Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Local Bar & Community News

  • 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

  • Tue, July 25, 2017 3:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

     Catching the Big Fish and Keeping It:

    Strategies for Working with Large Institutional Clients

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 1.p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT

    Please register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7790907781414403330.

    How do solo and small firm practitioners successfully get work from larger institutional client companies and keep the business flowing to them?  The legal marketplace has been disrupted as companies that once hired only the biggest and most expensive firms are now frequently turning to smaller firms for both quality and value.  This experienced panel will share insights based on time spent as in-house and outside counsel about effective marketing strategies, the qualities and factors that matter aside from price, and how to get retained and stay competitive, and more.

    Moderator:  Judy M. Lam, Litigation Partner, Kumagai Law Group, a small minority owned firm.  After years of practice in larger firms, Judy is seeing great opportunity for small firms to capture work from institutional clients. Her litigation practice focuses on complex business and real estate disputes.  Judy is also a mediator and arbitrator. 


    Dan Kang, Senior Counsel at Phenomenex, a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, government and academic laboratories.  Mr. Kang has prior experience working at a boutique business litigation firm.

    Linda Shi, General Counsel and head of compliance at 50onRed and cofounder of Likuma Laboratories.  Ms. Shi’s practice concentrates on technology, privacy, and intellectual property law and the real-life applications to clients ranging from international corporations to early stage startups.

    Hoyt Zia, retired as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Mr. Zia also has experience practicing as an attorney in in law firms and in-house with Motorola, Inc. and Amfac/JMB Hawaii, Inc. Additionally, he served in the Clinton Administration as Chief Counsel for Export Administration, Department of Commerce.

    Please register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7790907781414403330.

    CLE Credit:  Code words will be used to monitor attendance during the live webinar. NAPABA will provide attendance certificates to members for attending the webinar. It is up to individual members to determine whether the webinar qualifies for credit in their state.

    Please e-mail SSF Network CLE & Programming Sub-Committee Chair Kristin Haugen (kc@kchaugenlaw.com) with any questions.

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

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