SABA Chicago was established September 13, 2000, when it held its inaugural reception in the James Parsons Ceremonial Courtroom at the federal courthouse in Chicago. The Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, administered the oath of office to the SABA Chicago’s officers and directors.
Since that reception the initial officers and directors have actively engaged in steering the association to serve the South Asian community. Over this past year, the SABA Chicago leadership set three goals for the immediate future:
- to establish a formal membership to the association, wherein membership benefits, amongst others, would include being listed in the SABA Chicago Membership directory
- to organize a formal mentoring program for South Asian law students
- to organize various media by which its membership can communicate with each other as well as the South Asian community