NAPABA - National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

NAPABA - National Asian Pacific American Bar Association NAPABA is the nation's largest Asian Pacific American membership organization representing the intere

NAPABA is now accepting nomination recommendations for the 2024 American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers ...
12/04/2023

NAPABA is now accepting nomination recommendations for the 2024 American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. This award, established in 1991, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other women lawyers. Submit your recommendation for an outstanding woman who has excelled in the profession today: https://bit.ly/NAPABAMargaretBrent

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! While you're getting your flu shot, talk to your healthcare provider if you or...
12/04/2023

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! While you're getting your flu shot, talk to your healthcare provider if you or your loved one is at risk for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). The virus can lead to hospitalization and death so vaccinate now to reduce those risks. Learn more → https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/rsv/index.html

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) mourns the passing of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a trailb...
12/01/2023

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) mourns the passing of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a trailblazer in our Nation and the first woman on the Supreme Court of the United States. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family. --> https://www.napaba.org/page/passing_justice_oconnor

On November 29, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed Micah W.J. Smith and, on November 30, 2023, Shanlyn A.S. Park t...
11/30/2023

On November 29, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed Micah W.J. Smith and, on November 30, 2023, Shanlyn A.S. Park to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Mr. Smith was confirmed for a vacancy opening on January 30, 2024, and Judge Park was confirmed for opening on October 9, 2024.

Read our full statement: https://www.napaba.org/page/confirmations_park_smith

On behalf of The NAPABA Law Foundation, please consider supporting their mission to provide scholarship to students such...
11/28/2023

On behalf of The NAPABA Law Foundation, please consider supporting their mission to provide scholarship to students such as Alyssa, a 2L at UC Irvine Law School. Since its founding, the NLF has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships, fellowships, and internships, and also manages the Honorable Thomas Tang and Dr. Peal Tang Moot Court Competition. Please donate here: https://nlf-912630.square.site/.

Support the Korematsu Institute and NAPABA this Giving Tuesday! You'll double your gift when you donate thanks to The He...
11/28/2023

Support the Korematsu Institute and NAPABA this Giving Tuesday! You'll double your gift when you donate thanks to The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, who has provided a $100,000 Challenge Grant that will benefit the joint work of our two organizations. We have never felt stronger and more confident in our mission to promote civic participation and education that advances racial equity, social justice, and human rights for all. The challenges are rising, and so is the demand for our work. Help us meet this Challenge today with a tax-deductible donation to the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization → https://givebutter.com/iSzTOb.

NAPABA gives thanks for our members, affiliates, and the community we share. Happy Thanksgiving as you join with friends...
11/23/2023

NAPABA gives thanks for our members, affiliates, and the community we share. Happy Thanksgiving as you join with friends and loved ones and celebrate the things that bring us together around the table.

During this season of gratitude, we wish to extend a hearty THANK YOU to our 2023 NAPABA Convention sponsors. NAPABA had...
11/22/2023

During this season of gratitude, we wish to extend a hearty THANK YOU to our 2023 NAPABA Convention sponsors. NAPABA had more Convention sponsors than ever—their commitment to showing up and shining a spotlight in the heartland enabled us to build a stronger, more connected community advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. With the enduring support of our sponsors, we continue to expand our reach, amplify our national voice, and bolster our influence to achieve optimal representation for AANHPIs in the legal profession and promote justice, equity, and opportunity for all. Our deep thanks to our sponsors as they enable us to continue our crucial work addressing AANHPI advocacy initiatives as well as providing top-notch programming and direct member services.

Join the NAPABA policy team! We're hiring a Policy Manager, a passionate and skilled advocate to advance NAPABA’s standi...
11/21/2023

Join the NAPABA policy team! We're hiring a Policy Manager, a passionate and skilled advocate to advance NAPABA’s standing as the national voice for the AANHPI legal and broader community. For more information about the position and to apply, visit our NAPABA careers website: https://www.napaba.org/page/NAPABACareers

11/16/2023

As we bid farewell to the 2023 NAPABA Convention, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each one of you who contributed to making this event a resounding success. We welcomed nearly 2,100 attendees to Indianapolis, with nearly 700 first-time Convention attendees! Your presence, engagement, and enthusiasm truly made a lasting impact. We look forward to connecting with you in the coming year through our various programs and hope to see you in Seattle in 2024.

