Who We Are
The South Asian Bar Association of San Diego (“SABA-SD”) is a San Diego-based, nonprofit organization open to all South Asian attorneys and law students, as well as others interested in South Asia and law. Its members include legal professionals of South Asian-American descent as well as those interested in the issues affecting the South Asian-American community. SABA-SD strives to promote the professional and academic development of its members; increase the opportunities for South Asian-American legal professionals to participate in and lead civic and public affairs; support efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession; raise the South Asian-American community’s awareness of relevant legal issues affecting their interests; support public interest associations providing pro bono legal services and other grassroots community organizations serving the South Asian-American community; and serve as a resource and an advocate for both South Asian-American legal professionals and the South Asian-American community.
To promote the professional and academic development of South Asian-American legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, and
law students, in San Diego and throughout the United States;
To increase the opportunities for South Asian-American legal professionals to participate in local and national civic affairs, as well as lead other community and legal organizations serving the public interest;
To support the efforts of other bar associations, including specialty bar associations, to increase diversity at all levels of the legal profession;
To raise the South Asian-American community’s awareness of legal issues affecting their interests;
To support organizations that provide or promote the provision of pro bono legal services to the South Asian-American community;
To serve as a resource and, when necessary, an advocate, for South Asian-American legal professionals and community members;
To mentor law students of South Asian descent as well as those interested in legal issues uniquely affecting the South Asian community; and
To facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between the South Asian-American community and other communities in San Diego.