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Endorsements Policy

SABA-DC plays an active role in advancing members of the Washington, DC legal community by endorsing candidates for important legal positions, such as bench and bar leadership positions.

Candidates for judicial nominations, Bar leadership, and senior government appointments seeking an endorsement from the South Asian Bar Association are encouraged to send their request to SABADCPresident@gmail.com.  Please write "[ENDORSEMENT REQUEST]" in the Subject line, and inform us of deadlines and addressees in the body of your message.  

The request will be reviewed by the SABA-DC Endorsements committee, which will make a recommendation to the Board as to whether SABA-DC should endorse the candidate.  Factors considered by the Endorsements Committee include the candidate's qualifications, past accomplishments, a demonstrated interest in or commitment to the South Asian community, and any past work with the South Asian Bar.  Candidates should inform SABA-DC of any endorsement deadlines in their request.

** If you are seeking an endorsement, please complete and submit our Endorsement Questionnaire. **  

Recent Endorsements

2019 District of Columbia Bar Elections

Voting for D.C. Bar positions are underway and will continue until May 24, 2019.  All those eligible to vote should have received an email from the D.C. Bar to the election ballot.  Please be sure to vote soon!  

More information can be found here:  https://www.dcbar.org/about-the-bar/elections/

SABA-DC plays an active role in advancing member of the Washington, DC legal community by endorsing candidates for important legal positions, such as bench and bar leadership positions.  After receiving applications and talking with each candidate, SABA-DC is proud to endorse the following candidates for the D.C. Bar leadership:

D.C. Bar President-Elect

Charlie Lemley

 Lemley (1)


D.C. Bar Secretary

Garylene "Gage" Javier

2019 elections candidate


D.C. Bar Treasurer

Hardeep Grover

2019 elections candidate


D.C. Bar Board of Governors

Paul Lee

2019 elections candidate


SABA-DC endorses Hardeep Grover for DC Bar Treasurer

SABA-DC is proud to endorse Hardeep Grover for the position of Treasurer for the D.C. Bar.  As past-president of SABA-DC, where he worked to promote the professional development of South Asian American lawyers and law students, we are confident that Hardeep will provide invaluable support to the D.C. Bar.

2019 elections candidate


Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035

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