Sabita Singh

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Sabita Singh
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
Assumed office
June 21, 2017
Appointed byCharlie Baker
Preceded byJudd J. Carhart
Personal details
BornSaran district, Bihar, India

Sabita Singh is an American lawyer and Judge of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.[1]

On Oct. 25, 2006, the then Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney nominated Singh to be Judge of the Concord District Court. Her nomination was confirmed on November 15 by the eight-man Governor's Council. She was succeeded by Tejal R. Mehta in February 2018.[2] In May 2017, Republican governor Charlie Baker nominated Singh to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and she was unanimously confirmed as an associate justice by the Governor's Council on June 21, 2017.[3]

Born in Bihar,[4] Singh came to the US as a child with her family and was brought up in Pennsylvania. She is an alumna of Pennsylvania State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in the Administration of Justice in 1987, and of Boston University School of Law, where she received her J.D. degree in 1990.[5]

Singh worked an attorney specializing in white collar criminal defense and business regulation in the White Collar Crime and Business Regulation Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP.[6] She served as Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, and then as a Special Counsel for Criminal Rights Enforcement in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Boston. As a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office, she focused on human trafficking cases.[5]

Sabita Singh is a Past President of the North American South Asian Bar Association ("NASABA"), an organization of attorneys in the U.S. and Canada who originate from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other nations on the Indian subcontinent.[7]

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  2. ^ "Baker-Polito Administration Nominates Tejal R. Mehta to Concord District Court".
  3. ^ Reporter, India-West Staff. "Judge Sabita Singh Confirmed to Massachusetts Appeals Court". India West.
  4. ^ McCartan, Caitlin (5 December 2006). "Sabita Singh ('90) is First South Asian Woman Appointed American District Judge". Boston University School of Law. Archived from the original on 19 December 2006. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Adjunct Faculty". Northeastern University School of Law. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2012. Pennsylvania State University, BA 1987 Boston University School of Law, JD 1990
  6. ^ "Sabita Singh". Speakers. TiE Boston. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Catching Up With Sabita Singh of South Asian Bar Association (SABA)". Lokvani.

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