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Adeel Mangi to the United States Court of Appeals for the Th...
11/15/2023

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Adeel Mangi to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. If confirmed, Mangi would be the first American Muslim judge on any federal appellate court in the Nation. Read our full statement: https://www.napaba.org/page/nomination_adeel_mangi

NAPABA is proud to be a sponsor for a Hate Crimes Overview featuring the King County Prosecuting Office in Seattle. Inte...
11/15/2023

NAPABA is proud to be a sponsor for a Hate Crimes Overview featuring the King County Prosecuting Office in Seattle. Intended to provide useful information for the community, participants will learn about laws and recent changes, trends and barriers to reporting. Register: https://forms.office.com/r/8rvFes7KBu

During the first quarterly meeting of the 2023-2024 year, the NAPABA Board of Governors approved and welcomed the South ...
11/13/2023

During the first quarterly meeting of the 2023-2024 year, the NAPABA Board of Governors approved and welcomed the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) as an affiliate of NAPABA. Read our full statement to learn more about NAPABA's newest affiliate: https://www.napaba.org/page/new_affiliate_SABANJ

Wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity, and joy. May your Diwali be free from darkness and abundant with...
11/12/2023

Wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity, and joy. May your Diwali be free from darkness and abundant with light.

Honoring our veterans today and always. Thank you for your service.
11/11/2023

Honoring our veterans today and always. Thank you for your service.

Our thanks to Littler, Microsoft, and Mintz for their support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention as Jade Sponsors. It's throu...
11/08/2023

Our thanks to Littler, Microsoft, and Mintz for their support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention as Jade Sponsors. It's through your partnership we can bring meaningful insights, networking opportunities, and perspective to the legal community. Join the over 2,000 AANHPI legal professionals in Indianapolis starting tomorrow! --> https://www.napaba.org/page/2023_Convention

Our thanks to Davis Polk, Debevoise & Plimpton, and DLA Piper for supporting the 2023 NAPABA Convention as Jade Sponsors...
11/06/2023

Our thanks to Davis Polk, Debevoise & Plimpton, and DLA Piper for supporting the 2023 NAPABA Convention as Jade Sponsors. We look forward to seeing you all in Indianapolis in a few days! --> https://www.napaba.org/page/2023_Convention

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Read how Leah and Dennis found love at the NAPABA Convention! Though we can't guarantee similar results for all of our c...
11/06/2023

Read how Leah and Dennis found love at the NAPABA Convention! Though we can't guarantee similar results for all of our convention attendees, we've known for decades how our convention acts as a forum to develop meaningful and lasting relationships. See you in Indy this week!

When Leah Wong met Dennis Fan, she was inspired by his passion for his work. His advice helped shape a future they are building together.

NAPABA is hiring a Policy Manager, a passionate and skilled advocate to join NAPABA’s policy team. The ideal candidate w...
11/06/2023

NAPABA is hiring a Policy Manager, a passionate and skilled advocate to join NAPABA’s policy team. The ideal candidate will have legislative and public policy experience, the ability to execute programs and initiatives from start to finish, a passion for civil rights, and experience working with local, state, and national stakeholders.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit our NAPABA careers website: https://www.napaba.org/page/NAPABACareers

Today we are celebrating Election Hero Day to recognize the tireless commitments election teams & poll workers are makin...
11/06/2023

Today we are celebrating Election Hero Day to recognize the tireless commitments election teams & poll workers are making to keep our democracy running. We see you and we thank you!

Election Hero Day

This week, the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession announced that the...
11/03/2023

This week, the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession announced that the Hon. Dolly Gee of the federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the Hon. Benes Aldana (ret.) President of the National Judicial College, have been named as recipients of its 2024 Spirit of Excellence Award. Read our full statement: https://www.napaba.org/page/spirit-of-excellence-2024

Thank you Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for your support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention as a Diamond Spons...
11/02/2023

Thank you Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for your support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention as a Diamond Sponsor! With a firm of about 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests, they provide innovative and effective solutions to clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. Thank you Paul Weiss for your commitment to cultural progress and comprehensive initiatives to fight for racial justice within the AANHPI community.

