Iranian American Bar Association San Diego Chapter

Iranian American Bar Association San Diego Chapter The San Diego Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association was founded in 2008 to bring together the Iranian-American lawyers and judges.

The San Diego Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association was founded in 2008 to bring together the Iranian-American lawyers and judges in the San Diego area. In addition to providing resources for local lawyers, we also are here to assist the greater Iranian-American community. IABA National Organization The Iranian American Bar Association ("IABA") was formed in 2000 in the District of Columbia and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. IABA is organized for charitable, educational, and professional purposes, including promoting the social, economic, professional and educational advancement of the Iranian American community, and the community at large. While headquartered in Washington D.C., IABA is a national organization seeking to expand professional and community relationships by establishing local chapters throughout the United States. Starting with four founding members, IABA's membership has grown to over 600 attorneys and law students nationally, with a particularly strong presence in Washington D.C., New York City, and California, but with members also from many other states. IABA recruits the most distinguished members of the Iranian American legal community as its Directors and Officers, and upholds the highest levels of professional integrity and excellence. IABA is a non-religious, independent organization and is not in any way affiliated with any other organization. IABA is not a lobbying or advocacy group, but primarily an educational organization. As such, IABA seeks to educate and inform the Iranian American community about legal issues of interest, and to ensure that the American public at large as well as our representatives and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian American community. In addition, IABA strives to publicize and promote the achievements of Iranian American lawyers and other legal professionals. As a 501(c)(3) organization all contributions to IABA are tax deductible.

Mission: IABA is a professional organization that seeks to educate and inform the Iranian-American community about legal issues of interest and to ensure that the American public at large, our local representatives, and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian-American community. IABA also strives to foster and promote the achievements of Iranian-American lawyers and other legal professionals. IABA is an independent, non-religious and apolitical organization. IABA is not a lobbying or advocacy group; it is primarily an educational organization.

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!The Iranian American Bar Association San Diego Chapter is honored to support and endorse Attorney Stacey ...
10/13/2020
SDCBA Board of Directors Election

VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!

The Iranian American Bar Association San Diego Chapter is honored to support and endorse Attorney Stacey Kartchner who is running for 2021 San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors.

The election will take place online from October 14 through November 13, 2020. Eligible voters will receive voting instructions via email in early October.

Stacey strongly believes in diversity, inclusion, and advancing equality and opportunity for everyone. If elected, she vows to strengthen relations between the SDCBA and specialty bar associations. IABA supports Stacey’s vision and we look forward to working with her in advancing these goals.

To learn more about Stacey Kartchner, visit her SDCBA profile by clicking here:

https://www.sdcba.org/?pg=Candidate3

SDCBA Board of Directors Election

It’s not too late to register to vote!!! The deadline for California is October 19, 2020.
10/05/2020

It’s not too late to register to vote!!! The deadline for California is October 19, 2020.

Join the following free virtual event:2020 Dialogue on Diversity RIGHT TO VOTE! History of Voting Rights, Legal Challeng...
09/27/2020

Join the following free virtual event:

2020 Dialogue on Diversity

RIGHT TO VOTE! History of Voting Rights, Legal Challenges, and Current Concerns

15th Amendment at 150 * 19th Amendment at 100

Lawyers Club Fall Virtual Mixer-all are welcome!September 30, 2020 5:30-7:30 PMRegister by 9/28/2020 atLawyersclubSandie...
09/26/2020

Lawyers Club Fall Virtual Mixer-all are welcome!
September 30, 2020 5:30-7:30 PM

Register by 9/28/2020 at
LawyersclubSandiego.com

The Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego chapters of the Iranian American Bar Association, in collaboration with th...
08/07/2020

The Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego chapters of the Iranian American Bar Association, in collaboration with the National Iranian American Law Student Association (NIALSA), are thrilled to host an important panel conversation to help new and experienced attorneys plan their career paths during the pandemic.

