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!