Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Tue, September 17, 2019 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    As part of its continuing in-house counsel CLE series, Cozen O’Connor’s Minneapolis office will host two interactive panel discussions focusing on essential topics for in-house counsel: “Litigating Efficiently to Achieve Business Objectives” and “Diversity & Inclusion: Providing Courtroom Opportunities for All Litigators.” The panel discussions will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the APEX Conference Center, 40 South 7th Street (Street Level) in Minneapolis, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

    Participants in the panels include current and former in-house counsel including: Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Kari Berman, Mark Jacobson and Mayura Noordyke; Senior Lawyer from Cargill Inc., Molly Thornton; Associate General Counsel from UnitedHealth Group, Nadia Hasan; Ramsey County District Court Judge Leonardo Castro; and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from the USAO District of Minnesota, Lindsey Middlecamp. The panels are supported by Hennepin County Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.

    Welcome and registration begins at 2:30 p.m., the first panel discussion is from 3 to 4 p.m. and the second panel discussion is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception featuring light fare is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    For more information on the panel, see www.cozen.com or to RSVP, send an email response to Lori Scheetz at lscheetz@cozen.com or call at 215-665-2123. CLE applied for upon request.

    For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.cozen.com/events/2019/2019-in-house-counsel-cle-series

  • Fri, September 13, 2019 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Join us in in Kathmandu, Nepal from Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September 2019.

    Join us to celebrate and emphasize pro bono legal work, access to justice and legal empowerment initiatives, as well as discuss ways to further the outreach of pro bono ethos and impact in Asia and around the Globe.

    Who Should Attend

    •NGOs and others involved in pro bono and access to justice initiatives

    •Lawyers and legal practitioners

    •Law professors and law students

    •The Judiciary

    •Government officials

    Conference History

    The Asia Pro Bono Conference is an initiative founded in 2012.

    The event celebrates and emphasizes pro bono legal work and legal ethics, discussing ways to further the outreach of the pro bono ethos and impact throughout Asia and around the globe.

    For more information, please visit: https://www.probonoconference.org/ 

  • Mon, August 26, 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    If you’re a golfer—or even if not—please consider attending the upcoming FBA Kickoff Social Event and Golf Tournament.

    What: Federal Bar Association Kickoff Social Event and Golf Tournament

    When: August 26, 2019

    Where: Midland Hills Country Club, near downtown Minneapolis

    Why: Network with members of the federal bench and bar over golf and/or happy hour

    Register by: August 21, 2019

    If you’re interested in playing in the golf tournament and would like to be connected with other lawyers to form a foursome, please contact Aaron Knoll at aknoll@greeneespel.com.

    You don’t have to participate in the tournament to register for the Social Event!

    The Social Event will feature a putting contest and other games, a cash bar, appetizers, and an opportunity to mingle with members of the federal bar and bench. You can register separately for the Social Event for $25.

    For more information, please visit: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1118954577349&ca=f6373e5e-155c-4abc-a58a-c48f289e7c1f

  • Thu, June 27, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Where: 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    When: June 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Please join NAAAP for a morning dedicated to discovering your Asian identity, its intersection in how you show up at work and how you are empowered to share and learn with others in the community.

    For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-we-belong-development-workshop-tickets-61653485234 

  • Wed, June 12, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    As part of its in-house counsel CLE series, the law firm of Cozen O'Connor will host a panel discussion on the ethical challenges facing today’s in-house counsel. The panel discussion, entitled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: Tips for In-House Counsel”, will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the APEX Conference Center, 40 South 7th Street (Ground Level of the City Center), in Minneapolis.

    Panel participants include: Heather Marx and Miguel Alexander Pozo, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, Brooke Tassoni, Senior Lawyer and Team Lead of the Litigation Practice at Cargill Inc., and Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr., of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

    The conversation will focus on some of the most overlooked challenges facing today’s in-house counsel including the ethics surrounding a successful in-house practice. The multiple roles required of in-house counsel and the nature of a corporate practice create potential conflicts and unique ethical challenges. In this ethics program, a panel of current and former in-house counsel will provide best practices and advice on how to:
    • Protect work product materials both in domestic and international transactions
    • Identify the corporate client and the limits of applicable privileges
    • Avoid the unauthorized practice of law when you provide advice to clients that cross multiple jurisdictions
    • Avoid blurring the line between legal and business advice

    Welcome and registration is from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., the panel presentation is from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and a reception featuring light fare is scheduled from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The reception will feature a fireside chat on “Gender in the Legal Profession: The Shattered But Unbroken Glass Ceiling” with Ann Anaya, Global Diversity Officer at 3M, Luz Maria Frias, Executive Coach & Race Equity Strategist and Anna Richo, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Cargill, Inc.

    For more information on the panel, see www.cozen.com or to RSVP, send an email response to Lori Scheetz at lscheetz@cozen.com. CLE applied for upon request.

  • Tue, May 07, 2019 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    MDLA will feature "And Then They Came For Us," a documentary on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Afterwards, we will discuss the film and steps to take to ensure that this dark chapter in history is never repeated with panelists from Minnesota diversity bars, including representatives from the Somali American Bar, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.

    Where: Conference Center, 5th Street Towers 100 South 5th St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 United States

    Contact: Anna Kim at akim@lmc.org

    For more information, please visit: https://www.mdla.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1198202

  • Fri, April 26, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

  • Sat, April 20, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Asia Media Access in partnership with the Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota is hosting a Celestial Celebration Gala to raise funds towards community building of Southeast Asian refugees and their families. These funds will be used for cultural events and exchanges locally and internationally to help strengthening the Southeast Asian identity of youth, to help youth to explore and understand their cultural and ethnic heritage, and to navigate their cultural identity in the United States. The event will feature a silent auction, Southeast Asian music and dances from local and international troupes, and special Southeast Asia foods prepared by the Amazing Thailand restaurant in Uptown. You can support the Celestial Celebration Gala by either purchasing tickets or helping to sponsor the event. Tickets can be purchased at the website provided, and please contact Jesse Dong (j.ssedong@gmail.com) for sponsorship information.

  • Sat, April 20, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Scholarship recipients will be considered for a paid internship at Carlson Caspers during the summer prior to entering law school and will be considered for a paid clerkship during the summers after their first and second years of law school.


    • Undergraduate, or higher, degree in chemistry, physics, life sciences, pharmacy, engineering, or computer science (or expect to obtain such degree in 2019)
    • Accepted to or have applied to an ABA-accredited law school with intention of beginning first year of law school in the Fall of 2019. The scholarship will be paid upon proof of attendance during the first semester/quarter.
    • Intend to practice intellectual property law in the Twin Cities upon graduation from law school
    • Not the recipient of any other diversity scholarship awarded by another law firm

    Deadline: April 20, 2019

    Submission: https://www.carlsoncaspers.com/diversity-scholarship-program/

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

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