NAPABA Accepting Endorsements 2016-17 NAPABA Board of Governors

NAPABA’s Nominating and Elections Committee (the “Committee”) is pleased to present for your consideration the following officer candidates for the 2016-17 bar year:

Candidate for President-Elect:
Pankit J. Doshi, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Candidate for Vice-President for Finance and Development:
Steven Y. Reeves, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Candidate for Vice-President for Membership:
Tacie H. Yoon, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)

Candidates for Vice-President for Programs and Operations:
Thy B. Bui, LTL Attorneys LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Daniel Sakaguchi, Armstrong Teasdale (St. Louis, MO)

Candidate for Vice-President for Communications:
Sun E. Choi, DC Metro Law, LLC (Washington, DC)

Candidate for Treasurer:
Eugene Kim, Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden (San Bernardino, CA)

Candidate for Secretary:
Bonnie Lee Wolf, Nationwide Insurance (Columbus, OH)

The Committee has approved candidates who not only have demonstrated leadership capabilities, but more importantly, have also seriously considered their goals for NAPABA, the challenges and opportunities they see facing NAPABA in the coming year, and how they envision moving NAPABA forward. Each candidate has set forth his/her vision for NAPABA in a personal statement.


NAPABA believes that the active participation of members, affiliates, and national associates is essential to a vibrant and progressive organization and encourages the engagement of its members in the nomination and election process. To facilitate the involvement of members and related entities, NAPABA provides an endorsement process by which members can inform one another about candidate qualifications and support candidates through endorsements, advertisements, articles, and other means. Any eligible individual, affiliate, national associate, or other entity (except for the current members of the Committee and NAPABA staff) may endorse any candidate. Further, although no individual member of the Committee shall officially endorse any candidate, the Committee member may provide information regarding any candidate. Candidate materials, including candidate statements, may contain a list of endorsements.

Click here to view the candidate statements and biographies plus information on how to submit an endorsement! NAPABA will accept endorsements through Sept. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT.

NCVAA 10th Annual Conference &VABANC 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner | October 14-15, 2016, San Jose, CA


The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Conference will be held on October 14-15, 2016 in San Jose, California. The 2016 conference will take place in conjunction with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California’s (VABANC) 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner on Friday, October 14, 2016. VABANC is honored to co-host the combined event this year as NCVAA returns to San Jose, where VABANC co-hosted the very first conference in 2006. This year’s conference, based on the theme “Innovate”, provides an opportunity for attendees to network with attorneys, members of the judiciary, prominent legal scholars, jurists, and law students from all over the nation. Attorneys can receive valuable continuing legal education (CLE) credits on a number of stimulating current topics taught by scholars and practitioners.
For more information about the conference and NCVAA, please visit

For information about VABANC, please visit


Register today to take advantage of early bird prices.  After August 7, 2016, registration prices will increase. To register, please click here.

VABANC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: August 1, 2016 

VABANC is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarship Awards. The scholarship deadline has been extended to August 1, 2016. 

Open to all currently enrolled law students, the scholarships are intended to provide assistance to students toward their public interest or social justice goals.  

The 2016 scholarship recipients will be recognized during VABANC’s 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner on Friday, October 14, 2016. Attendance at the scholarship dinner is mandatory (i.e., the award is contingent on attendance). Click here for the scholarship application. 


Deadline: September 12, 2016

NCVAA and the Charles & Melita Jung Foundation (Jung Foundation) are sponsoring a public interest scholarship to the NCVAA 10th Annual Conference. The scholarship is intended to encourage and make it easier for public interest attorneys to participate in NCVAA.

The award consists of the following: (1) Flight: the recipient will receive a domestic round trip ticket to San Jose, CA on Southwest Airlines, or reimbursement for a domestic round trip ticket up to $450; (2) Registration Fee: the conference registration fee will be waived by NCVAA; and (3) Hotel Stay: reimbursement for a 2-night stay at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel, up to $346.

Reimbursements will be net of any other scholarships received. All U.S.-based public interest attorneys are invited to apply. The application deadline is Monday, September 12, 2016 (but the applicants will be considered on a rolling basis beginning 8/19/16, so the earlier the better).

To apply, please click here.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For sponsorship information or any general questions, please contact: Mai D. Luu, Sponsorship Chair[email protected] | (408) 975-9321 Kim Nguyen Gray, NCVAA President [email protected] 

KALAGNY – 2016 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

KALAGNY – 2016 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

KALAGNY – 2016 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

KALAGNY – 2016 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference

Press Release from the State of New York Commission on Judicial Nomination

Press Release from the State of New York Commission on Judicial Nomination

NYPD Policy Questionnaire from MBBA

The NYPD wants your input on an important NYPD policy before it is finalized: their body camera policy.

The NYPD will equip 1,000 officers in 20 precincts with body-worn cameras.  In partnership with the Policing Project at NYU School of Law, the Department is seeking input into the policy that will govern the use of the cameras from the people who live, work or go to school in New York City through an online questionnaire.

The questionnaire may be completed in minutes and is mobile-friendly. The questionnaire may be found at There you will also find the Department’s proposed policy in full and in summary form. The questionnaire is designed to get feedback on the core policy issues the Department must address and it also provides an opportunity for the participant to provide narrative comments.

The site will remain open until July 31, 2016.  NYU will collect the responses and comments and provide a report to the NYPD for the Department’s consideration in drafting the final policy.

Please give your input, and please share this blog post with other members of your organization or community. 

Thanks to MBBA for sharing this important questionnaire with us.