Congratulations! Two HABA members and Hmong American Judges elected to the Bench

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).

HABA CLE: Personal Injury – Car Accidents

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!

HABA Fall Social and Elections

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 Good luck to all the candidates!

HABA Collaborates with MN 18 Council



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.

HABA Elections Announcements

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 Legal Advice Clinics

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.