Manisha Bhatt Becomes President of South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston

Manisha Bhatt, a Senior Attorney working at the Family Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services – where she represents survivors of domestic violence in divorce, paternity, and abuse prevention proceedings -- has become President of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. She succeeds Sa’adiyah K. Masoud of Donovan Hatem.

An alum of the Boston Bar Association's Public Interest Leadership Program (2005 to 2006), Manisha has been a leader in creating bridges to diverse legal communities. She was a principal architect of "Know Your Rights," an award-winning program developed by the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA). In 2007 she was honored as Board Member of the year, and in 2009 she won the North American South Asian Bar Association's Cornerstone Award.  In 2011, the BBA honored Manisha with its John G. Brooks Legal Services Award.

Manisha serves on the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal, and is co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the BBA's Litigation Section. A graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, she is fluent in Spanish and Gujarati, a South Asian language. Born in Weymouth, MA, she grew up in Brockton, MA.

Congratulations, Manisha Bhatt!