Join them at the Convention next week: https://www.napaba.org/page/2023_Convention

Thank you Kirkland & Ellis for partnering with NAPABA as a Diamond Sponsor of the 2023 NAPABA Convention! As a firm with...
11/01/2023

Thank you Kirkland & Ellis for partnering with NAPABA as a Diamond Sponsor of the 2023 NAPABA Convention! As a firm with a global presence, Kirkland & Ellis embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion, both within their own organization and throughout the legal profession. Thank you for building a collaborative community of diverse colleagues and allies, and connections to external networks that support the professional development of our diverse attorneys.

Join them at the Convention next week: https://www.napaba.org/page/2023_Convention

Recently, we were delighted to announce that our keynote speaker during the 35th Anniversary Gala in Indianapolis will b...
10/31/2023

Recently, we were delighted to announce that our keynote speaker during the 35th Anniversary Gala in Indianapolis will be Mia F. Yamamoto. Today, we’re happy to announce our gala emcee: Maulik Pancholy.

Gala tickets are available for purchase a la carte when you register for the 2023 NAPABA Convention so if you want to join Maulik and Mia, simply add the Gala to your registration for an additional fee when you register: https://web.cvent.com/event/a586f950-6a1d-4694-a2d4-e39b0496cf98/summary

The 2023-2024 NAPABA Policy Resolution Cycle is now open! Every year, NAPABA solicits input from its constituent entitie...
10/31/2023

The 2023-2024 NAPABA Policy Resolution Cycle is now open!

Every year, NAPABA solicits input from its constituent entities on what policy areas NAPABA should focus and support. NAPABA Affiliates, Networks, Committees, and National Associates are now welcome to propose policy positions, in the form of resolutions, for the NAPABA Board of Governors’ consideration. Learn more and submit proposed policy resolutions by Friday, January 12, 2024, at 5 pm ET → https://www.napaba.org/general/custom.asp?page=polresolutions

Thank you to Diamond Sponsor Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP for their support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention. A pa...
10/31/2023

Thank you to Diamond Sponsor Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP for their support of the 2023 NAPABA Convention. A patent litigation firm, they are nationally recognized thought leaders on patent issues, as well as on issues of social justice.

Join them at the Convention this November: https://www.napaba.org/page/2023_Convention

Convention is just around the corner. This is your last chance to save on the registration rate! The deadline is 11:59 p...
10/27/2023

Convention is just around the corner. This is your last chance to save on the registration rate! The deadline is 11:59 pm ET on November 5. While you’re registering, don’t forget to add our plenary luncheons and gala dinner. There will be no opportunity to purchase after November 5, and you won’t want to miss these sessions and speakers. Register now —> https://cvent.me/x37BLn

NAPABA and APABA Indiana member Nicholas Huang said it best. The NAPABA Convention is like “hosting the Super Bowl.” Rea...
10/27/2023

NAPABA and APABA Indiana member Nicholas Huang said it best. The NAPABA Convention is like “hosting the Super Bowl.” Read this article from the Indiana Lawyer about what to expect at the Convention, its impact on our community, and the power of our collective leadership

The convention is an annual gathering of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander attorneys, judges, law professors and law students and features dozens of speakers and a full agenda of panel discussions and continuing legal education programs.

During the 2023 NAPABA Convention, Sandra Leung, the President of NAPABA, will bestow this year’s President's Award post...
10/26/2023

During the 2023 NAPABA Convention, Sandra Leung, the President of NAPABA, will bestow this year’s President's Award posthumously upon David L. Kim, a pioneer within the AANHPI community.

Every year, the NAPABA President pays tribute to a remarkable entity or individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Nation’s AANHPI population. NAPABA is proud to honor David Kim’s incredible legacy. NAPABA, along with so many others, mourns with the Kim family for their loss of David, who passed away in June 2023: https://www.napaba.org/page/presidents-award-2023

NAPABA is at the table. Grateful to have been a part of Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su’s roundtable to address the chal...
10/26/2023

NAPABA is at the table. Grateful to have been a part of Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su’s roundtable to address the challenges facing the AANHPI community.

