The Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA) is a community of Minnesota Asian Pacific American and Asian lawyers that supports one another, celebrates each others’ accomplishments, creates opportunities for dialogue on issues of importance to APAs, and highlights APA issues to the legal community at large. MNAPABA (formerly NAPABA-MN) is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
MNAPABA is the local Asian bar association, but welcomes people of all diverse backgrounds and experience, offers individuals professional support and opportunities for growth and mentorship, while being the voice of the APA legal community in regards to recruitment, retention, promotion, and recognition of APA attorneys.
MNAPABA lends an influential, thought-provoking voice to the causes, initiatives, and conversations that result in the development, welcoming, and advancement of the APA legal community.
MNAPABA was organized by four Asian American lawyers in 1989. Currently, there are over 190 members. Our members include judges, attorneys in the private and public sectors, as well as businessmen and women.
Above: The MNAPABA contingent at the NAPABA national convention, "Convergence," accepting NAPABA's 2014 Affiliate of the Year Award on behalf of Minnesota's 170-plus affiliate membership.