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.
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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] 

NAPABA Solo & Small Firm Network Webinars, June 8 and June 22

SSF June Meeting

Please join SSF co-chairs Charles H. Jung, Eve Guillergan, and Sara Sakagami, for the NAPABA Solo & Small Firm Network’s monthly meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The June meeting will be by conference call on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 4 p.m. EDT.  The dial-in number is 202-847-6031 (no PIN required).

SSF Webinar Series

The NAPABA SSF Webinar Series highlights the talents of the SSF Network’s members. Please contact SSF if you are interested in presenting a future webinar. The next webinar is:

Insurance Issue Spotting for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner

Webinar Date/Time: June 22 at 4p.m. EDT

Presenters: Debbie Crockett and Tacie Yoon

Please e-mail Peter Sabido at [email protected] if you wish to propose a future SSF webinar.

Register here.

NAPABA At-Large Board Members Appointed


NAPABA congratulates two members appointed to serve as at-large board members of the NAPABA Board of Governors during the 2015-17 board years: Charles H. Jung, of Nassiri & Jung LLP, in San Francisco; and Joe Lee, of Microsoft, in Seattle.

Each year, two at-large members are selected to the Board of Governors in
recognition of the growth of Asian Pacific American attorneys in North
America and the desire to have diverse and inclusive representation on
the NAPABA Board of Governors.

Charles and Joe will be sworn into office at the 27th Anniversary Gala held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.