Social media plays a significant role in today’s society and has changed how we market law practices and access information. Effective and ethical lawyering means navigating the dangers that lurk for lawyers on social media, and also the multitude of electronic tools that may seem appealing and helpful in our zeal to obtain the best results for our clients. A misstep comes with a disciplinary price tag. Attendees will learn do’s and don’ts, helpful tips and guidance regarding the ethics of self-promotion on the internet, LinkedIn endorsements, investigating and manipulating online data and evidence, astroturfing, Web bugs, and Internet scams involving settlement funds.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT

Click here to register.

Moderator | Judy M. Lam (Litigation Partner, Kumagai Law Group, Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship recipient and Diversity Committee, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility)

Speakers | Wendy Wen Yun Chang (Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson; member, ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility) and Ellyn Rosen (Deputy Director of ABA Center for Professional Responsibility)

This webinar is the result of collaborative efforts of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and NAPABA. Applicable ethics rules will be discussed and cited by rule number during the presentation. Code words will be used to monitor attendance during the live webinar. NAPABA headquarters will provide attendance certificates to members for attending the webinar. It is up to individual members to determine whether the webinar qualifies for credit (and what kind) in their state.


May 24, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Directly following NAPABA’s Lobby Day, we are offering lawyers — whether in-house, law firm, government, public interest, or academia — a day-long leadership training program on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

NAPABA is proud to partner with Ascend, a national non-profit organization for Asian Pacific American business professionals to provide high-potential managers and senior professionals with key insights about the attributes, behavioral patterns, and core competencies needed to reach executive level positions. This innovative program has been adapted for lawyers and will be presented by two experienced Ascend trainers.

Registration Requirements
All direct NAPABA members with 5-10+ years of experience are invited to participate at a special rate of $200. The first 30 applicants who register by the deadline of April 12, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT, or until the workshop is at capacity, will be accepted into this special pilot program.

To become a direct member (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum), please click here.

Click here for complete workshop information and to register.


Southwest Regional Conference | April 6-7, 2017, in Austin, Texas
Registration | Deadline: March 16
Registration for the Southwest Regional Conference is now active and available online. Click here to register today.

Hotel Accommodations| Deadline: March 16
The Southwest Regional Conference has secured a room block at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin. To book your hotel, please click here.

Interested in sponsoring the Southwest Regional Conference? Contact Punam Kaji at [email protected] for more information. As a conference sponsor, your name will be highlighted in conference materials!

For questions about the Southwest Regional Conference or APIS Conference, please contact:
Ann Chao Sheu, Chair | [email protected]
Punam Kaji, Chair-Elect | [email protected]

Click here to visit the Texas APIS website for more information about the Southwest Regional and APIS Conferences.

Western Regional Conference | July 20-22, 2017, in Silicon Valley
Registration for the Western Regional Conference will open on March 16.

Call for Programs | Deadline Extended: March 21, 8 p.m. EDT
The deadline for the Call for Programs has been extended! We welcome all program submissions, particularly programs directed to issues particular to the Western Region of the U.S., current controversial issues, and legal issues related to advances in technology. Priority will be given to panels with confirmed speakers. If you would like to submit a program, please complete the form here.

Hotel Accommodations| Deadline: June 28
The Western Regional Conference has secured a room block at the San Jose Marriott. For more information on hotel reservations and to book a room, please click here. Space is limited so book today!

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Click here to visit the APABA SV Western Regional Conference website.

Northeastern Regional Conference | Sept. 8-10, 2017, in Philadelphia
Call for Programs | Deadline: April 15

The Call for Programs for the Northeast Regional Conference has been extended to April 15. If you would like to submit a program for the Northeast Regional Conference on Sept. 9, 2017, please complete the Call for Programs available online here.

Questions | Please contact [email protected].

Click here to visit the APABA-PA Northeast Regional Conference website. Find all of the NAPABA Regional Conference information on the NAPABA website.

Our March pro bono clinic got some coverage on Chinese TV. Here is a translation of the article that goes with the video. Thanks to GSPI Committee Co-Chair Thalia Huang for the translation.

For more information about the monthly pro bono clinic, contact our Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs Sam Lui, Ariana Pabalan and Pauline Yeung-Ha (email addresses in the link).

Chinatown Community Welcomes Groups Providing Free Legal Consultations

March 10, 2017

In New York City, due to language and cultural barriers, many immigrants have questions about US laws. Several legal organizations in the city have started to cooperate with the community organizations to provide legal assistance. One such instance occurred yesterday night as the pro bono legal clinic in Chinatown attracted many participants.

The Executive Director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY (“CCCNY”), Justin Chin-Shan Yu, said: “[The level of interest] shows that Asian really need legal assistance, which includes legal questions about immigration, family, housing, and benefits. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) can provide bilingual lawyers to answer questions.”

At the legal clinic, ten lawyers of different specializations answered the communities’ questions in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Samuel W. Lui from AABANY said that: “It shows that the community really needs help. They just need some simple and clear legal assistance and advice.”

Many people from the Asian community have concerns about Trump’s new immigration policy and came to consult lawyers.

Samuel W. Lui from AABANY said: “A lot of times clients just need to have a better idea about their rights and benefits. They have many questions, especially under the current immigration policy. Such an event is very important for the community.”

In order to satisfy the needs of the community, CCCNY and AABANY will partner to hold a workshop to explain the new immigration policy and provide free legal consultation on April 17, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Confucius Plaza in Chinatown. [NOTE: AABANY’s understanding is that this event is going to be a community forum to provide information, not free legal consultation.]

Confucius Plaza
Address: 33 Bowery, New York, NY 10002