Welcome to the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens


New members can register to join SAICBA-Q. Submit your first year of membership dues below, then follow the subsequent instructions to complete registration.

Photos from the Annual SAICBA-Q Gala (2/28/2019)

Photos from the Pathways to the Bench Event

Mission Statement

The term “South Asian” is commonly used to identify individuals whose lineage can be traced to the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

The term “Indo-Caribbean” is commonly used to identify individuals of South Asian descent whose ancestors immigrated to the countries of Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and other nations in and around the Caribbean.

Both of these communities, South Asian and Indo-Caribbean (SAIC), share a common ancestry and a common culture, and have unique characteristics based on migration history.

Queens County is home to one of the largest concentrations of South Asians and Indo-Caribbean people in the United States and New York State.

Established in 2017, the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens (SAICBA-Q) seeks to bring together attorneys of SAIC descent who are from, or practice in, the borough of Queens for the purposes of 1) professional development and legal excellence 2) increasing diversity in the judiciary and profession and 3) increasing access to legal services and justice for all communities in Queens.

Drawing from the traditions of similar bar associations throughout New York City and Queens, SAICBA-Q seeks to encourage networking amongst its members and the Queens legal community as a whole.

Membership is open to all attorneys in good standing with an interest in the communities of Queens County regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.