Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Tue, March 03, 2020 9:23 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Writer, Professor, and Director of the Immigration History Center at the University of Minnesota Erika Lee will hold an event for her newest book, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, on March 18th in St. Paul. This event is sponsored by the Coalition of Asian American Leaders and the East Side Freedom Library. This event is free and open to the public – register here

    Date & Time: March 18th | 6pm to 8pm

    Location: East Side Freedom Library | 1105 Greenbriar St., Saint Paul, MN 55106

  • Fri, February 28, 2020 9:50 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join the NAAAP Minnesota team as they launch their next initiative, Women in NAAAP; an initiative dedicated to the empowerment of Asian women professionals.

    * Learn more about what's to come this year

    * Network with Asian American professionals

    * Join discussion about women in the workplace, professional and personal growth, and barriers and opportunities for advancement


    • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Check-In
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. | WIN! MN Welcome
    • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Dinner & Keynote Speaker
    • 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Cake Cutting & Networking

    Logistics Notes:

    • Limited free parking is available at the venue (with paid street meter available).
    • Upon arrival, following NAAAP signage to event space on 2nd floor (ring door bell for someone to buzz you in; building is secure).
    • Food will be inclusive of gluten free and vegetarian dietary needs (except cake).

    For additional event and registration information, click here.

  • Thu, February 27, 2020 10:01 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers encourages applications to serve on its Board of Directors for a 3 year term beginning July 1, 2020. Board members provide strategic direction and oversight to the management of the organization. Applicants should be interested in and committed to the mission and purpose of LCL.

    For additional information, contact Joan Bibelhausen, 651-646-5590 or visit the MNICI website.

  • Thu, February 13, 2020 12:10 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Build Your Leadership Skills, Build Your Career
    Apply for NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program

    NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program is a year-long experiential program targeted at building leadership skills by allowing rising attorneys to step into their own leadership style, while providing an opportunity to foster genuine relationships with peers within the profession, especially between in-house counsel (IHC) and law firm attorneys.

    For additional information, visit the NAPABA website.

  • Wed, February 12, 2020 1:03 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    On behalf of the MHBA, we are proud to announce that our 2020 Annual Gala will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis.

    Our 2020 Keynote Speaker: Claudia Romo Edelman

    This year, we have the honor of hosting Ms. Claudia Romo Edelman, founder of the New York-based non-profit We Are All Human Foundation and formerly of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Claudia is dedicated to advancing the agenda of diversity, inclusion, and equity through developing and hosting events on a global, regional, and national scale, along with conducting and publishing research.

    A Mexican-Swiss Diplomat, Claudia is also a Founder and Co-Host of ‘Global GoalsCast,’ a podcast distributed by CBS News Digital, which highlights global progress through the stories of champions making a difference.

    Through an extraordinary background with global organizations, including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, Claudia has, for 25 years, worked on humanitarian causes with agencies such as UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. She is an advocate for social causes, a journalist, and a diplomat with a track record on shaping public opinion, building the narrative on perception change, creating global campaigns and mobilization efforts, and leading partnership activation. We are excited to welcome her to Minnesota and hear about her efforts to galvanize our Hispanic community! RSVP online.

  • Thu, February 06, 2020 6:47 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    On behalf of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, you are invited to join us for a panel discussion led by Attorney General Keith Ellison. The discussion topic will be on the challenges encountered by diverse attorneys as well the importance of cultural competency in the legal profession. Attorney General Ellison will be joined by two other prominent attorneys in the community. 

    The event will be held at the Minneapolis Club on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages. FBA membership is not required as this is a free event open to everyone.

    If you are able to join us, please RSVP to rsvp@zimmreed.com.

  • Mon, January 27, 2020 11:52 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Are you familiar with the Dakota County Court System? Do you have experience to share? Join staff from the District Court at Dakota County to speak about what's happening in the courts. This is an opportunity for people to voice concerns, share suggestions, and help the courts understand the court experience and those entering it.

    The evening includes a meal, general information about the district court system, and small group discussions. The event is free for participants. Pre-registration is appreciated.

    Date: February 11
    Time: 6-8 p.m.
    Location: Simley High School, Cahill Court, 2920 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN

    Click here for the full flyer.

  • Wed, January 22, 2020 12:49 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The next training for the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota’s Pro Bono Citizenship Project, which will be hosted by Ballard Spahr, LLP.  Attorneys who are interested in volunteering with ILCM’s Citizenship Pro Bono Project, and have not yet attended one of ILCM’s citizenship trainings can register to attend the CLE

    The training will take place on February 13, 2020 from 1:00-4:45pm. This training is full. Please email Jess to be added to the waitlist.

  • Wed, January 22, 2020 12:27 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States and there is continued uncertainty for the future with the current administration. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings. The panel discussion will allow speakers to share successes and challenges as well as discuss implications that possible changes in law and policy could have on future immigrant attorneys.

    Lunch and registration begin at 11:15 a.m.


    Moderator: Nysha Cornelius | Attorney, Paschal Nwokocha & Chukwu Law Offices LLC

    CLE Credits:

    1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 282747


    • Section Member: $15
    • MSBA Member not in the section: $25
    • Non-MSBA Member: $35
    • Law Student: FREE
    • Join the Immigration Law Section and attend for FREE: $25 (must call to register)

    Remote Participation: 

    Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

    Want more information about the Immigration Law  Section? 
    To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
    Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
    Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach  | 612-278-6325

    The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kayla Erbach.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

    For additional information, visit the MSBA website.

  • Tue, January 14, 2020 11:05 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Please direct questions and RSVP to Deanna Blanchi-Rossi.

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

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