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South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. Awards AJ Dhaliwal With 2021 Community Leader Award


The South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC) has selected Finance & Bankruptcy special counsel A.J. Dhaliwal as the recipient of its 2021 Community Leader Award in light of his tremendous contributions to the organization and to the South Asian community. Dhaliwal received the award during SABA-DC’s annual Public Interest Benefit Gala on October 23 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center in Washington, D.C.

Dhaliwal has been an active member of SABA-DC for several years, having served in various leadership roles, including serving as president of the Bar in 2012.  Throughout the years, he has helped to inform others of the issues impacting the South Asian community, including advocating for South Asians who have been the target of hate crimes and discrimination, and has mentored young attorneys and law students in the District.  Dhaliwal is also active with SABA North America where he was mostly recently a fellow with the SABA Leadership Institute.   

Dhaliwal is also active in the District of Columbia Bar, the largest unified bar in the United States, where he served on the Board of Governors and as Treasurer of the Bar.

SABA-DC is a voluntary bar association dedicated to the needs, concerns and interests of the South Asian legal community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. SABA-DC’s key objectives are to advance the professional development of South Asian lawyers and law students, increase the awareness and dialogue regarding legal issues facing South Asians, and improve access to legal services for the South Asian community, particularly among the least fortunate.


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