South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago


Serving Chicagoland's South Asian Community

The Portrait Project

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The original report, published in 2017, offered a landmark overview. In addition to grounding the experiences of our community, the report has been cited in advocacy efforts before Congress and state bars. We are planning to publish a second report – a five-year follow-up – later this year. We want the second report to be even more robust and impactful than the first. Your participation is critical to its success! By sharing your wisdom, insights, and experiences, you can help ensure that the Portrait Project reflects the diverse voices of Asian American lawyers. In particular, through our partnership with the South Asian Bar Association of North America, we hope to ensure that South Asian lawyers’ voices and experiences are represented and documented.

To do so, please take the anonymous online survey. The survey will canvass your experiences and perspectives on a range of topics. It contains about 75 questions and will likely take about 25-30 minutes to complete.


This project is a collaboration among the South Asian Bar Association of North America, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and its affiliate groups, the American Bar Foundation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and Yale Law School.

We sincerely thank you in advance for sharing your time, energy, and insights! Please feel free to email if you have any questions.


South Asian Bar Association of North America

The Portrait Project

Justice Goodwin Liu
California Supreme Court

Professor Ian Ayres
Yale Law School

Mona R. Shah
Executive Director​