Join us for an engaging conversation with some of Southern California's top attorneys in Big Law, medium, boutique, and solo law firms. Ask questions on how to network effectively and find a job during the pandemic. Get connected with a mentor for a one-on-one complimentary program. Please register for this complimentary event at

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdO-uqD0iE9fWhrFds21tUFR_3SpCUXEM

Friday August 14 | 12-1pm PST | Complimentary

The panelists include:

Mike Kazerouni
Founding Partner, Kazerouni Law Group, APC

Krystal Anderson
Associate, Orrick

Shahram Samie
Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Bita Ashtari
Founding Partner, Ashtari & Ghorban LLP

The Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego chapters of the Iranian American Bar Association, in collaboration with th...
08/07/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Starting Your Career During the Pandemic. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego chapters of the Iranian American Bar Association, in collaboration with the National Iranian American Law Student Association (NIALSA), are thrilled to host an important panel conversation to help new and experienced attorneys plan their career paths during the pandemic.

Join us for an engaging conversation with some of Southern California's top attorneys in Big Law, medium, boutique, and solo law firms. Ask questions on how to network effectively and find a job during the pandemic. Get connected with a mentor for a one-on-one complimentary program. Please register for this complimentary event at

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdO-uqD0iE9fWhrFds21tUFR_3SpCUXEM

Friday August 14 | 12-1pm PST | Complimentary

The panelists include:

Mike Kazerouni
Founding Partner, Kazerouni Law Group, APC

Krystal Anderson
Associate, Orrick

Shahram Samie
Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Bita Ashtari
Founding Partner, Ashtari & Ghorban LLP

Please be sure to click "Add to Calendar" on the registration confirmation page to have the meeting details readily available on your calendar.

“The Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred foreign students from the United Stat...
07/14/2020
BREAKING: Trump Admin. Drops Pandemic Student Visa Policy - Law360

“The Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred foreign students from the United States if their colleges canceled in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, following lawsuits by a number of universities and states, a Massachusetts federal judge said in a Tuesday hearing.”

The Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred foreign students from the United States if their colleges canceled in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, following lawsuits by a number of universities and states, a Massachusetts federal judge said in a....

Iranian American Bar Association
07/02/2020

Iranian American Bar Association

We are excited to announce IABA and NIAC will be hosting “Sustaining Your Small Business Through COVID-19” on July 8, 2020, where we will discuss what you need to know as you re-open small businesses, including PPP loan forgiveness.

Register now for the Zoom even at https://bit.ly/businessniac

Don't forget to join us live today at 1:00 PM PT as we hear from Katy Goshtasbi on growing your legal career and brandin...
06/12/2020

Don't forget to join us live today at 1:00 PM PT as we hear from Katy Goshtasbi on growing your legal career and branding in any economic environment. See you then! Facebook.com/IABASanDiego

I'm looking forward to going live today.
06/12/2020

I'm looking forward to going live today.

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?

Join securities lawyer and branding expert, Katy Goshtasbi, LIVE on Friday, June 12 at 1pmPT to give tips and answer your questions.

Here’s a recent article that Katy wrote on the subject: https://www.clio.com/blog/law-firm-branding/

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?  Join securities lawyer ...
06/10/2020

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?

Join securities lawyer and branding expert, Katy Goshtasbi, LIVE on Friday, June 12 at 1pmPT to give tips and answer your questions.

Here’s a recent article that Katy wrote on the subject: https://www.clio.com/blog/law-firm-branding/

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis? Join securities lawyer a...
06/08/2020

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?

Join securities lawyer and branding expert, Katy Goshtasbi, LIVE on Friday, June 12 at 1pmPT to give tips and answer your questions.

Send your questions in advance to [email protected] to ensure you get answers live.

06/06/2020
How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?Join securities lawyer an...
06/04/2020

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?

Join securities lawyer and branding expert, Katy Goshtasbi, as she shares tips for having a memorable legal brand that’s easy to own and gets you results all around.

