The South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia will host its first annual Gala on April 13, 2018, at the Pyramid Club. In addition to "top of the town" views of Center City, the First Annual Gala of the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia provides a networking opportunity among its diverse group of expected attendees, which includes judges, attorneys, law students, politicians, and community leaders. This year's Gala will feature a cocktail reception and appetizers, followed by dinner with a short program announcing this year's awardees and keynote speaker.

This year's Legal Excellence Award for Professional Achievement will be presented to Emilie R. Ninan. Ms. Ninan serves as a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP. Ms. Ninan also chairs the firm's Public Finance Department. She is also a Member of the firm's Expanded Board. Ms. Ninan oversees national strategy and administration for the firm's Public Finance Department across the country.

SABA Philadelphia is proud to announce Dr. Nina Ahmad as the keynote speaker at this year's gala. Dr. Ahmad formerly served as Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement under Mayor Jim Kenney and is currently running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ahmad has also served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and on Mayor Nutter’s Commission on Asian American Affairs.

Dress: Cocktail attire or South Asian


Law Student  $60.00

General Admission  $100.00



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