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On June 27, 2019, SABA-SC organized a panel presentation for On Campus Interviewing.  The event was hosted by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Downtown Los Angeles. Vandana Kapur, of Davis Wright Tremaine began the evening with introductory remarks.  The panelists, Purvi Patel, Ashe Puri, Gopi Panchapakesan, and Labdhi Sheth, shared their experiences with the interviewing process and insights into hiring ...
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SABA-SC members had a strong presence at this year’s SABA-North America Annual Conference in Atlanta, which was attended by nearly 500 individuals from across the country.  The conference, which was held June 20 to 23, 2019, included a variety of panels, an opportunity for attendees to volunteer and give back to the community via SABA North America’s new SABA Cares ...
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 Dhruva Krishna is J.D. candidate at UCLA.  He is actively involved in their Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA), South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA), and Entertainment Law Association (ELA) student groups.  Prior to UCLA, Dhruva graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Ethics, History, Public Policy and Professional Writing.  He is an avid and active musician, and spent ...
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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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The 2019 application for California ChangeLawyers’ 1L Diversity Scholarship is now open. Recently admitted law students embarking on their first year of law school are invited to apply by 5pm PST on Monday, June 24, 2019 by visiting the scholarship webpage. The $7,500 scholarship to be applied towards expenses related to the first year of law school is available to ...
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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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