Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Local Bar & Community News

  • Tue, April 13, 2021 2:47 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP)'s Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD) is seeking volunteers from TCDIP member organizations to assist the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) Investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department. The MDHR launched its investigation on June 1, 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

    Volunteers are needed to: (1) conduct outreach about the project, and (2) interview individual participants about their experience with the Minneapolis Police Department. Interviews will be conducted from May 1 to May 31 (training is available for those conducting interviews). For more information or to serve as a volunteer for either initiative, please click here

    TCDIP and WILD will be hosting a kickoff meeting about this project on April 20, at 9:00 am. Please contact events@diversityinpractice.org with any questions.

  • Tue, April 13, 2021 2:46 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)'s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is facilitating an open listening/support session for legal professionals adversely affected by the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial and the recent Daunte Wright killing. This support session is intended to be a safe and open space where members can share, listen, support, and acknowledge those experiencing trauma, pain, fatigue, and emotional distress, especially members of color. This event is co-sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and conducted in partnership with the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association.

    The April 15 event is open to all, while the April 16 event is specifically for BIPOC professionals.

    No registration is necessary; simply join this Zoom link.

  • Tue, April 13, 2021 2:46 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    CAPI USA (formerly known as The Centre for Asian and Pacific Islanders) is organizing with the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church to distribute food and supply for residents in Brooklyn Center. Items needed include: toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers, wipes, baby formula, feminine hygiene products, bath soap, canned goods, rice, pasta, and beans. For more information, please click here

  • Tue, April 13, 2021 2:44 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys (LIWOCA) is hosting its 16h annual conference virtually in a series of webinars beginning April 15, with roundtable and panel discussions and a virtual networking event with various general counsels. Topics include implicit bias, career counseling and coaching, imposter syndrome, young professionals, and breaking the glass ceiling. For more information or to register, please click here.

    LIWOCA is a national organization dedicated to providing a community within the practice of law for women of color attorneys through educational and networking opportunities.

  • Tue, April 13, 2021 2:43 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Binger Center for New Americans, the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Associations at the University of Minnesota, St. Thomas, and Mitchell-Hamline are hosting an open-forum session to allow space for healing and reflection in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimes. Panelists include acclaimed poet Sun Yung Shin (Author of Unbearable Splendor); gender, sexuality, and Asian-American history scholar Professor Jigna Desai (University of Minnesota); and MJ Carpio (Coalition of Asian American Leaders).  For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Sun, April 04, 2021 7:17 PM | Stephanie Chen (Administrator)

    Together, TEKsystems, Best Buy and the NAAAP Minnesota Chapter are proud to host the virtual Asian American Leadership Summit (AALS). AALS aspires to build the next generation of leaders through authentic relationships, focused leadership development and a space to share knowledge and talent.

    Join us through a series of four sessions to meet and learn from diverse leaders and hear a range of perspectives, ideas and conversations focused on Asian experiences, stories and career paths. Together, we’ll create meaningful dialogue that explores how to thoughtfully progress toward a more included and empowered culture for our Asian professional community and beyond."

    Registration link: http://go.teksystems.com/aals2021


  • Mon, March 29, 2021 2:00 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Minnesota State Bar Association's (MSBA) Bench & Bar publication is seeking submission of ideas around practicing and forging careers in law. One of Bench & Bar's top goals for 2021 is to bring a more diverse group of authors to the magazine to make equity a focus. Please contact Steve Perry (sperry@mnbars.org) if you have ideas or questions, or would like to arrange a time to talk.

  • Mon, March 29, 2021 1:58 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) is seeking applications for several leadership opportunities for its various committees, with the goal of seeing increased representation from historically marginalized communities in these roles. For more information or to apply, please click here.


  • Fri, March 26, 2021 7:17 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join the American Constitutional Society (ACS) Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter for a series of panel discussions that will dive into the Derek Chauvin trial. Panelists include A.L. Brown (Capitol City Law Group, LLC), John Marti (Dorsey & Whitney LLP), Mark Osler (University of St. Thomas School of Law), and Rasheen Tillman (Tillman Law Firm). The panel will be moderated by Saraswati Singh (Ramsey County Attorney's Office and ACS Member and Next Generation Leader).

    The first event of this series will start Friday, March 26, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. The first session will focus on the charges and jury selection. Additional sessions will continue every other week on April 9, April 23, May , and May 14.

    For additional information or to register, please click here.

  • Wed, March 24, 2021 3:47 PM | Stephanie Chen (Administrator)

    Join a roundtable discussion hosted by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison about short-and-long-term solutions, raise areas of collaboration, info about what each speaker's representative organization is currently doing that works, and what more the organization could do, legislative advocacy, community outreach, and more in stopping hate against the AAPI community.

    Speakers include: Attorney General Keith Ellison, Anders Folk (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota), Michael Paul (FBI Special Agent in Charge), Rebecca Lucero (Commissioner of Human Rights), John Choi (Ramsey County Attorney), Bo Thao-Urabe (Executive Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders), Sia Her (Executive Director, Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans), Foung Hawj (Minnesota State Senator), Fue Lee (Minnesota State Representative), Mitra Jalali (St. Paul City Councilmember), Nelsi Yang (St. Paul City Councilmember), Dr. Rose Chu (Roseville Area School Board Director), Ma Manee Moua (Attorney, Moua Law Office, PA), and Nu Vang (Vice President, Hmong Bar Association).

    For more information or to submit questions, please click here.

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