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SABA GB Obtains Grant To Expand Know Your Rights! Program


The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) recently won a $2,500 grant from the SABA North America Foundation to help fund and expand SABA GB’s award-winning Know Your 
Rights! (KYR) program, which completed another successful year of free legal education on topics of importance to members of the South Asian community in Massachusetts. 

The grant will enable SABA GB to expand KYR, which has enjoyed tremendous success in educating South Asian community members about their rights under state and federal law. KYR participants attend 
ten two-hour sessions taught by leading attorneys. Topics include employment, immigration, criminal law, elder law, trusts and estates, consumer protection, healthcare, civil rights, and family law. SABA GB 
will use the grant to expand KYR through an education and marketing campaign to attract additional South Asian populations in Massachusetts that have not yet been included in the program.

SABA GB held the Fifth Annual Know Your Rights! Graduation Ceremony & Reception on June 18 at the John Adams Courthouse to recognize the accomplishments of the 2015 graduates and honor the KYR faculty. Mark Fleming, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and member of SABA GB’s advisory board, delivered the keynote address.

Representatives from SABA GB were presented with a check for the grant at the SABA North America convention in Orlando on June 12-14. The SABA North America Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and funds public interest projects that benefit the South Asian community.

Since 2010, KYR has helped to address the lack of knowledge about fundamental legal rights within the Greater Boston South Asian community, particularly among newer immigrants, who are often the most unaware about their rights in their new home. “SABA GB seeks to bridge this ‘knowledge gap’ by providing community leaders with valuable information that they then can pass on to members of their 
communities across New England. In case rights do get trampled or other legal issues arise, the community can recognize it and turn to their network of KYR legal contacts as resources,” says Manleen 
Singh, from law firm Robins Kaplan LLP and SABA GB Board Member. SABA GB has received multiple awards and recognition for KYR, including SABA North America’s 2011 Outstanding Program, as well as the long-time support and sponsorship from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

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