s Co-President Elect, Shilpa Coorg, for moderating the panel.

Meet Our Board

Labdhi Sheth is a third year student at Loyola Law School interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property litigation. Labdhi interned for the Honorable Dolly Gee (USDC) and currently serves as the Chief Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review. Upon graduation, Labdhi will be practicing at WilmerHale.

Since 2017, Labdhi has served as SABA-SC’s Law Student Director. Her favorite SABA events include the Mentorship Reception and the Day of Service. Labdhi follows a personal philosophy of “fall down seven times, stand up eight.”

Dhara Waghela is a JD/MBA student at UCLA, and is interested in pursuing a career in corporate healthcare law. Since 2016, Dhara has served as SABA-SC’s Law Student Director. Dhara enjoys SABA-SC’s annual Mentorship Reception and is a strong supporter of SABA-SC’s Mentorship Program. She follows a mantra that you may not be able to control every situation and outcome but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.

Upcoming Events

September 22

SAALT Gallery Tour and Dinner

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Join South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a private gallery tour of LACMA’s To Rome and Back exhibit. The tour will be followed by a 3-course catered dinner beginning at 5:30 PM. To register, please contact Sonia Kotecha at sonia@saalt.org.

October 4

Joint LA Mixer - Presented by AALASC, MBASC, and SABA-SC

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nixon Peabody - 300 S. Grand Ave., 42nd Floor, Los Angeles

Join the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California, the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, and SABA-SC for an evening of reuniting with old friends, great conversation, and making new connections! To register for this mixer, click here.

Job Announcements

Public Counsel is seeking to hire a Staff Attorney in its Los Angeles office for its Consumer Law Project and a Directing Attorney for its Center for Veterans’ Advancement. For more information, click here.

The Federal Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire a Capital Habeas Unit Attorney and a Trial Attorney - Immigration Specialist in its Los Angeles Office. For more information, click here.

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