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  • Fri, June 22, 2018 9:00 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    MNAPABA joins NAPABA in its position regarding the separation of families entering the US at non-point of entry border crossings. MNAPABA urges the President and his Administration to reunite children separated from their parents quickly with no further delay.

    NAPABA Condemns the Separation of Children and Parents at the U.S. Border

    The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) strongly condemns the Trump Administration’s cruel “zero tolerance” enforcement policy of referring all non-port-of-entry-border crossers for criminal prosecution.

    According to news reports, during the past several weeks over 2,000 undocumented children have been separately detained from their families after entering the United States. The adults are sent to criminal detention for prosecution while the children are placed in separate detention centers, treated as unaccompanied minors, and undergo removal proceedings.

    This practice of separating families at the border is cruel and inhumane. Family separation should not be used as an immigration enforcement strategy and deterrent to migration. Detaining vulnerable children and separating them from their families is damaging to the well-being of the children, can create lasting trauma for families, and violates due process rights. NAPABA strongly urges the Administration to abandon this inhumane practice that is contrary to our values as Americans.

    For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or bschuster@napaba.org.

  • Tue, May 22, 2018 9:38 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

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    Office of Governor Mark Dayton

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 16, 2018

     

    Contact: Sam Fettig

    651-201-3408 desk

    612-214-2886 cell

    sam.fettig@state.mn.us

     

    Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

     

    ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Leland O. Bush, and will be co-chambered at Ivanhoe in Lincoln County and Marshall in Lyon County.

     

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.

     

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at a Megan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday June 27, 2018. 

     

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

     

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    Office of the Governor, Communications Department

    130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

    T: 651-201-3400 | Dayton.Media@state.mn.us

  • Mon, May 14, 2018 12:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

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    Office of Governor Mark Dayton

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 14, 2018

     

    Contact: Sam Fettig

    651-201-3408 desk

    612-214-2886 cell

    sam.fettig@state.mn.us

     

    Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District

     

    ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Mel I. Dickstein and the Honorable Daniel H. Mabley. These seats will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

     

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for these vacancies.

     

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at a Megan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, June 4, 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 

     

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

     

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    Office of Governor Mark Dayton, Communications Department

    130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

    T: 651-201-3400 | E: Dayton.Media@state.mn.us 


  • Mon, May 07, 2018 5:30 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    The Honorable Gail Chang Bohr is being honored at the 2018 Women of Distinction event at the Hilton Minneapolis on May 7, 2018. This is the 10th year this event is being held to recognize outstanding women leaders and to raise support for Girl Scout programming. This year's keynote address will be given by Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. 

    The 2018 Women of Distinction event has a number of sponsors and supporters, including Nilan Johnson Lewis.

    For additional details, please visit the following website: https://www.girlscoutsrv.org/en/support/women-of-distinction.html 




  • Thu, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

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    Office of Governor Mark Dayton

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 5, 2018

     

    Contact: Sam Fettig

    651-201-3408 desk

    612-214-2886 cell

    sam.fettig@state.mn.us

     

    Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Additional Vacancy and Extension of Deadline in the Second Judicial District

     

    ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that an additional judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable William H. Leary III. Applicants will be considered within one process for this vacancy and the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward S. Wilson, which was announced on Monday, April 2, 2018. Both seats will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.

     

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process has been extended and is now open for both seats.

     

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Megan Jablonski Johnson, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at aMegan.JablonskiJohnson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application.

     

    Individuals who have already applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward S. Wilson will be considered for both seats. Application materials for both vacancies are due by close of business on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Interviews for are scheduled to be held on Monday, May 14, 2018. 

     

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Megan Jablonski Johnson at megan.jablonskijohnson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451.

     

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    Office of Governor Mark Dayton, Communications Department

    130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

    T: 651-201-3400 | E: Dayton.Media@state.mn.us


  • Sun, March 18, 2018 10:14 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    MNAPABA is now accepting applications for two (2) Summer Law Fellowships.

    This year, MNAPABA will award Summer Law Fellowships to two (2) individuals ($2,000 each) who will serve underserved communities through a summer internship position with a governmental or non-profit organization. 

     

    Download the application here.

    To qualify, the summer position must:

    • be arranged by the individual who is a law student or a recent graduate,
    • extend at least eight weeks or a total of 320 hours, and 
    • pay $500 or less per week.

    Preference will be given to those directly serving Minnesota and/or Asian Pacific American communities.

     

    Applications are due by May 1, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. CST 
    by email to  touch.thouk@stinson.com.


  • Tue, March 13, 2018 1:20 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)
    Minority judges in Minnesota State and Federal Courts were honored in a reception at the Federal Courthouse on March 8.


    Pictured below are (left to right) the Honorables Shan Wang, Sophia Vuelo, Gail Chang Bohr, and Tony Leung. Thank you all for your service!



  • Wed, February 07, 2018 5:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Every year Minnesota Lawyer honors the top attorneys throughout the state of Minnesota for their notable achievements. Members Mai Moua and Linus Chan are among this years recipients. They, along with other recipients, were honored at the 18th annual Attorneys of the Year award ceremony on the evening of February 7, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

    More details here: http://minnlawyer.com/attorneys-of-the-year/

  • Sat, January 06, 2018 12:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Our members volunteered at the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery on Saturday, January 6. Thank you to all who joined us!


  • Tue, December 05, 2017 12:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    MNAPABA members enjoyed volunteering at Second Harvest and packing rice to serve the local community! Thanks to everyone that volunteered!


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