Star Tribune Article: Minnesota adds two new Hmong-American judges to the bench

In case you missed it, the StarTribune by Chao Xiong profiled Judge Adam Yang and Judge Paul Yang with a quote from HABA.  We consider it a great honor that previous to their judicial appointments and elections, all three of the Minnesota judges were active members and past officers of HABA.

2017-2018 Board Member: Adam Yang
2015-2016 Board Member: Adam Yang
2013-2014 President: Adam Yang
2011-2012 Vice President: Adam Yang, Secretary: Paul Yang, Board Member: Sophia Vuelo

2018 Annual Banquet

Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors, and attendees of the 2018 HABA Annual Banquet.  We had a blast catching up on the latest news and hearing about The Hmong Lawyer Today – Bridging the Past and the Future!


  • Stephen Young, Esq.
  • Judge Gary Bastian
  • Judge-Elect Adam Yang
  • Judge-Elect Paul Yang

2018 Sponsors:

  • Hawj Legal Services
  • Dewitt, Mackall, Crounse & Moore
  • Judge Adam Yang & Theresa Yang, Esq.
  • Fue Lo Thao, Esq.  & Maisue Xiong Thao, Esq.
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hmong Home Health Care
  • James Song, Esq. & Dr. Pahoua Yang
  • Disabled Home Health Care

2018 Donations:

  • Firebox Deli
  • Wings by Nikki
  • Linda Lor
  • Fakusa, LLC
  • Blissful Balance
  • Sushi Tango

2018 Paaj Ntaub Award Winner:

  • Macy Lee, Esq.