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August 15, 2013

President of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston Appointed to Judicial
Nomination Commission

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Manisha Bhatt, President of the South
Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) to serve as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). The JNC is a non-partisan, non-political, and non-compensated entity of twenty-one distinguished volunteers that advises Governor Patrick about clerk magistrate and judicial appointments to the appellate and trial courts throughout the Commonwealth.

Manisha is a Senior Attorney in the Family Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS).
Since 2001, she has been representing underprivileged survivors of domestic violence in divorce, paternity, and abuse prevention proceedings in the Probate and Family Court. She was awarded the BBA’s 2011 John G. Brooks Legal Services Award, the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Cornerstone Award in 2009 as well as SABA GB’s 2007 Board Member of the Year and Member of the Year Awards. Manisha is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.

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