Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association - Open Doors Orientation on 3/9

  • Wed, March 09, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Minneapolis Federal Courthouse (300 South Fourth Street; Minneapolis, MN 55415)


  • MNAPABA would like to know if you are attending and will send a note to Judge Noel's chambers. The actual sign-up and commitment to volunteer will be handled through the District Court.

Registration is optional -- it is for MNAPABA's records only - but we will forward your information to Judge Noel's chambers to let the FBA know you're interested.
Registration is closed
MNAPABA Members and Friends:

We have been invited once again to participate in the Federal Bar Association's Open Doors Program -- each spring, the FBA gathers lawyers together to go into local high school classrooms to share their life experiences--the more candid and personal, the better. 

A few dozen MNAPABA members have participated over the last few years and we'd love it if even more stepped forward. Last year, St. Paul Public Schools were added to the program, greatly increasing the number of Asian Pacific American students in the classrooms. 

Please consider attending the Open Doors Program recruitment and orientation meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Jury Assembly Room in the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis.

Please click "REGISTER" to let MNAPABA know you'll be attending so we can keep track of your volunteer efforts and we'll also give Magistrate Judge Noel's chambers a head's up that you are going to attend. (registering through us is not required)

At the orientation, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a date and time to visit a high school classroom this spring -- dates and times are pretty flexible.

Thank you for considering this amazing opportunity to share YOUR PERSONAL STORY and give back to our community and help fill our pipeline with APA teens who might one day consider law school!


Details from the FBA and Judge Franklin Noel:

There will be a volunteer recruitment/orientation meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016; at 4:30 PM in the 2d floor Jury Assembly Room in the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse (300 South Fourth Street; Minneapolis, MN 55415).

Please come to learn more about the program. If you participated in last year’s program, please come back, and bring three friends. If you are new to the program, please come and learn more about this exciting opportunity to impact the lives of young people.

For more information about Open Doors to Federal Courts, call:
Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel (612-664-5110)

Or visit: http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/Community-Outreach.shtml

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

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