South Asian Bar Association of Washington
SABAW serves as a liaison between South Asian legal professionals, law students and the legal community at large. We provide our members with opportunities to expand their personal networksand resources and a platform for community outreach and involvement.
South Asian Bar Association of Washington ("SABAW") is a 501(c)(3) 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. With help from our membership, SABAW has continually expanded our community outreach and enhanced
opportunities for law students and young lawyers through legal clinics, scholarships and fellowships.
SABAW Scholarship Program, established in 2006, is focused on helping South Asian law students and practitioners achieve their dreams and serves as a means for the greater legal community to support the activities of SABAW’s members. Each year, SABAW awards over $10,000 in scholarships to various recipients who have done some truly remarkable things in support of SABAW’s and NASABA’s missions. SABAW offers following category of scholarships every year-
SABAW Public Interest Law Scholarship – for law students interested in public interest law work
Student Stipend(s) – for law students involved with SABAW and/or the South Asian community
SABAW/API-Chaya Scholarship – for legal interns working at API-Chaya
Please CLICK HERE for more details about SABAW's 2021 scholarships.
SABAW aims to pair law students and young lawyers with mentor attorneys. Participant pairs will create their own agreement regarding discussion topics, meetings, and follow-up. The formal program will last through the year. But we hope the relationships will continue beyond. For mentors and mentees alike, this is a fantastic opportunity to support one another, learn from one another, and meet the movers and shakers of our profession. Our networks tend to be South Asian and Middle Eastern lawyers, but participants from any and all backgrounds are most welcome to join us!
SABAW hosts legal clinics in partnership with community organizations like Indian Association of Western Washington, Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Washington and Muslim Association of Puget Sound where local attorneys volunteer provide pro bono services on a variety of practice areas including immigration, family law, estate planning and more to members of the South Asian community.
Annual Banquet and Fundraiser
Every Fall SABAW's Annual Banquet brings together members of the legal community together for an evening of entertainment, celebration and networking.