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Meet the Board 

Tej Grewal (President):  Tej is an associate with Radoslovich Krogh, Professional Corporation. Tej's practice focuses on general civil and business litigation.   Tej received his undergraduate degree at California State University, Sacramento and his juris doctor and LLM in  Transnational Business Practices at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. His prior experience includes a post bar clerkship with Honorable Judge R. Kramer of the California Superior Court, San Francisco. Tej can be reached at

Robin Basra (Vice President): Robin is a staff attorney with the California State Lottery. Previously, Robin worked as a litigation associate at a local private firm. Robin obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from UC San Diego and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Latika Sharma (Treasurer): Latika is currenty in her 6th year at Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, & Birney, LLP. Her practice focuses on health care and insurance regulatory matters, medical negligence, hospital liability and business transactions. When she is not working, she likes to work with organizations such as OrFan International Project, Big Brother Big Sister Program, and My Sister's House. Latika Sharma attended the University of California, Berkeley for her undergraduate studies and obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2007 from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Brad Coutinho (Secretary):  Brad is an associate attorney at Smith, McDowell & Powell, A Law Corporation. Brad's practice specializes in business transactions, commerical and general civil litgation, employment, real estate, and construction matters. Brad obtained his undergraduate degree in Politics and Legal Studies from UC Santa Cruz and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Brad can be reached at

Sonia Fernandes (Member At Large)Sonia Fernandes is a Senior Attorney with the California Department of Managed Health Care, Office of Plan Licensing.  In addition to serving on the SABA board, she is the Treasurer of Women Lawyers of Sacramento, on the Friends (advisory) Committee of My Sister's House, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence, and Secretary of the C.K. McClatchy High School Law and Public Policy Academy Advisory Committee.

In 2010, Sonia was awarded the Jack Berman Award of Achievement by the California Young Lawyers Association, and in October 2011, she was named by Sacramento Magazine as one of "12 Women to Watch" in the Sacramento region.  Sonia was also the recipient of SABA's Community Service Award at the Unity Bar Dinner in 2012.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Mirwais Haider (Student Liaison): Mirwais is a law student at McGeorge School of Law. Prior to coming to law school, Mirwais obtained his undergraduate degree from UC Davis. In addition to serving as SABA of Sacramento's McGeorge Student Liaison, Mirwais is also the Vice President for the Day Division and the President of the Middle Eastern and South Asian Association (MESAA) at McGeorge School of Law. 

Gagan Kaur (Student Liaison):  Gagan earned her Bachelor's Degree in History from UCLA before deciding to attend UC Davis School of Law where she is the Submissions Chair for the Journal  of International Law and the Networking Chair for the Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Students Association. Gagan spent last summer  at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and hopes to expand her interest in public interest and social work.

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