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NRI Sabita Singh appointed judge of the District Circuit Court of Massachusetts


December 07, 2006
Umroa Singh

On Oct. 25, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Sabita Singh to be Judge of the District Circuit Court. On November 15, her judicial position was confirmed by the 8 member of Governor's Council.

She will be the first South Asian judge in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Currently, Singh who is from Somerville, Ma., is Special Counsel for Criminal Rights Enforcement in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Boston. Formerly, she was an attorney specializing in white collar criminal defense and business regulation at the law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP an 850-member law firm.

Sabita Singh is 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 Subcontinen

2005-2006 NASABA(Photo) President, Sabita Singh

The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) provides a vital link between South Asian lawyers and the South Asian community across North America. She is also the founder of the Boston branch of the South Asian Bar Association

  • Sabita is also an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and Special Counsel for Criminal Civil Rights Enforcement within the District.
  • Sabita practiced both criminal and civil law at Bingham McCutchen LLP, an 850-attorney international law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • She also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to investigate the best interests of children in cases of neglect and abuse.
  • Sabita prosecuted cases on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a member of the prosecutor's office, Sabita also trained law enforcement officers at police academies, drafted and promoted legislation, conducted investigations of public authorities and worked closely with homicide and narcotics detectives in obtaining search warrants
  • she was the point person in the office for hate crimes and youth crime prevention issues.
  • Sabita lectured and taught students at various institutions including Harvard University's Summer School and Extension School.
  • Sabita served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
  • While attending Pennsylvania State University, she was active in the school's Race Relations Board, the Department of Women's Concerns, the Friends of India Association, Residential Life and Army ROTC

Among the high profile cases was the Eddie Brien juvenile murder case out of Somerville, which was tried by the District Attorney and covered by Court TV. Issues in the case took her to the Supreme Judicial Court numerous times before a conviction for first degree murder was secured. She also handled the Louise Woodward baby murder case which got extensive media coverage in the U.S. and even in India, arguing before the Supreme


  • She went to Pennsylvania State University where she got her Bachelor's Degree in the Administration of Justice
  • She got her degree from Boston University School of Law





Appointed judge of the District Circuit Court of Massachusetts

  • Sabita Singh is President of NASABA, 2005-2006
  • Sabita Singh was born in small Mureka village, Bihar
    and came to the US as a child with her family. She brought up in Pennsylvania.
  • She along with her parents visits Mureka once a year, during winter time. Her grandfather was a senior lawyer in the Chapra district court. Last year, she visited Mureka and also the Chapra Bar Association. If she travel in coming months, she will be welcomed with great decoration.