Welcome to the South Asian Bar Association of Washington!

SABAW is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in Washington State dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW is also committed to identifying and advancing the areas where economic, social and political interests intersect with South Asian legal issues, and we work to provide opportunities for law students in Washington to get involved in these areas alongside us.  SABAW serves as a liaison between South Asian legal professionals and the legal community at large. We strive to provide our members with education, opportunities to expand their personal networks and resources, and a platform for community outreach and involvement. We are an active branch of the North American South Asian Bar Association. Join us at our next event to learn more!

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2014 SABA National Convention Scholarship offered by SABAW

2014 marks the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA)’s Eleventh Annual Convention. SABA’s Convention is the place for attorneys of South Asian descent and attorneys interested in issues facing South Asian-Americans and South Asia to meet, learn and network. This year the Convention will be held in Chicago from June 19-21. The South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) will grant two scholarships of $1,000 each to one law student and one lawyer who can best demonstrate a commitment to the South Asian community, locally or at large, to attend the 2014 SABA National Convention, and report back to the local SABAW membership.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be current law students or attorneys (public-interest lawyers, government lawyers, solo practitioners, and lawyers seeking employment only) residing in the State of Washington. To apply, please send an essay less than 300 words to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) describing your connection to the South Asian community, your involvement and the intent to attend the 2014 SABA National Convention by April 10, 2014.

The Scholarship Committee will announce awardees shortly thereafter. The awards will be disbursed upon a showing of proof by the awardees of registration for the 2014 SABA National Convention, hotel reservations and travel reservations. Early bird registration rates expire on May 1, 2014. For more information on the convention, visit the SABA Convention website here.

Law Student Public Interest Scholarships for Summer/Fall 2014 offered by SABAW

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest project or doing a summer/fall 2014 public interest internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community in Washington. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) and received by April 30, 2014.

The scholarship recipient will be expected to attend the annual SABAW reception, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipients at the banquet will be a guest of SABAW. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased from SABAW directly.

Law Student Stipend offered by SABAW

Awarded to a current law student based on a totality of factors, including but not limited to: contribution to the South Asia community in Washington, need, academic excellence and community involvement – $1,000. All applications will require an essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) and received by April 30, 2014.

Scholarship recipient is expected to attend the annual SABAW banquet, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipient at the banquet will be a guest of SABAW. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased from SABAW directly.

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The South Asian Bar Association of Washington has many members that would love to assist you! You can sort our referral directory by name, address, or area of expertise. You can also filter the directory to show only lawyers that specialize in areas specific to your needs. For a more general question, try our contact form.

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A Note from Our President

Thanks for visiting our new site–we look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time at an upcoming SABAW event!  We encourage you to take a look around the site to learn more about SABAW and how you can get involved.  If you have suggestions or feedback for us, we would be happy to hear from you!  Just use the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  Click on “Meet the Board” to learn more about our 2014 directors and officers.

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