Katy will be LIVE on Friday, June 12 at 1pm PT to give tips and answer your questions.

www.purisconsulting.com

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?  Join securities lawyer ...
06/04/2020

How can you grow your legal career and brand in any economic environment, even now in a crisis?

Join securities lawyer and branding expert, Katy Goshtasbi, as she shares tips for having a memorable legal brand that’s easy to own and gets you results all around.

Katy will be LIVE on Friday, June 12 at 1pm PT to give tips and answer your questions.

www.purisconsulting.com

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

06/01/2020

The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) condemns the flagrant violation of George Floyd's fundamental and constitutional rights, resulting in his brutal killing.

Mr. Floyd's tragic death took place while in police custody, handcuffed behind his back and lying on his stomach, as one Minnesota police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes and three other officers assisted in the arrest. The officers in question did not refrain from, or intervene in, the egregious and excessive use of force despite Mr. Floyd's and bystanders pleas that he could not breathe. As a result of the incident, all four individuals have been fired from the police department, and one of the four has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

As we know all too well, this senseless death is not an isolated incident. Mr. Floyd's death, like the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, represent a historical and systemic pattern of violence against the African American community in this country.

Under our system of laws, the pursuit of life and liberty - and the right to remain free from unreasonable searches and seizures - are enshrined in our Constitution. But at its core, our system of laws promises a more fundamental principal: equality before the law. That promise was not fulfilled to Mr. Floyd, and it cannot be fulfilled in the face of systemic injustices against any minority community. In the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." The devastation of Mr. Floyd's rights are a blow to, and loss of, all of our fundamental rights.

As Iranian Americans, and lawyers, we understand this is not mere philosophy. The injustices against one minority community is easily turned against any other community. While our experiences cannot be compared with that of the African American community, and while we cannot understand the full depth of their pain, we can - and do - stand in solidarity with the Black community, call for justice under the law, and call for accountability for all of the ex-police officers involved in George Floyd's heartbreaking death.

05/22/2020
We hope you can all join our first Facebook live of 2020! Mojgan Khoshvaght Gigasari
05/18/2020

We hope you can all join our first Facebook live of 2020! Mojgan Khoshvaght Gigasari

We are excited to co-sponsor the event below with SDCBA to bring our members up to date information about the status of ...
04/22/2020

We are excited to co-sponsor the event below with SDCBA to bring our members up to date information about the status of the courts.

This is a free online event.
RSVP is required.

Register:sdcba.org/courts

Iranian American Bar Association
04/14/2020

Iranian American Bar Association

TAKE ACTION NOW: Iranian American organizations urge ICE to immediately release Dr. Sirous Asgari at risk of serious illness and death from COVID 19 https://buff.ly/2RBj2hL

*Please sign the petition https://buff.ly/2RBfFHM

03/24/2020

By now, you should have received your 2020 Census invitation in the mail. The Census is a count of every person who lives in the United States, and occurs every 10 years.

Census data is used to redraw legislative districts, distribute federal funds for infrastructure and programs, monitor discrimination and provide services to ethnic communities, and for research and education, among other purposes.

The #WriteInIranian campaign is encouraging all Iranian Americans and Iranians in America to fill out the Census and write in ‘Iranian’ alongside their preferred racial category or categories. By writing in ‘Iranian,’ we will be officially counted in ways that have a direct impact on our community.

Happy Spring! 🌺🌸 Happy Nowruz! 😃The vernal equinox which marks the beginning of Spring also heralds Nowruz, the Persian ...
03/20/2020

Happy Spring! 🌺🌸 Happy Nowruz! 😃The vernal equinox which marks the beginning of Spring also heralds Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Nowruz which literally means a “new day" in Persian, is celebrated by more than 300 million people around the world, including Iranians. This ancient festival is a celebration of life, rebirth, and rejuvenation of nature. The festivities last for 13 days of family gatherings and end with an entire day spent in mother nature. A traditional New Year spread, called Haftseen is set in every home which is the arrangement of 7 items symbolizing Spring, life, and nature.

