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SABA GB is a local chapter of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA NA), which is the umbrella organization for local SABA groups throughout the United States and Canada.

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Welcome from the SABA GB Co-Presidents

Dear SABA GB community:

It is a tremendous honor to serve as Co-Presidents of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (“SABA GB”) for the 2022 year. As we take over the helm from outgoing President, Sahar Basaria, we congratulate and thank her for her hard work and dedication to the organization during an incredibly uncertain and challenging time.

Over the past year, SABA GB has organized several virtual and in-person events to foster community among members of SABA GB, as well as between SABA GB members and members of other affinity bar organizations, including happy hours; an upstander intervention training designed to provide attendees with interpersonal tools to prevent, disrupt, and intervene in acts of harm; a mock interview event for current law students; "office hours" for current law students to discuss issues and topics relevant to them; and women’s lunch circles, which meet on a quarterly basis and serve as a space for South Asian women to nurture and develop their careers. We capped off the year with a three-day virtual Gala featuring special performances by Penn Masala, the world’s first and premier South Asian a capella group; a keynote speech by Gurbir Grewal, former Attorney General of New Jersey and current Director of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission; a cooking class taught by renowned chef Asha Gomez, and meditative and power yoga classes led by longtime SABA GB members and supporters Manmeet Desai and Anupama Pal.

Moving forward, we will continue to further SABA GB’s mission in promoting the advancement of attorneys and law students of South Asian Heritage, creating a forum for networking and professional development, providing ongoing legal scholarship and education, and advancing advocacy and community involvement. We will achieve these goals by planning robust social and educational events and programming, as well as working with local, state, and national bar organizations to address issues relevant to the South Asian legal community, particularly around issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.

We hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming SABA GB year. We look forward to seeing you at future events—stay tuned!

Best regards,

Deepa Desai & Payal Salsburg

Co-Presidents, SABA GB

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Know Your Rights!

In our award-winning Know Your Rights! program, community leaders attend two-hour sessions on topics including employment law, consumer protection, criminal law, the court system and legislative process, family law, domestic violence, immigration, disability law, and elder care. Graduates gain information and contacts to pass on to their communities across New England.


Membership Benefits

  • Discounted or free admission to SABA GB events
  • Discounts to SABA NA seminars and events
  • Free membership for law students (only registration required)
  • Law student mentorship
  • Members only events
  • Increased opportunities to network with attorneys in SABA GB as well as in other bar associations
  • Access to SABA GB’s lawyer referral service
  • Access to SABA GB’s job postings
  • Up-to-date information on SABA GB events year-round
  • 20% Discount on Boston Bar Association membership
We look forward to welcoming you as a member of SABA GB. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the board.

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South Asian Women Attorney’s Initiative

In 2019, SABA GB rolled out a new initiative for South Asian women attorneys. Research shows that minority women face unique challenges in the legal community. To ameliorate these challenges, SABA GB is proactively creating a space to nurture and develop the careers of South Asian women attorneys. Our initial programming included the formation of Women’s Lunch Circles, which meet on a quarterly basis, and a special workshop on effective public speaking, which was generously sponsored by Own the Room, a communications training company. SABA GB hopes to continue this valuable initiative for years to come.

Panel Discussion on COVID-19'S IMPACT ON Immigration

On April 25, 2020, SABA GB organized an online webinar in conjunction with the Indian Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on immigration. SABA GB KYR & Community Relations Committee Co-Chairs Aditya Perakath and Natasha Meserve helped organized the event. The panel featured immigration lawyers Leslie Ditrani and Manmeet Desai. The webinar is available on IAGB's Facebook page.

SABA GB thanks current and past sponsors of our Annual Gala & Awards Dinner and other Programs

SABA GB is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
c/o Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

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