Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Wed, June 08, 2016 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    The Dakota County Law Library is looking for an attorney to present a 1-hour CLE in August 2016 on anything related to diversity and inclusion.  

    Each month the Dakota County Law Library hosts two 1-hour free CLEs: one in Apple Valley (the second Tuesday of the month between 8-9 a.m.) and the other in Hastings (the third Thursday of the month between 12-1 p.m.) It seeks for possible presenters in the area of diversity for ethics/elimination of bias credits. The dates would be August 9th or the 18th. Please follow up with Shannon Stoneking (Shannon.Stoneking@CO.DAKOTA.MN.USdirectly if anyone is interested.

  • Wed, April 20, 2016 9:34 PM | Anonymous

    The Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) is seeking individuals with a legal, small business or finance experience to sit on our Board of Directors.  AEDA is a grassroots economic development non-profit organization with a special focus on micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses in Minnesota's low-income Asian communities. AEDA’s activities have focused around advocating and providing direct technical and business assistance to Asian business owners impacted by the Green Line Light Rail Development on University Avenue in St. Paul. AEDA is also the host of the successful Night Market that was launched two years ago bringing over 20,000 people to the Western Station stop.

    Currently AEDA has a four-person board, consisting of Asian business owners, Asian community members, and mainstream community members.  The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the organization as well as ensuring fiscal diligence.  The organization does have a strategic plan in place. The Board meets every month for 2 hours at AEDA’s office on University and Western Ave in St. Paul. The contact is board chair Terri Thao and she can be reached via email  at tthao@nexuscp.org or via phone at 651-379-0505. For more information on AEDA, check out http://www.aeda-mn.org/


  • Thu, March 24, 2016 9:47 PM | Anonymous

    ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District Court. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and will be chambered at Detroit Lakes in Becker 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 116 Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, Director of Appointments, via e-mail at andrew.c.olson@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, April 11, 2016. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Alexandria.

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us  or at (651) 201-3413.

     

  • Mon, March 21, 2016 9:31 PM | Anonymous


    Minnesota Lawyer is seeking attorneys whose work clearly has made a difference to you, your practice or the profession. Only a few of the hundreds of attorneys who enter practice each year make their mark within 10 years of admittance to the bar (2007). This is your chance to recognize an attorney who stands out from the crowd.

    Consider counsel who have distinguished themselves by their:

    • Professional accomplishment • Leadership • Service to community/profession • Achievement as in-house counsel

    Click here to submit a nomination!


    Nominees must have been admitted to the bar in the past 10 years
    Nominations close June 3rd

    Event information: 

    When: September 8, 2016
    11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Registration and social hour
    12:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Luncheon and awards presentation
    WhereHyatt Regency Minneapolis

    Seating opens August 2nd, 2016

    For event questions and comments, contact Amanda Dorn, Event Manager at 612-584-1534
    For new and other information about this event, click here to subscribe to Minnesota Lawyer! 


  • Sat, March 19, 2016 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    In the past several years, Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) has seen a marked increase in those seeking assistance, including an increase in refugees and new immigrants seeking protection from domestic violence.  The cases are often complex and harrowing. 

    Over 1,000 individuals seek some form of support from AWUM each year.  AWUM operates a 24-bed shelter for women and children (this “House of Peace” is often at maximum capacity) and makes advocates accessible in the community.  AWUM also offers training to other service providers on issues unique to the Asian community.

    AWUM is seeking applications from candidates who are interested in creating a safer environment for women and children in Minnesota by participating in the end to domestic violence.

    Attached is additional information on AWUM and an application for the Board. Please feel free to contact Board member Judge Regina M. Chu at regina1478@gmail.com should you have any questions.

  • Tue, March 15, 2016 6:11 PM | Anonymous

    Scott County is seeking volunteer pro bono attorneys to serve as Conciliation Court Referees.  Conciliation Court, also known as "Small Claims Court," is a division of District Court and handles money claims of $15,000 or less. Panel Referees preside over general and collection calendars of 12 to 50 cases per half-day session.  Calendars are currently scheduled every Friday at 8:30 and 1:00 p.m. Individually appointed Referees may be asked to serve up to two calendars per month.  View the detailed duties.  The ideal candidate is a group of attorneys within one firm who could rotate the responsibilities on their own schedule and provide the necessary court coverage.  A two-year commitment to the appointment is preferred.  The ideal candidate will have extensive civil litigation experience. 
     
    If you are in need of additional information, you may contact the following:
    (952) 496-8207 or  vicky.carlson@courts.state.mn.us
     
    To apply, please complete the application for a firm or an individual and send to the contact listed on the application by Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

  • Tue, March 15, 2016 6:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Call for Programs for the 2016 NAPABA Convention is now open. Please click here for complete information about submitting a general CLE panel or a proposal for the International Law Symposium and/or Solo & Small Firm Boot Camp. The deadline for submissions is April 15 at 5.pm. EDT. 

    We encourage all submitters to work with NAPABA committees/networks to seek endorsements. We request your direct involvement in this critical Convention process. Your endorsement helps NAPABA and the CLE Committee ensure that our programming is high quality, relevant to cutting edge issues in practice, and represents a broad and diverse range of member interests.

    We’ve updated the Committees and Networks page on the NAPABA website to give our members easier access.

  • Wed, February 17, 2016 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    Judge Gail Chang Bohr (retired) of the Ramsey County District Court, received the Minnesota Council on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Distinguished Service Award. The ceremony was on January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and was held at the Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul.

    Read more here: http://aapress.com/community/gail-change-bohr-receives-minnesota-mlk-distinguished-service-award/ 

  • Mon, February 01, 2016 9:32 PM | Anonymous

    ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Richelle M. Wahi as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Ms. Wahi will be replacing the Honorable Mary J. Theisen, who retired earlier this year. Ms. Wahi will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.

    “I am pleased to appoint Richelle M. Wahi to serve as District Court Judge in the First Judicial District,” said Governor Dayton. “Throughout her career, Ms. Wahi has demonstrated her commitment to justice through her work in family law, and her commitment to public service and volunteerism.” 

    Ms. Wahi is a partner at Lindquist & Vennum LLP, where she handles cases primarily in family law and general litigation, and chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee.  She also serves as a Conciliation Court Referee in Dakota County and previously was an attorney at the law firms Moss & Barnett and Henson & Efron. Ms. Wahi earned her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine and her J.D. with honors from William Mitchell College of Law.  

    Ms. Wahi volunteers with the Tubman Safety Project, coaches volleyball for the Eagan Athletic Association and softball for the Mendota Heights Athletic Association, and mentors law students from the University of St. Thomas Law School, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, and Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 

    Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, LeSueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley Counties.

    More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/.

  • Mon, February 01, 2016 9:29 PM | Anonymous

    ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District Court. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Conrad I. Freeberg, and will be chambered at Milaca in Mille Lacs 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 116 Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Lidya Makonnen, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at lidya.makonnen@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, February 22, 2016. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, March 14, 2016.

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Lidya Makonnen at lidya.makonnen@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3451. Read the original press release here.

    Please contact Irene Kao (ikao@lmc.org) if you are interested in these positions. Contact Greg Schwartz (gschwartz@billionarmitage.com) if you would like to seek MNAPABA's endorsement.  For more information on MNAPABA's endorsement process: http://mnapaba.org/endorsements. 


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