Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association


A Tradition of Dialogue, Mentorship, and Community

MNAPABA members can expect to benefit personally from involvement through being a part of a diverse community of APA attorneys excited about building mutually beneficial relationships and fostering professional development and skill-building.  MNAPABA enables many of these opportunities through a host of unique events each year.  

Check back here often for a calendar of our latest upcoming events.

DOWNLOAD:  MNAPABA's 2013-2014 Highlights (PDF)

Upcoming events

    • Tue, June 06, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Briggs & Morgan, P.A. 80 S. 8th St., Suite 2200, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    You nailed a summer legal job! Congrats! We know that this can be a daunting experience and we invite you to attend this session to learn from an experienced panel about best practices for how to succeed in your summer job. Panelists will include private practitioners, in-house counsel, and government attorneys. All are welcome to this free event.

    Panelists include -

    * Neera Chatterjee, Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo

    * Josh Kim, Member, Josh Kim Food & Feed Law 

    * Linhda Nguyen, Associate, Merchant & Gould

    * Roshan Rajkumar, Partner, Bowman & Brooke

    * Michael Sawers, Associate, Briggs & Morgan

    This event is being sponsored by the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association and our generous host, Briggs & Morgan, P.A.

    • Thu, June 15, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Radisson Blu Mall of America (2100 Killebrew Dr Bloomington, MN 55425)

    MNAPABA cordially invites you to a meet and greet with Professor Frank Wu at the MSBA Convention on Thursday, June 15 from 7:30-8:30 am. 

    This event is a great opportunity to personally hear from and speak with one of the leaders in legal education. We hope you can join us!

    A full bio for Professor Wu can be found here.

    Professor Wu, UC Hastings College of the Law Distinguished Professor, has been voted the most “influential” dean in legal education by National Jurist magazine. He has taught at or lead a number of esteemed institutions, including Howard University School of Law (faculty), Wayne State University Law School (Dean), University of Michigan (visiting professor), Columbia University (adjunct professor), Stanford University (Teaching Fellow), and Peking University School of Transnational Law.

    He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post. He blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.

    In April 2016, Professor Wu was elected Chair of the Committee of 100. Founded by individuals such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and architect IM Pei, this non-profit made up of Chinese-Americans who have achieved the highest levels of success, works on twin missions of promoting good relations between the U.S. and China and the civic engagement of Chinese-Americans. 

    Prior to his academic career, Professor Wu held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.

    • Sun, June 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Sociable Cider Werks - 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    A new event for MNAPABA in 2017 that will involve the summer sun, a cold brew, and MNAPABA colleagues and friends (and pups!). There should be live music and food trucks on hand.

    **Not a Sponsored Event**

    • Sat, July 22, 2017
    • 8:30 PM
    • Matthews Park - 2318 29th Avenue S, Minneapolis 55406

    Come join your fellow MNAPABA colleagues and friends for a family friendly night at the movies. This year we will be watching Rouge One at Matthews Park. Bring a blanket, snacks, and a beverage and enjoy a summer evening with friends. 

    Movies tend to start around 9 p.m., but try to arrive a little earlier to find a good spot!

