Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Thu, April 21, 2022 1:14 PM | Stephanie Chen

    The City of Minneapolis' Department of Civil Rights seeks applications for vacancies on its Commission on Civil Rights, including several designated for attorneys only. Established in 1975, the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission (MCR) implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public information, education, mediation, conciliation, and enforcement. 

    To apply, please visit: https://www.minneapolismn.gov/media/-www-content-assets/documents/Application-for-Board-Commission.pdf 

    Applications are due April 27, 2022. Applicants must live in Minneapolis to qualify.

  • Tue, April 19, 2022 12:04 PM | Deleted user

    Join the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, for an event aimed at helping law students and newer lawyers prepare to navigate with aplomb the range of social functions and networking events they may encounter during their summer work experiences or in future job interviews. The program will feature a combination of presentations and breakout discussions facilitated by attorney FBA members, including an opportunity to "practice" learned skills in a follow-up small group outing or remote setting that suits participants' comfort levels. The event will be led by Alison Plavin, Director of Associate Advancement at Taft. To register, please email Samantha Girard at segirard@locklaw.com.

  • Tue, April 19, 2022 12:03 PM | Deleted user

    Join the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the American Constitution Society Minneapolis-St. Pau Lawyer Chapter for an informative discussion on Judge Jackson's historic confirmation hearings to the United States Supreme Court and what her future on the Court may entail. This event will occur over Zoom. Panelists will be the Honorable Michael J. Davis (Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota), Alberder Gillespie (Interim Director, Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights), and Philippa "Pippa" Scarlett (Head of Global Government Affairs, RELX; Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer). The discussion will be moderated by Angi Porter (former Vice President, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers; Adjunct Professor of Law and Research Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center). For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Wed, April 13, 2022 9:20 AM | Stephanie Chen

    Fredrikson & Byron, Minnesota Women Lawyers and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice are proud to present the seventh annual Women of Color in the Law Forum: Lifting as We Climb. Join women lawyers of color, indigenous women lawyers and allies, as we come together safely in person, for an evening of networking, storytelling, and real conversations about careers, and professional life.

    This year’s event will feature a keynote panel discussion presenting the two women of color on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

    Justice Natalie Hudson

    Justice Anne McKeig 

    moderated by Lola Velazquez-Aguilu

    The panel will be followed by discussion circles and a networking reception.*

    For more information or to register, please click here.

    *If you are observing Ramadan, and plan to break your fast after the event, we will have food available for you to do so.

  • Mon, April 11, 2022 9:43 AM | Deleted user

    Join the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans for the API Day at the Capitol 2022 Rally and Meet and Greet:

    • Rally: This year, the Rally program will feature the following speakers: Senate Majority Leader Miller, Speaker Hortman, and three Asian Pacific Minnesotans whose leadership and work have been critical to all of our communities during the hardships of the last two years.
    • Location: Capitol Rotunda
    • Time: 10:30 A.M.—11:30 A.M.
    • Purpose: To encourage Asian Pacific Minnesotans to be increasingly present in the People’s House. This component of API Day brings together community members, organizational leaders, and elected and appointed leaders to create a synergy of community and legislative empowerment. Community members will hear from policy and community leaders about issues impacting our communities and the state and how we can all work together to address these concerns. The Rally will be live-streamed online for those who cannot attend in person.
    • Meet and Greet: Immediately following the Rally in the Rotunda, we invite you to join members and leaders of our diverse Asian Pacific communities, policy makers, and other state leaders for a “Meet and Greet” in the Capitol Vault. Community organizations and leaders invited to this event have been on the front lines every day, helping our communities navigate the numerous and unexpected challenges that have arisen because of the pandemic. During this time of more personal conversations, we ask that you share with state leaders how your work has made all the difference in the lives of your community and our state, especially during these COVID years. In hosting this Meet and Greet, we strive to help facilitate new relationships and strengthen existing relationships between you, our legislative and executive branch leaders, and other Asian Pacific Minnesotans from across the state. Refreshments will be provided.
    • Location: Capitol Vault
    • Time: 12:00 P.M.—1:30 P.M.
    • Purpose: To provide designated space and time for legislators and community members/leaders to make connections and discuss with one another the issues that matter to them in a more personal manner relative to the Rally and legislative visits.
    • Legislative Visits:
      • Location: Virtual meetings, potentially in-person dependent on availability
      • Time: April 20 and 22, timing dependent on scheduling
      • Purpose: To provide community members and organizations the opportunity to hold fully supported, direct meetings with legislators, including Committee Chairs, on the issues identified by the community.
    • Registration for all events: https://2022apiday.eventbrite.com/
  • Wed, March 30, 2022 4:50 PM | Stephanie Chen

