Early Bird Extension Until Tomorrow: NCVAA 10th Annual Conference &VABANC 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner, Oct. 14-15


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 onFriday, 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.


Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2016

Register today to take advantage of early bird prices.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, the deadline for early bird registration has been extended to August 31, 2016.  

Early bird conference registration fee is $275 for general admission, $225 for non-profit/government/small firm, and $120 for students. Conference package ticket includes Fridaynight banquet, Saturday conference and educational programs, and Saturday night reception. After August 31, the prices will increase to $340 for general admission and $290 for non-profit/government/small firm. There is a separate price for only the Friday dinner banquet if you are unable to attend theSaturday conference.

NCVAA is in the process of applying for approval of at least five hours of California MCLE credits and for MCLE approval in additional states.

To register, please click here. For more information about the conference and NCVAA, please visit www.ncvaa.org. For information about VABANC, please visit www.vabanc.org

Check out NAPABA Saturday programming featuring 18 CLE breakouts and two NAPALSA sessions!


  • Women’s Leadership Network Breakfast & Plenary Session | Asian Pacific Americans in the Media
    Popular media has an extensive reach into the American social fabric, shaping the cultural imagination and social framework in the present and for generations to come. Stereotypical depictions of Asian Pacific Americans are both perpetuated and challenged by the media, which plays a critical role in defining social norms that affect the status of women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups in society. This plenary promises to inspire as actors and legal scholars share experiences, challenges, and solutions surrounding issues of representation, diversity, and equity in the media.
  • Luncheon & Plenary Session | Informal Conversation with Asian Pacific American Judges
    Get a rare opportunity to listen in as four groundbreaking Asian Pacific American federal judges talk candidly and informally about life on the bench, what it means to be an Asian Pacific American judge, their path to the bench, and tips that these distinguished individuals have for both litigators and aspirants to the bench.  Representing geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, and political diversity, this session promises to provide an interesting and thought-provoking look into the progress made by Asian Pacific Americans in the judicial system.
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Networking Receptions
  • Intellectual Property Committee Reception generously supported by IMS ExpertServices and Mayer Brown
  • International Law Committee Reception
  • 28th Anniversary Gala
    Join us for NAPABA’s most anticipated event of the night! Black-tie optional and traditional/ethnic formal attire encouraged.  

First time in San Diego? Take a tour of the city through one of the activities below!

  • AleSmith Brewing Company Tour & Tasting | $30
    San Diego is one of the largest craft beer capitals in the U.S. Find out why with a tour and tasting at San Diego’s second oldest and award winning brewery, AleSmith Brewing Company. AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies behind accolades that include medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions as well as being named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. (Tour includes transportation and tasting tickets).
  • Old Town Trolley Tour | $30
    Voted the “best way to see the city,” this private Old Town Trolley Tour will show you all the key sights during your limited time in San Diego. Hop aboard to explore such places as Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Coronado Island, Little Italy, the Gaslamp District and more. (Transportation provided.)
  • San Diego Film Festival Film Screening | $25
    NAPABA has partnered with the San Diego Asian Film Festival to sponsor a film screening. Film TBD. (Transportation provided.)
  • Walking Tour of Historic Balboa Park | $50
    Take an escorted historical walking tour at Balboa Park in San Diego. Balboa Park is a national treasure just waiting to be explored. The park, named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, boasts trees planted by famous American gardener, Kate Sessions. Placed in reserve in 1835, it is one of the oldest sites in the U.S. dedicated to public recreational usage. Besides open areas and natural vegetation, it contains a variety of cultural attractions including museums, theaters, gardens, shops, and restaurants as well as the San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. (Transportation is included; comfortable walking shoes are suggested).

For a complete schedule of our Saturday programming and a look at what the rest of Convention has to offer, view the Convention agenda here.

Early-bird registration for the 2016 NAPABA Convention will close on Aug. 26. NAPABA members save an additional $200 off the non-member rate. Not a member? Become a member today and save!

NAPABA Gives Back | Register for the Sunday Community Service Project

During each Convention, NAPABA gives back to the city that has hosted our attendees. This year, NAPABA has partnered with the San Diego Rescue Mission, an organization that is committed to ending homelessness and hunger.

Join Convention-goers as we prepare toiletry kits for San Diego Rescue Mission’s community dinner to be held on Nov. 19, 2016, where 2,000 people from the street will attend for a free turkey dinner. Attendees will also be assembling gifts for the men and women living at San Diego Rescue Mission’s Residential Recovery Programs.

Breakfast will be provided.  

For a more complete schedule of all of our Convention programs, view the agenda here.

Early-bird registration for the 2016 NAPABA Convention will close on Aug. 26. NAPABA members save an additional $200 off the non-member rate. Not a member? Become a member today and save!

NAPABA Names White & Case LLP as Its 2016 Law Firm Diversity Award Recipient

WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named White & Case LLP as the 2016 Law Firm Diversity Award recipient. NAPABA created the Law Firm Diversity Award to recognize law firms that actively, affirmatively, consistently, and enthusiastically recruit, retain, and promote Asian Pacific American lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership.

The award will be presented at the NAPABA Anniversary Gala at the 2016 NAPABA Convention in San Diego, California, on Nov. 5, 2016.

“White & Case is a distinguished industry leader when it comes to workplace diversity,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. “To be regularly lauded by your peers as one of the nation’s leaders in diversity practices is extraordinary, and NAPABA celebrates White & Case’s constant devotion to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.”

White & Case is regularly recognized as a leader in diversity by various prominent benchmarking surveys. The Law360 Diversity Snapshot has ranked White & Case as the most diverse law firm with respect to lawyers of color in the United States in 2016, as well as ranking 3rd among the 10 best law firms for Asian Pacific American attorneys. The firm also currently holds, for the third consecutive year, the No. 1 position on The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard as the most diverse firm in the U.S. in a 2016 survey of over 220 of the largest and highest-grossing law firms in the country.

Additionally, White & Case scored an eighth consecutive perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index that measures employers’ commitment to LGBTQ workplace issues. The LGBTQ-related policies and practices evaluated by the survey include non-discrimination policies, domestic partner benefits, and diversity training.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at202-775-9555 or [email protected].

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