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Meet our Co-Presidents Elect! Vandana Kapur practices employment law at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. She has counseled and defended organizations of various sizes in the healthcare, arts, film and entertainment, fitness, banking, manufacturing, technology, produce, and restaurant industries, among others, against a variety of employment law claims.  Vandana has extensive experience handling single plaintiff, representative action, and class action claims ...
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Rohit Nath is a Judicial Evaluations Director for SABA-SC. As his first order of business, he helped coordinate “An Evening with Judge Sri Srinivasan” on April 18th, co-sponsored by SABA-SC. Rohit is an associate at Susman Godfrey, LLP, where he litigates high-stakes cases across the country. Rohit’s experience includes class actions against life insurance carriers, commercial property disputes, and patent ...
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The horrific attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed almost 300 victims and injured hundreds more.  SABA-SC stands with the people of Sri Lanka in this trying time. We strongly condemn the loss of innocent life and the deliberate targeting of civilians based on religion and/or ethnicity, particularly on a day of peace and ...
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On April 18, SABA-SC and the Western Justice Center co-sponsored a Q&A session with Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Q&A was moderated by Kalpana Srinivasan (Susman Godfrey), with opening remarks by Tanya Acker and Elissa Barrett. Judge Srinivasan spoke about his experience living the American dream and he gave valuable advice ...
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Anjula Singh, the Executive Director of SABA North America, is looking for a pro bono or low-cost translator to translate about 450 words (about 25 sentences) from Bengali to English for evidence in an LGBT asylum claim. A certified translation is not required. The request is made on behalf of Transcend Arizona. If anyone is able to help, please contact ...
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Moderator: Kalpana Srinivasan (Susman Godfrey LLP) Thursday, April 18, 2019 Event Recap and Photos Please join the South Asian Bar Association of SoCal and the Western Justice Center for a Q&A discussion with D.C. Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan on April 18, 2019. The event will be hosted at the downtown offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Judge Srinivasan grew up in ...
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Be The Match is urgently looking for a stem cell donor for 29 year old Liyna, who has severe leukemia.  All ethnicities are encouraged to volunteer, but the best chance of matching are donors with a South Asian background.  Details are set forth above. Sign up online ASAP at:  join.bethematch.org/swabforliyna or text SWABFORLIYNA to 61474.
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On March 12, SABA-SC and SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation hosted their 16thAnnual Public Interest Dinner and Installation.  The sold-out event was an undeniable success thanks to the generous sponsorship and support from over 320 attendees. Honorees included the Hon. Andre Birotte, Jr. (Judicial Appreciation Award), Navneet Grewal (Public Interest Award) and Rahul Ravipudi (Trailblazer Award). Their comments regarding the importance of service to the ...
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On March 15, 2019, at least 50 people were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We are heartbroken by this tragedy, and strongly condemn this senseless act of violence.  SABA-SC extends its condolences to the victims and their loved ones, and stands in solidarity with the Muslim community. Attacks like the ...
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SABA-SC PIF has awarded financial grants to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (AP3CON), the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA), SATRANG, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA) and the South Asian Network (SAN). These grants could not be possible without the generous support of our ...
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