Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Mon, November 13, 2017 4:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Please join the Infinity Project for a reception and panel discussion regarding our continued efforts to increase the diversity of the bench.


    Women represent only 19% of current federal judicial nominees and roughly 38% of Minnesota state court judges, despite the fact that women have accounted for approximately 50% or more of all law school graduates since 2001.

    Our panelists for this important discussion include:
    • The Honorable Lorie Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
    • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for UnitedHealth Group
    • The Honorable Richelle Wahi, Minnesota District Court Judge, First Judicial District

    Event Details

    November 13, 2017
    4:30 p.m. Reception
    5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    50 South Sixth Street, Suite 2600
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    More info here.

  • Fri, November 10, 2017 5:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    The APALSA and SALSA (Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and South Asian Law Student Association) student organizations from the 3 local law schools are having a tri-law-school networking event this Friday, Nov. 10 from 5-10PM at The Exchange and Alibi Lounge.  The students are hoping to build relationships with attorneys and other law students.  It would be great to have a strong presence of attorneys with whom the students can connect with.  Please attend if your schedule permits. 

  • Fri, November 10, 2017 8:00 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    At Lindquist & Vennum LLP (80 South 8th Street, 3rd Floor IDS Conference Room, Minneapolis) MWL will hold a workshop, focused on the identification, prioritization, and specific implementation measures we can undertake to push the envelope for meaningful change toward gender equality.

    More info here.

  • Thu, November 09, 2017 5:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    2017 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture to be held on the evening of Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Marriott City Center (30 South Seventh Street, downtown Minneapolis). The general reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Lauren Stiller Rikleen is Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. 

    More info here.

  • Sat, November 04, 2017 5:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    This year’s Bench & Bar Benefit will be a Super Soiree you won’t want to miss, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in downtown St. Paul!  With mobile bidding you can keep up with your favorite auction items while you socialize with friends and colleagues, enjoying free wine for the first hour of the event. And the menu offers a delicious choice of Balsamic Braised Short Ribs or Roasted Vegetable and Portobello Timbale with Fresh Mozzarella.

    Saint Paul Riverfront
    11 East Kellogg Blvd

    5:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
    7:00 p.m. Dinner
    Award Ceremony
    Live Auction

    More Info: http://www.ramseybar.org/event/benchbar2017/

  • Thu, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Feature image for Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2017!

    Each year, the Council holds an annual dinner - the Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner - to honor and celebrate the generous contributions of community members. We're excited to announce that our 2017 Dinner is scheduled for October 19th!

    Mark your calendars and make sure we're spending that evening together!

    Permalink: http://mn.gov/capm/council/events/index.jsp?id=1051-290300

  • Tue, October 17, 2017 2:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Maximizing ROI with Minimal Resources: The What & How of Small Firm Business Development & Marketin

    Tue, Oct 17, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

    How do you successfully grow your practice when you have no time and less money to dedicate to the effort? Where and how do you start? What do you do? How can you trust that your actions will reap rewards? This webinar will provide you with the framework and many of the tools you need to successfully source and grow the relationships that lead to successfully securing the clients and business you want. 


    • Angela Lee, Osha Liang LLP
    • Chris Kirby, The Bridgefield Group

    Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1726503021759989761

  • Wed, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    The judges and staff of Minnesota’s Second Judicial District are inviting members of the public to a community listening session in St. Paul the evening of Wednesday, October 11. The free, open-to-the-public event will be held at the Wilder Center, located at 451 Lexington Parkway North in Saint Paul, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    During the event, attendees will meet in small groups with judges and court staff, and have the opportunity to provide face-to-face input about Minnesota’s judicial system, the work of the Second Judicial District, and their personal experiences in Ramsey County District Court. Following these discussions, each of the judges will report on the key themes that emerged in their small groups, and court leaders will then discuss how the Second Judicial District will use the input provided at the event.

    For more information, visit the MN courts website here

  • Thu, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    It's free and 1.5 bias credits applied for!

    CLE: Perspectives on the Use of Force

    Location: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

    Room 319

    Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Start Time: 6:00 pm

    End Time: 7:30 pm

    RSVP is not required, however is appreciated. Questions can be directed to Mai Neng Moua at 612-808-

    9800 or mai@mnmoualaw.com

  • Tue, August 08, 2017 7:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul present

    Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk

    Affordable housing is under constant threat from changing economic forces and urban development that break up vital communities. Low income residents have fewer and fewer options, and local businesses and schools must deal with the impact of losing those families. 
    Join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul for a film screening of Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk. With alarming frequency, individuals, households and whole communities are being displaced as a result of a growing wave of real estate investments upscaling formerly affordable apartments across the Twin Cities region. Produced by Twin Cities PBS in partnership w
    ith the Minnesota Housing Partnership, this new 60-minute documentary lifts up the stories of affected residents, highlights the community impacts of displacement and showcases the urgent need to preserve affordable housing.

    The film will be followed by a discussion featuring these distinguished panelists:

    • Yusef Mgeni, Vice President and Political Action Chair at the Minnesota/Dakotas Area Conference of the NAACP
    • Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing and Vice President of National Coalition for the Homeless
    • Libby Starling, Deputy Director of the Community Development Division at the Metropolitan Council
    • Timothy Thompson, President and Senior Attorney at the Housing Justice Center

    There is no charge to attend this event. 


    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. CDT

    St. Anthony Main Theater

    115 SE Main Street

    Theater 3

    Minneapolis, MN 55414


    RSVP here | Add to calendar

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

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