Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Fri, January 26, 2018 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Sony/ATV Music singer-songwriter Daphne Willis will headline a fundraising benefit for LCL. Making a stop in the Twin Cities during a nationwide tour for her new album, Freaks Like Me, Willis will bring her upbeat pop sounds to the Auditorium of the Mitchell-Hamline Law School.

    Mitchell-Hamline Auditorium
    Friday, Jan 26
    6:00 pm

    For more information, contact Joan Bibelhausen, 651--646-5590, jbibelhausen@mnlcl.org


  • Tue, January 23, 2018 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Fourth Annual Meet and Greet with the affinity Bar Associations

    Halunen Law
    IDS Center Suite 1650
    80 S 8th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Tuesday, Jan 23
    5:30 pm

    Contact damato@halunenlaw.com with questions.

  • Mon, December 04, 2017 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    On December 4th, at 4:30 PM, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office will be hosting a diversity recruiting reception for diverse 1L law students from the three area law schools who may be interested in applying for the several openings the RCAO holds for 1L students in its 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program.

    RSVP to Cyndy Melby at Cyndy.Melby@co.ramsey.mn.us

    Ramsey County Attorney's Office
    345 Wabasha St. Suite 120
    St. Paul, MN 55102

  • Tue, November 21, 2017 7:30 AM | Anonymous
    From Fredrikson & Byron
    Opportunity to Lead 2017

    Please join us on November 21 for our annual leadership discussion. We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation to find pathways to leadership opportunities for a more diverse community. 

    We’ve confirmed a panel of leaders who are eager to help attendees examine and move beyond the barriers that have limited so many from accessing positions of influence. We hope you can join us.


    ·        Meredith Moore Crosby, Executive Vice President, Leverette Weekes

    ·        Jennifer Shomenta Maki, Managing Director Ag Supply Chain North America, Cargill

    ·        Heather Manley, CEO, On-Demand Services Group

    ·        Michelle A. Miller, Vice President, Chief Counsel, Employment Law, Medtronic plc

    ·        Courtney R. Reid, Assistant Vice President & Counsel, Law Department, MassMutual

    ·        Sondra Samuels, President & CEO, Northside Achievement Zone


    Sandra Smalley-Fleming, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

    For more information, click here.

    DATE & TIME:
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Medtronic Corporate Headquarters
    8200 Coral Sea St. NE, 
    Mounds View, MN

    7:30 a.m.
    Registration and Breakfast Buffet

    8:00 a.m. 
    Panel Discussion

    8:40 a.m. 
    Small Group/Panel Discussion

    9:30 a.m. 


    Logos for sponsors: Fredrikson & Byron Counsel for Women, Medtronic, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Ramsey County Bar Association, Cargill, Northside Achievement Zone and On Demand Group

  • Mon, November 20, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Legislative Process and Effective State Legislative Advocacy Workshop

    A workshop for members of Minnesota’s cultural communities on the legislative process and effective legislative advocacy is being organized by the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM). There is no cost for this participation in this workshop, which will be hosted at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law campus, but those that participate are asked to commit to both days of the training. Everyone will be on their own for lunch but the campus is within walking distance of many wonderful restaurants along Grand Ave.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Sia Her sia.her@state.mn.us.

    Day 1: November 20, (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) – The Legislative Process and My Role

    • Overview of Minnesota Legislative Process – How an Idea Becomes a Law
    • A Citizen’s role and Responsibility in the Legislative Process
    • Balancing Individual Rights and the Common Good
    • Developing and Maintaining Relationships (with coalition partners, legislators, legislative staff)
    • Developing Advocacy Strategies – short and long term
    • Developing Templates for Specific Modes of Communication (written, oral, storytelling)

    Day 2: December 15, (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) – Understanding the Negotiation Process, My Personal

    Negotiation Style, and the Relationship to Legislative Advocacy

    • Complete a conflict assessment to better understand one’s individual approach to conflict
    • Understand how to balance assertiveness with empathy (cooperativeness) to achieve goals
    • Understand how cognitive biases impact communication (and negotiation)
    • Understand the power of emotions
    • Understand the difference between interests and positions
    • Understand how to work with differences to create value
    • Determine when/how to cooperate (and create value) and when/how to compete (to claim value)
    • Work with your Council to develop an advocacy plan

  • Mon, November 13, 2017 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Infinity Project for a reception and panel discussion regarding our continued efforts to increase the diversity of the bench.


    Women represent only 19% of current federal judicial nominees and roughly 38% of Minnesota state court judges, despite the fact that women have accounted for approximately 50% or more of all law school graduates since 2001.

    Our panelists for this important discussion include:
    • The Honorable Lorie Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
    • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for UnitedHealth Group
    • The Honorable Richelle Wahi, Minnesota District Court Judge, First Judicial District

    Event Details

    November 13, 2017
    4:30 p.m. Reception
    5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    50 South Sixth Street, Suite 2600
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    More info here.

  • Fri, November 10, 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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/

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

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