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The SABA-DC 14th Annual Public Interest and Racial Justice Benefit Gala

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Richard R. Verma

SABA-DC is excited to announce that Richard R. Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India, and current Mastercard Chief Legal Officer & Head of Global Public Policy, will be the Keynote Speaker at our 14th Annual Public Interest & Racial Justice Benefit Gala. We are honored to host Ambassador Verma, and we look forward to hearing his remarks, inspired by an illustrious career. 


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    Law students, recent law school graduates / transitioning attorneys seeking employment (members only):  $30
    Government, public interest, and academia (members only): $40
    Private firm (Over 40 lawyers) (members only): $110
    Private firm (Fewer than 40 lawyers) (members only):  $60
    In-house counsel (members only):  $60
    Friends of SABA-DC:  $60
    Guest of member attending gala:  $65
    Non-members:  $125

      Space is limited. Ticket purchases at the door will be $125 for general admission for all non-members and members, space permitting. For questions about registration, contact

      Location: 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

      Keynote Speaker: Richard R. Verma, the 25th U.S. Ambassador to India, and current Chief Legal Officer and Head of Global Public Policy at Mastercard

      Attire is Indian formal, Western formal, or cocktail.  As our gala is on an outdoor, covered terrace, please dress for the weather!

      Parking is available at the Fourth Street Garage (1101 Fourth Street SW, entrance between Masala Art and Nail Salon) and the West and East Garage (1100 Fourth Street SW, entrance next to CVS).  For all performances discounted parking is available through pre-reservation for $18 and day of performance parking will be sold at $22.00. The garages are a short .5-1 block walk around the corner to the Mead Center for American Theater. After 5 p.m. weekdays, or all day on weekends, you must pay for your parking at the ‘Pay Station’ in the garage upon exit (the discounted rate will automatically be applied). Advance reservation and payment is strongly recommended. Discount Pre-pay rate is exclusive for Arena Stage patrons. Plus it's quick and easy!

      COVID Policies: While our event is outside on the Terrace, please note that the venue asks attendees to mask when indoors. 


      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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