Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission – Newsletter June 2016

Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission – Newsletter June 2016

PALS Proudly Announces the Establishment of the PALS Young Leadership Board

PALS is pleased to announce the launch of its first Young Leadership Board (YLB), designed to provide early career attorneys with an opportunity to serve PALS in a meaningful role, develop their leadership skills and increase their civic involvement.  

This inaugural class of YLB members will collaborate with the PALS Board of Directors and PALS Executive Director to assist in the planning of PALS’ strategic development and support the programming, fundraising, mentoring, branding and advocacy efforts of PALS.  

PALS is looking for excited and committed attorneys who believe in the PALS mission and are willing to devote their time and resources to further develop the PALS program. In return, PALS will provide each YLB member ongoing board training, significant networking opportunities and preparation for future non-profit board service.  

To learn more about this amazing opportunity please visit PALS’  SITE for the full description and application.

The application period is NOW OPEN and concludes on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Applications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, attorneys are encouraged to apply early.

Should you have any questions regarding the PALS Young Leadership Board, please email the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Brown Donaldson, Esq. at [email protected].

2016 Presidential Town Hall & Voter Protection Training

Join NAPABA and its partners to elevate the voices of the Asian Pacific American community and protect voting rights. Be a part of the 2016 National Asian American and Pacific Islanders Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas and learn how you and your affiliate can host voter protection trainings and monitor elections.

1)      2016 Presidential Town Hall | Aug. 12 | Las Vegas

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote and the Asian American Journalists Association are co-hosting the 2016 Presidential Town Hall, which NAPABA is joining as a National Partner.

  • Since 2008, the Town Hall has served as a non-partisan forum for Asian Pacific  Americans to discuss issues relevant to our communities and ensure that our concerns are addressed and by campaigns and the media. By giving presidential candidates a forum to directly address AAPI community members, leaders, and organizers, the Town Hall has become one of the few spaces that allows candidates to speak directly to AAPIs, about AAPIs.
  • Reserve your seat, book a room, and learn more HERE.

2)      NAPABA Voter Protection Training (CLE) | Aug. 13 | Las Vegas

As part of the 2016 Presidential Town Hall community programming, NAPABA will be offering a CLE about non-partisan voter protection and poll monitoring. Participants will learn from experts from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA  about how to monitor elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, including ensuring language access, and how to prepare other attorneys to engage in voter protection work. The CLE is free and open to the public.

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 | 2-5 p.m. PDT
  • Registration information coming soon.

3)      Host a Voter Protection Training

Teach your members how to protect the rights of voters, including individuals who are limited English proficient, on election day. NAPABA affiliates interested in hosting voter protection trainings in their communities may apply for Affiliate Grant programs to help cover costs associated with the trainings. Partner with advocacy organizations such as AALDEF and Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliates (AAJC, ALC, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles) to help provide technical assistance to voters.

  • Apply for an Affiliate Grant and learn about partner organizations HERE.

CKA National Summit & Gala, October 14-15, 2016

Council of Korean Americans will hold their National Summit & Gala at Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. on October 14 & 15, 2016. 

Judge Lucy H. Koh (first female Korean American federal judge and nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) and Gideon Yu (tech entrepreneur and co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers) will be the honored guests this year. During this 2-day event, CKA will host briefings at the White House and on Capitol Hill with senior Obama Administration officials and members of Congress. CKA will also celebrate the contributions of Korean Americans from various fields and convene conversations on issues of importance to the Korean American community. 

Last year, the CKA inaugural national summit & gala drew more than 400 people from 17 states and 4 countries. 

The event is co-chaired by Esther C. Lee and Jinhee Ahn Kim.
Registration will open in July. Sign up for updates at
For inquiry or suggestions about the event: summit / 202-930-3252