Have you registered for the 2016 NAPABA Convention in San Diego? Don’t miss out on what we have in store for you and over 1,600 legal professionals on Friday, Nov. 4!
- 27 CLE breakout sessions featuring a diverse array of cutting-edge legal topics and experts in their fields!
- 3 NAPALSA sessions to develop skills as law students and jump-start your career in the legal profession!
- Luncheon & Plenary Session | The Portrait Project: A Portrait of Asian Americans in Law
Generously supported by Duane Morris
Presenting findings from a first-of-its-kind comprehensive study on the past, present, and future of Asian Americans in the legal profession, this plenary session will be led by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and Yale Law Professor Ian Ayre. Over the past three decades, Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing group in the legal profession. Asian American enrollment in law school has more than quadrupled since the mid-1980s, and today there are nearly 50,000 lawyers who are Asian American, a 250% increase since the year 2000. Within the span of a generation, Asian Americans have become a visible presence in all sectors of the legal profession. Yet there has never been a systematic study of the career paths of Asian Americans in the law. The Portrait Project is the first such effort.
- Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award Reception
Generously supported by Walmart
The Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award, NAPABA’s highest honor, recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys. Trailblazers have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity in their practice. They have also made substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal profession, as well as the broader Asian Pacific American community. Join us as we celebrate this year’s exceptional award recipients.
- Networking Receptions
- In-House Counsel Reception | Generously supported by Prudential
- Insurance Law Committee Reception
- Joint Corporate Transactions, Real Property & Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights Reception
- Solo & Small Firm Network Reception
- Women’s Leadership Network Reception
- Late Night Karaoke
Generously supported by JAMS
Take part in the official NAPABA late night activity and annual tradition of karaoke!
For a more complete schedule of our Friday programming and a look at what the rest of Convention has to offer, view the Convention agenda here.
2016 NAPABA Convention
San Diego, November 3-6, 2016
Housing for the 2016 NAPABA Convention is now open! Reserve your room at the official NAPABA Convention Hotel, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront | 1 Park Blvd.
Standard Room: $239 single/double plus applicable taxes & fees
Online Reservations | Reservation by phone: 1-800-HILTONS (identify yourself as a NAPABA attendee)
- Cut-off date for the NAPABA block is October 10, 2016.
- After the cutoff date or after the block has been filled, rooms may still be available, but will be sold at the prevailing rate.
- All rates include complimentary in-room internet access.
- A periodic review of the room block will be conducted to ensure that attendees do not reserve multiple rooms. Any attendee that reserves 2 rooms or more may have their additional reservations removed with notice.
- Guests may cancel their own reservations directly with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.
Check-In Time: 4:00 pm | Check-Out Time: 12:00 pm
Self Parking: $28/day | Valet Parking $40/day
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2013
Contact: Azizah Ahmad
NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2014-2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION HOST CITIES
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected its annual convention host cities for 2014-2016. The Annual NAPABA Convention will be held in:
- 2014: Scottsdale, Arizona
- 2015: New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2016: San Diego, California
“We are pleased to announce the host cities for the 2014-2016 Annual Conventions,” said Wendy Shiba, president of NAPABA. “We look forward to expanding NAPABA’s presence, engaging membership, and working with NAPABA’s affiliates and the local communities in these host cities.”
The process for selecting host cities breaks new ground from the bidding process that NAPABA has previously used. Several factors were considered during the selection process, including the presence of emerging Asian Pacific American and legal communities; hotel and convention site capacity of potential host cities; relative cost; and a desire to include regions that have not hosted a NAPABA convention recently or ever. New Orleans and San Diego will be first-time host cities and Scottsdale hosted in 2001.
“We are excited that Arizona will be hosting the NAPABA Convention in 2014,” said Mingyi Kang, president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. “We are grateful that NAPABA is changing the way the Convention is being hosted and are positive that this change will enable more local chapters to host the NAPABA Convention, increasing NAPABA’s profile, and encouraging more APAs to join and be more involved in our organizations and in the community in general.”
“On behalf of LAPABA, we are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to host Convention 2015 in New Orleans! This is an unbelievable opportunity, bringing our entire NAPABA family to our great home city for the first time, ever,” said Christine C. Bruneau, president of the Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association. “We look forward to fantastic speakers and programs, seeing old friends and colleagues and meeting new ones, and some truly amazing food, culture, and history!”
Brian S. Sun, president of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, one of four NAPABA affiliates in San Diego, said, “Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego is excited that San Diego was chosen as the host city for NAPABA’s Annual Convention in 2016. We look forward to the opportunity to help the NAPABA convention team in any way we can. I know that everyone will enjoy our wonderful city.”
The 25th Annual NAPABA Convention, Momentum, will be held in Kansas City, Missouri from November 7-10, 2013.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 66 state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.