HABA Spring Social 2019

HABA members enjoyed pleasure of each other’s company during the April 6, 2019 Spring Social, hosted by the Honorable Sophia Y. Vuelo.  The food was outstanding and cooked by expert Dr. Muaj Lo.  Members had great conversations and sang the night away, one karaoke song at a time!  Thank you to Judge Vuelo and Dr. Muaj Lo for sharing your home for our event.  We look forward to future events!

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.