South Asian Bar Association - St. Louis Chapter Host August 21 Lunch, “The Changing Face of St. Louis”

July 22, 2014 (St. Louis) – The South Asian Bar Association – St. Louis Chapter (SABA-StL) will host its first annual luncheon, “The Changing Face of St. Louis,” Thursday, August 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Cortex located at 4320 Forest Park Avenue in downtown St. Louis.

The purpose of the lunch is to celebrate the economic and cultural transformation taking place in St. Louis with the rise of entrepreneurship and scientific innovation.  Entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, attorneys, professionals, government officials and non-profit executives are encouraged to attend. 


Nancy Staudt, Dean of Washington University School of Law, is the keynote speaker, and opening remarks will be made by Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive. Other distinguished guests in attendance include: Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, Sen. Joe Keaveny, Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Jill Schupp, Rep. Bill Otto, Rep. Karla May, and Rep. Genise Monticello


Ticket prices are $30.00 for SABA-StL members, $40.00 for non-members, and $20.00 for law students.


The lunch registration deadline is Thursday, August 14. To register, please click on the following link to the SABA-StL web site,


Luncheon sponsors include:

·         Cortex Innovation Community

·         Emerson

·         Farrell & Martin

·         Lathrop & Gage LLP

·         South Asian Bar Association of North America


South Asian cuisine native to the Indian Subcontinent will be served, and free parking is available in the rear of The Cortex.




Founded in 2013, the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis ("SABA-StL") is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs, concerns and interests of the South Asian American legal community in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area. The organization supports the professional development and advancement of members through networking, educational events, mentoring and advocacy. To learn more, please visit,