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
- 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
- Firebox Deli
- Wings by Nikki
- Linda Lor
- Fakusa, LLC
- Blissful Balance
- Sushi Tango
2018 Paaj Ntaub Award Winner:
Two newly elected judges in Ramsey County are of Hmong descent:
Adam Tswj Cai Yang, Second Judicial District Court (Ramsey County), Seat 11.
Pao Paul Yang, Second Judicial District Court (Ramsey County), Seat 20.
Click here for the article from the Pioneer Press
They join the small but growing number of judges who are of Hmong descent, including Judge Paul Lo (CA), Judge Kristy Yang (WI), Judge Sophia Vuelo (MN), and newly elected Judge Thai Vang (SC).
Thai Vang of South Carolina was elected to the bench in District 20A. See the article here!
HABA members enjoyed a distinguished panel of experienced personal injury experts. Ma Manee Moua (Moua Law Office), David Werwei (State Farm Insurance), and Andrew Noel (Gaskins, Bennett & Birrell LLP) gave a compelling discussion and presentation of all aspects of the area of personal injury law. The free CLE was held at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Thank you to the panelists and attendees for another wonderful CLE!
The results are in! Please attend the annual HABA Banquet for announcements on the new HABA board!
To review the candidates, please visit the home page.
Please submit your votes to James Song by Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at: James.firstname.lastname@example.org
HABA held it’s annual fall social and elections at King Thai Restaurant in St. Paul. We have some returning faces and some new faces for vying for the 2018-2019 board! Nominee speeches were held at the fall social on September 26, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. If you are interested in voting absentee, please contact email@example.com. Good luck to all the candidates!
HABA and MN 18 Clan Council collaborated to start our first community CLE regarding gun rights and collateral consequences. Thank you to the panelists, Mai Neng Moua, Esq., and Chong Lo., Esq. There were many great questions and a thoughtful discussion on gun ownership.
In September, HABA will hold elections for officers and board positions. All positions are for term years 2019 and 2020. Email, call, or talk to one of the current officers and boardmembers if you are interested or have questions.
HABA has partnered with the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Hmong American Partnership, and Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association to launch a summer legal advice clinic to serve low-income communities on the East Side of Saint Paul.
Your help is needed to make the legal clinic a success! Please consider serving as a volunteer attorney or volunteer law student at one of our clinics. This summer we are holding three clinics on June 27th, July 25th, and August 29th from 1pm to 3pm at Hmong American Partnership. Volunteer attorneys are asked to provide legal advice only in the areas of law they are familiar with. Law students will screen and conduct client intake. The Volunteer Lawyers Network will provide malpractice insurance for all registered attorneys.