South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago


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Shalah Turner wins 2016 SABA Chicago Foundation Public Interest Fellowship

The South Asian Bar Association of Chicago Foundation (“SABA Chicago Foundation”) is pleased to announce that Ms. Shalah Turner, a 3L at the University of Wisconsin Law School, was awarded the 2016 SABA Chicago Foundation Public Interest Fellowship.

Each year, SABA Chicago Foundation awards the fellowship to a deserving student pursuing a public interest career who has shown exemplary dedication to the South Asian community’s interests.

This summer, Shalah worked for Disability Rights Wisconsin advocating for people with disabilities. Prior to attending law school, Shalah volunteered extensively helping low-income people facing discrimination in various forms.

The SABA Chicago Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2012 as the charitable arm of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago. The SABA Chicago Foundation’s mission includes supporting South Asian law students seeking to practice in the area of public interest to improve access to justice to those underprivileged, particularly low- income and disadvantaged individuals in the South Asian community. The SABA Chicago Foundation is proud to support Shalah's work this summer.

Sangeeta Renlan, Shalah Turner (2016 award winner), Judge Rena Van Tine, and Lynn Preshad (left to right)