    Join the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter for a Newer Lawyers Committee luncheon with Judge Bowbeer and learn how to effectively plan and conduct discovery. This event will be virtual and open to all attorneys and law students who are interested in gaining insight from the judge. 

    For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:08 PM | Deleted user

    Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan are committed to the goal that all working Minnesotans should be able to earn a family-sustaining income. State licensing boards are an important part of ensuring a just, safe, and thriving working environment across multiple professions. The Governor and Lt. Governor are seeking applicants who are dedicated to working towards a more equitable workforce. The following vacancies are available (details, additional vacancies, and applications may be found here):

    Board of Medical Practice (7 vacancies): The duties of the Board of Medical Practice include the licensure and enforcement of statutes, laws, and rules related to the professional practice of physicians, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, genetic counselors, naturopathic doctors, and traditional midwives. The Board also serves as a resource to consumers and stakeholders in the health care delivery system. Vacancies include 4 public members and 3 physicians (1 at-large physician, 1 physician from Congressional District 8, and 1 physician from Congressional District 1).

    Minnesota Board of Social Work (3 vacancies): The Board of Social Work promotes and protects the public health, safety, and welfare through the licensure and regulation of persons who practice social work in this state. Vacancies include 2 licensed social workers (LSW) and 1 licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) or licensed independent social worker (LISW) or licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).

    Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (1 vacancy): The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) currently has one vacancy. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are seeking qualified and diverse individuals who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and lived experiences to serve the state of Minnesota. CAPM works with the legislature and Governor to address economic, social, legal, and political equality for Minnesota’s API communities.

    Please contact the Governor’s Office with any questions at gov.appointments@state.mn.us

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:07 PM | Deleted user

    NAPABA IHC has kicked off a series of monthly Zoom meetings, which are open to in-house counsel at all levels. In case you missed the introductory February 22, 2022 meeting, the topics and programming for future meetings have not been set, and the IHC is currently accepting suggestions and feedback from members. The monthly series offers an opportunity to connect and discuss current issues of interest to in-house counsel. The IHC meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm EST. To register for the upcoming March 22, 2022 meeting, please click here.

    As a reminder, MNAPABA members receive complimentary membership to NAPABA and may join any of its committees as participating members. To obtain the registration code for complimentary NAPABA membership, please click here (MNAPABA login required).

    NAPABA members can log into their NAPABA account and join the group “In-House Counsel” to be added to the mailing list, which will allow you to receive emails with registration links for each month’s meeting.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:07 PM | Deleted user

    Join the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund, NAAAP-Atlanta, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, to pause and remember the lives of eight people lost, including six Asian women, in the Atlanta-area shootings one year ago. All proceeds will go towards the AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:06 PM | Deleted user

    The Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Megan Rye's multi-part public art project of painting, installation, research, publishing and live events. The exhibition will be on view in the Carlson Gallery until May 22, 2022Foundling is based in Rye's own and her fellow international adoptees' referral photographs. WAM presents this exhibition to shine a light on a very specific, and at times complicated, form of the immigration experience: international adoption. The title of this project and the one hundred pairs of images reference Baek-il, the age-old Korean practice of celebrating an infant on the 100th day after the child's birth. For more information, please click here.

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

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