Dear NAPABA members,
The Pro Bono Community Service Committee is pleased to invite you to the Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit on Thursday November 7 from 9-2 pm to kick off the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention. CLE credit is available.
This year’s Summit will feature panels on Health Care Reform and Immigration Reform and its impact on Asian Pacific American (APA) communities. We are pleased to have Delegate Mark Keam from the Virginia House of Delegates as our lunch speaker. Delegate Keam is the first APA immigrant to serve the General Assembly in Virginia’s 400 year history. He has a long history of community service, including a variety of local, state, and national organizations.
Pro bono is important to all of us. Each affiliate and each lawyer should be helping our communities in these efforts. Bar leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Even if you are not in bar leadership, this session will give you valuable insight into current issues, the state of the law and provide you with tools and knowledge to handle pro bono cases in your state. Many of you will want to have a clinic or other pro bono project this year—the Summit will help you accomplish that goal.
Attendance is free and lunch is available at a nominal cost. All lunch fee proceeds will be donated to Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Click here for more information on the Summit.
National South Asian Summit 2013
April 19-22 | Washington, DC
Don’t miss out on Early Bird Registration for the
National South Asian Summit 2013!
Deadline: March 1st
For less than $19 each day, you can:
- Build skills to deepen your organization’s work and your individual leadership
- Connect with government officials and congressional offices
- Expand your networks
- Strategize on how to advance a movement in pursuit of justice
Early bird registration through March 1: $75
General registration after March 1: $125
Please visit Summit 2013 to learn more about this biannual event, then register to be one of hundreds of South Asian Advocates, community members, students, business leaders, and allies convening in our nation’s capital to work towards social change.
Changemakers Reception Keynote: Pramila Jayapal
Friday, April 19, 2013
Pramila Jayapal is an activist, author and speaker with over 20 years of experience in social justice issues. Pramila founded and led OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant organizing and advocacy organization, for almost 11 years. Pramila is currently the Distinguished Taconic Fellow at the Center for Community Change and a Distinguished Fellow at the University of Washington Law School. Learn more about Pramila here.
The ChangeMakers Awards recognizes individuals, programs, and organizations that have made a significant impact on social justice in the South Asian community in the US. Join us at theChangeMakers Reception to honor these agents of change in our community and to connect with fellow community members, leaders, and allies!
Registration for the ChangeMakers Reception is available through two great options:
- Summit 2013 registration: Summit 2013 registrants will have the opportunity to RSVP for the ChangeMakers Reception when they complete their Summit 2013 registration form. If you register for Summit 2013, you do not need to register or pay separately for the reception using the form mentioned in option 2 below. You can register for Summit 2013 here to take advantage of all events and sessions. Early bird registration is only $75 until March 1!
- Reception-only registration: Can’t attend the entire Summit 2013, but interested in networking with fellow community members, leaders, and allies? Tickets for the ChangeMakers Reception ONLY are available for $50 and you can register and pay online here. Please note, this option does not include Summit 2013 registration. If you would like to register for Summit 2013-which includes the ChangeMakers Reception, Summit, and Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill-please use see this information instead.