Due to the ongoing health concerns, our Nowruz event is canceled and our board members will not take a picture together at one Haftseen table, as they did in the past.

Thus, this year we celebrate the New Year by including pictures of each of our Haftseen tables in this post.

سال نو مبارک! 🌺🌸😃 در این بحران کرونا که گریبانگیر همه مردمان شده، با رعایت کردن تدابیر بهداشتی و با امید به ریشه کن شدن این دشمن جهانی، سال نو را ساده اما شادمان جشن میگیریم. به امید روزهای بهتری که به دور از هیچ دغدغه و با خیالی راحت باز بتوانیم این آیین کهن را با شکوه و پررنگ در کنار هم برپا و برگزار کنیم. برایتان آرزومند سالی خوب و شاد همراه با موفقیت و تندرستی هستیم!

Thank you to everyone who RSVP’d and showed an interest in our upcoming Norooz Reception in collaboration with San Diego...
03/09/2020

Thank you to everyone who RSVP’d and showed an interest in our upcoming Norooz Reception in collaboration with San Diego County Bar Association. It is with great sadness that we’ve had to cancel this event due to recent concerns regarding the Coronavirus. We thank you for your support and hope to plan an event in the near future.

Iranian American Community Leaders meet with Congressman Scott Peters to discuss issues of importance to the Iranian Ame...
03/07/2020

Iranian American Community Leaders meet with Congressman Scott Peters to discuss issues of importance to the Iranian American community.

IABA SD President Bita Ashtari discussed the #travelban, IABA litigation efforts and how we can work with Congressman Peters to better represent the Iranian American community in Washington.

IABA Board meeting for Nowruz preparation. We hope to see you all at our Nowruz reception on March 19th!
03/04/2020

IABA Board meeting for Nowruz preparation. We hope to see you all at our Nowruz reception on March 19th!

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5185 MacArthur Blvd NW, Ste 624
Washington D.C., DC
20016

General information

2018 IABA San Diego, Board of Directors Bita Ashtari -- Chapter President [email protected] http://aghlawgroup.com/attorney/bita-ashtari/ Matthew Soleimanpour -- Vice President [email protected] https://www.matthewslawgrp.com/matthew-soleimanpour/ Omid John Afati -- Social Event Director [email protected] Sara Khosroabadi -- Pro Bono Director [email protected] http://www.westcoastlitigation.com/attorneys/sara-khosroabadi/ Omeed Latifi -- San Diego Representative to the National IABA [email protected] https://www.linkedin.com/in/omeed-latifi-55a189b4 Tina Malek -- Community Outreach Director [email protected] Tonya Mora -- Community Outreach Director [email protected] http://www.manningllp.com/our-team/Tonya_Mora/ Kathy Rabii -- MCLE Director [email protected] https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-rabii-13826256/

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Hope you are all staying safe on this beautiful Friday. I work with Fleurs et Fetes, an incredible florist in Tustin, and they have this beautiful mini Sofreh Haftseen that they have hand-made. The box is available in White & Green (both colors shown in picture) Each box contains the symbolic items of Persian New year: mirror, eggs, sumac, serkeh, senjed, samanoo, sabzeh, sib, and sir. There are only a few left! Pick-up in Tustin March 14th-March 18th! Or we can ship to any state in the USA. Message me for information!
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https://www.facebook.com/HuffPost/videos/481771148833704/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE An Iranian-American running for congress! His HuffPost video below. Information for a contribution can be found at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/kia
As the Lawyers Club Board of Directors election draws near, I want to take this opportunity to express one more time my deepest gratitude to all the diversity bars that endorsed my candidacy including the Iranian American Bar Association - San Diego Chapter. Receiving the endorsement from the Iranian American Bar Association - SD Chapter was a true honor, privilege and an accomplishment that I will always appreciate. THANK YOU! Gracias! Voting ends May 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. I would be truly honored to receive your vote.
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