Mission Statement

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.

2024 SABAW Board of Directors


Ishir Mehta


Shashi Vijay

President Elect, Treasurer

Pooja Dave

Immediate Past President

Akansha Bhat