Did you know nearly three-fourths of Asian Americans voted early or by mail in 2022? It’s safe, secure, and convenient! ...
10/26/2023

Did you know nearly three-fourths of Asian Americans voted early or by mail in 2022? It’s safe, secure, and convenient! Find out your early voting options by visiting apiavote.org/location!

The Massachusetts Legislature heard testimony from Dr. Karen Korematsu on HB 3119, which would make Massachusetts the 7t...
10/25/2023

The Massachusetts Legislature heard testimony from Dr. Karen Korematsu on HB 3119, which would make Massachusetts the 7th state to recognize the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution every January 30 in perpetuity.

Learn more about here: https://korematsuinstitute.org/what-is-fred-korematsu-day/.

"Every day in school, we said the pledge of the flag, ‘with liberty and justice for all,’ and I believed all that. I was an American citizen, and I had as many rights as anyone else." - Fred Korematsu

This morning Dr. Karen Korematsu testified virtually at the Massachusetts State House Committee meeting on the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regularity Oversight in support of House Bill H3119 designating Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30 in perpetuity. The bill was authored by MA Rep. Erika Uyterhoevan, 27th Middlesex District. New KI Board Member, Jeffrey Hsi, Esq., also testified in person. Learn more about the history of and the 8 other states that honor him here: https://korematsuinstitute.org/what-is-fred-korematsu-day/

NAPABA applauds the  for announcing 's intention to nominate Judge Johnny C. Gogo as the U.S Attorney for the Districts ...
10/20/2023

NAPABA applauds the for announcing 's intention to nominate Judge Johnny C. Gogo as the U.S Attorney for the Districts of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands. Currently serving on the Superior Court of California, Judge Gogo has led a career in public service, and with his deep roots in Guam, we are confident that he will serve the people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands well. We look forward to his swift confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

NAPABA is grateful for the allyship with our fellow national bar associations and to partner with The White House on str...
10/20/2023

NAPABA is grateful for the allyship with our fellow national bar associations and to partner with The White House on strengthening our Nation's democracy. As our community has always done, we're ready to get to work.

Change starts with ideas and conversation. NAPABA was grateful to host our first in a series of community convenings in ...
10/18/2023

Change starts with ideas and conversation. NAPABA was grateful to host our first in a series of community convenings in Indianapolis last weekend with leaders making a difference in the community. Many thanks to Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana, Dentons, and the Alliance for Justice for their invaluable support.

On Sunday, an unimaginable nightmare visited a Palestinian American family in Plainfield, Illinois, a suburban region ou...
10/17/2023

On Sunday, an unimaginable nightmare visited a Palestinian American family in Plainfield, Illinois, a suburban region outside of Chicago. Local law enforcement officials have accused the family’s landlord of murdering a six-year-old child and attempted murder of the child’s mother in their home. The Will County Sheriff’s Office concluded that the perpetrator targeted the family because of their Islamic faith.

Read our full statement:https://www.napaba.org/page/statement_plainfield_illinois

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The deadline to apply for the NAPABA In-House Counsel Mentoring Program is TOMORROW. If you are an in-house attorney rea...
10/16/2023

The deadline to apply for the NAPABA In-House Counsel Mentoring Program is TOMORROW. If you are an in-house attorney ready to use your skills, expertise, and voice to guide others, or are a new, mid-level, or senior in-house attorney in need of guidance to reach career goals or to position yourself for future opportunities, this program is for you! We invite you to apply today: https://www.napaba.org/page/ihc_com

NAPABA believes in the importance and the power of showing up. Our work is only possible because of the strength, energy...
10/13/2023

NAPABA believes in the importance and the power of showing up. Our work is only possible because of the strength, energy, and passion of our members, committees, affiliates, and sponsors. So many of you step up each and every day to better our community, often in the shadows of the public eye, with the only hope that the next generation will enjoy the gains that we endeavor to make today. We are incredibly grateful.

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