Past events

Thu, May 18, 2017 May MNAPABA MINGLE - City Works and Pour House
Sun, April 23, 2017 MNAPABA Women’s Committee – Brunch and Candid Conversation Series
Tue, April 11, 2017 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - April 2017
Thu, April 06, 2017 The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin | History Theatre Play
Thu, March 23, 2017 MNAPABA MINGLE - The Loop @ The West End
Tue, March 21, 2017 Affinity Bar Jobs Symposium: This Summer & Beyond (SOLD OUT)
Tue, March 14, 2017 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - March 2017
Thu, March 09, 2017 Celebration of Minority Judges Reception | Hosted by the Federal District Court of Minnesota
Tue, March 07, 2017 MNAPABA's Annual Judges Reception
Wed, February 22, 2017 Pro Bono Legal Advice Day Clinic
Wed, February 15, 2017 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - February 2017
Tue, February 14, 2017 Pro Bono Legal Advice Day Clinic - Volunteer Training
Fri, February 10, 2017 2017 Winter Retreat
Sat, January 28, 2017 Dim Sum for Lunar New Year | Mandarin Kitchen
Thu, January 26, 2017 MNAPABA MINGLE - The Newsroom, Downtown Minneapolis
Thu, January 19, 2017 Diversity Bar Meet & Greet | Federal Bar Association (MN)
Tue, January 10, 2017 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - January 2017
Thu, December 08, 2016 Affinity Bar Board Dinner (limited to board members of invited affiliate bar associations)
Wed, November 30, 2016 New Attorneys Reception
Thu, November 17, 2016 Tri-APALSA Happy Hour on 11/17
Tue, November 15, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - November 2016
Sat, November 05, 2016 First Gathering - Asian American Adoptee Network (San Diego, CA)
Fri, November 04, 2016 MNAPABA's Award of Distinction presentation to Michelle Lee, Director of the USPTO (San Diego, CA)
Thu, November 03, 2016 Central Regional Affiliates Dinner in San Diego
Fri, October 28, 2016 Happy Hour | Networking at Bar Zia on Friday, October 28 -- hosted by SALSA @ U of MN Law School
Sat, October 15, 2016 Second Harvest Heartland Volunteering
Fri, October 14, 2016 U of MN Law Students - Meet the Bar
Wed, September 28, 2016 2016 Annual Gala: Innovation -- Looking Forward
Mon, September 26, 2016 Diversity in the Judiciary
Tue, September 20, 2016 MN FBA Newer Lawyers' Luncheon
Thu, September 15, 2016 Invitation to Justice Anne McKeig Investiture
Tue, September 13, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - September 2016
Thu, September 08, 2016 The Future of AAPIs in the Twin Cities and the Nation
Wed, September 07, 2016 Understanding Minnesota Election Law
Mon, August 29, 2016 Judge Cork Appointment Reception
Thu, August 11, 2016 After Castile: A Forum on Race and Criminal Justice
Tue, August 02, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - August 2016
Mon, July 25, 2016 Justice Hudson Meet and Greet and Fundraiser- Monday June 25
Wed, July 20, 2016 Judge Atwal Reception
Tue, July 12, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - July 2016
Sun, June 26, 2016 Summer Pool Party
Sun, June 26, 2016 School Supply Drive for Phalen Lake Hmong Magnet School
Sat, June 25, 2016 HABA Picnic
Tue, June 21, 2016 Second Annual Women of Color in the Law Forum: Lifting As We Climb
Thu, June 16, 2016 Robins Kaplan Summer Legal Institute Program
Wed, June 15, 2016 Beyond Bollywood Tickets Giveaways
Tue, June 14, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - June 2016
Mon, June 13, 2016 Voting Issues in 2016
Wed, June 08, 2016 How to Be An Effective Summer Intern (Panel and Mixer)
Fri, May 20, 2016 2016 Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner
Tue, May 10, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - May 2016
Thu, April 28, 2016 MNAPABA MINGLE
Thu, April 28, 2016 MNAPABA Mingle
Sun, April 24, 2016 We are One MN
Fri, April 22, 2016 Human Trafficking in Minnesota
Mon, April 18, 2016 Byung-Ho Park's Balcony - Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Sun, April 17, 2016 MNAPABA Moves
Tue, April 12, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - April 2016
Tue, March 29, 2016 APALSA & MNAPABA Joint Reception
Wed, March 09, 2016 Federal Bar Association - Open Doors Orientation on 3/9
Tue, March 08, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - March 2016
Thu, March 03, 2016 MSP Mingle: Connecting Twin Cities Professionals
Tue, March 01, 2016 Celebration of Minority Judges Reception
Fri, February 26, 2016 16th Annual Winter Retreat
Sat, February 20, 2016 A Mu Performing Arts production YOU FOR ME FOR YOU!
Wed, February 17, 2016 Strengthening the Pipeline: Importance of Judicial Clerkships
Tue, February 09, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - February 2016
Sat, February 06, 2016 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration
Sat, February 06, 2016 TCDIP 1L Boot Camp "So You Got Your Grades, Now What?"
Tue, February 02, 2016 APALSA & MNAPABA Joint Reception
Thu, January 28, 2016 MNAPABA Mingle
Wed, January 13, 2016 Diversity Bar Meet & Greet
Tue, January 12, 2016 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - January 2016
Tue, December 08, 2015 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - December 2015
Tue, December 01, 2015 New Attorneys Reception
Thu, November 12, 2015 Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Happy Hour
Thu, November 12, 2015 Recent Developments in Alien Tort Statute Litigation
Tue, November 10, 2015 MNAPABA Executive Board Meeting - November 2015
Thu, November 05, 2015 2015 NAPABA Annual Convention
Sat, October 24, 2015 Third Annual Monster Mash at Sever's Corn Maze
Sun, September 20, 2015 Dim Sum
Sat, September 19, 2015 Saturday Gala Dinner Only
Sat, September 19, 2015 CLE Only (includes all-day CLEs and Saturday lunch but not Saturday Gala Dinner)
Fri, September 18, 2015 Friday Night Dinner
Fri, September 18, 2015 A Man of Quiet Bravery: A Re-Enactment of the Fred Korematsu Arguments (CRC Event)
Fri, September 18, 2015 Conference and Saturday Gala Dinner package (includes CLEs, Saturday lunch, and Saturday Gala Dinner)
Fri, September 18, 2015 Sponsor Tickets
Sun, August 16, 2015 Annual Summer Party
Wed, August 12, 2015 MNAPABA August Executive Board Meeting
Tue, August 11, 2015 School Supply Drive for Phalen Lake Hmong Magnet School
Wed, July 08, 2015 MNAPABA July Executive Board Meeting
Wed, June 10, 2015 MNAPABA June Executive Board Meeting
Thu, June 04, 2015 "How to Succeed in Your Summer Job” Panel for Law Students
Wed, May 20, 2015 The Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America
Wed, May 13, 2015 MNAPABA May Executive Board Meeting
Wed, April 29, 2015 Behind the Robe: Administrative Law Judges Demystified
Wed, April 08, 2015 MNAPABA April Executive Board Meeting
Thu, March 26, 2015 Judges and New Attorneys Reception
Thu, March 12, 2015 MNAPABA March Executive Board Meeting (note: Thursday)
Fri, February 27, 2015 15th Annual Winter Retreat
Wed, February 11, 2015 MNAPABA February Executive Board Meeting
Wed, January 21, 2015 MNAPABA January Executive Board Meeting
Mon, January 12, 2015 Representing Their Communities: A Conversation with Hmong Elected Officials
Wed, December 10, 2014 MNAPABA December Executive Board Meeting
Wed, November 12, 2014 MNAPABA November Executive Board Meeting
Mon, November 10, 2014 Representing Their Communities: A Conversation With Hmong Elected Officials

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600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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