Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2016-2019

Strategic Plan


Mission Statement: MNAPABA is committed to promoting and supporting the personal and professional development of Asian American and Pacific American lawyers, judges, and law students, serving as an advocate for the Asian Pacific American community in Minnesota, and promoting equal access to justice.

Goal 3:  To promote equal access to justice.   Goal 4 >>

Strategic Area

Action Items (how to accomplish)

Next Steps (what to do)

Responsible (who will be)

Milestone

Status Update (when)

3.1    Judiciary efforts: get more APA attorneys on bench (especially state bench) (also mentioned in Goal 1: To promote MNAPABA lawyers, judges and law students)

 

3.1.1   Create and Implement a Judicial Selection Process Guide

 

3.1.1.1 Gather information for state vs. federal, district court vs. appellate court, and administrative law for Process Guide (including working with other affinity bar associations)

Provide Process Guide on shared drive and on MNAPABA website

Share Process Guide with other affinity bar associations

 Accompanying program/workshop on completing applications, soliciting letters of support, etc.

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

  

 


Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year  

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

 

Annually

3.1.2   Create an org-wide recruitment pipeline (not just through a few people)

3.1.2.1 Identify upcoming vacancies in each district within the next two years. Use data to help identify areas where MNAPABA should do outreach to local bar associations and local potential candidates

Encourage executive board and advisory board members to contact Chair of Judicial Selection Committee with potential judicial candidates, including those early in their career

Provide contact information of Chair on MNAPABA website for judicial candidates

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

 

 

 


Semiannual reminder to suggest potential candidates

 

 


Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

3.1.3   Support advancement of APA judges

3.1.3.1 Create plan for appellate and federal court appointments

 

Identify awards and opportunities for current judges

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

 

 

Semiannually

3.1.4   Professional development &

           career advancement for

           senior attorneys (in-house,

           public sector, etc.)

3.1.4.1 Identify annual judicial programming to continue advancement

 

Nominate APA attorneys for awards (identify annual awards and strategize nominations)

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Annual plan for next 3 years, starting in 2016-2017 bar year

 

Annually

3.1.5   Connect with external decision makers to continue organizational advancement of APA judicial candidates

 

3.1.5.1 Meet with Commission members and the Governor’s office

 

Executive board attend Governor’s annual meeting for affinity bar association leaders and judiciary

 

Meet with Senators Klobuchar and Franken

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Hold annually meetings

 

 

Annual attendance

 

   

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year, and on annual basis

3.1.6   Compile internal resources for  

           APA judicial candidates

 

3.1.6.1 Gather questions asked by the Commission for state district & appellate positions

 

Create list of people to conduct mock interviews, both APA and non-APA attorneys and non-attorneys

Create sample of types of letters of support from past candidates

Compile past cover letters that can be shared

Contact other affiliates to get best practices

President manages with Chair of Judicial Selection Committee

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

 

 

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

 

 

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

Complete before end of 2015-2016 bar year

3.2  Encouraging members to participate in community service

3.2.1    VLN clinic

3.2.1.1 Advertise in newsletter and maybe personal outreach to interested people and ensure promotion at annual gala (sign-up sheet at gala if appropriate).

VP, Outreach

2016-17 Board year (and each year thereafter).

3.2.2    Community service projects

3.2.1.2 Advertise in newsletter and maybe personal outreach to interested people and ensure promotion at annual gala (sign-up sheet at gala).

VP, Outreach

Completely organize and ready for sign-up at Gala.

One project per year (next October 2016).

3.2.3    NAPABA Lobby Day

3.2.1.3 Advertise in newsletter and maybe personal outreach to interested people and ensure promotion at annual gala.

Identify at least one person to participate in NAPABA Lobby Day.

VP, Outreach

Measures of Success: Starting 2016-17 Board year create lists of volunteers for each event from Committee Chairs (for recognition and numbers tracking); goal of 40% engagement; milestone send at least one person per year to Lobby Day.

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MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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