Nyob Zoo and Welcome!

You are cordially invited to the 2017 Hmong American Bar Association (HABA) Annual Banquet.  This year our theme is Diversity on the Bench where we will learn more about the judicial appointment process here in Minnesota and hear from our keynote speaker, Justice Ann McKeig (first American Indian to be on the Minnesota Supreme Court).

Please join us for an evening of networking, learning, and entertainment on Friday, December 1, 2017, 6pm at Brother’s Event Center in Oakdale.  Our invitation and sponsorship form is attached.  Please feel free to forward the invitation to your friends, family, and colleagues.

New this year, HABA is proud to announce the inaugural HABA Paaj Ntaub Award.  The HABA Board realized that we needed a way to recognize our members’ significant contributions to HABA, the Hmong community, and the HABA Mission.  Out of this desire to recognize the contributions of others, the HABA Paaj Ntaub Award was born.

Why “Paaj Ntaub Award?”  Through perseverance and a sense of community, the Hmong people have passed on their history orally and through Hmong tapestries.  These paaj ntaub allowed Hmong people to record significant moments and experiences in the history of the Hmong people.  They recorded everyday life, war, and love.  Similar to our Hmong paaj ntaub, the recipient of the award records into the history of HABA the contributions of a member that has significantly advanced HABA and its mission.  This person exemplifies the spirit of HABA and is deserving of recognition.

Click here for the HABA 2017 Paaj Ntaub Award Nomination Form

HABA will be accepting nominations until November 3, 2017.  Any current HABA member may nominate his/herself or another person.  Please see the attached announcement and nomination form.  The award will be publicly announced at our Annual Banquet.

We hope you will be able to join us and your fellow HABA members at the Annual Banquet.


President – Fue Lo Thao
Vice President – Mai Neng Moua
Treasurer – Song Lyfoung
Secretary – Shuly Her
Advisory Board – Adam Yang, Pa Houa Vue, Mai Lee Yang

2017 Board Members


  • President: Fue Lo Thao
  • Vice President: Mai Neng Moua
  • Treasurer: Song Lyfoung
  • Secretary: Shuly Her
  • Advisory Board:
    • Adam Yang
    • Pa Houa Vue
    • Mai Lee Yang