HABA was a nonprofit partner for the 2017 MNAPABA Gala! The HABA board and members had the pleasure of sitting with Judge Starr, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, and 6th Judicial District Chief Public Defender Dan Lew. Thank you to outgoing president Ben Kwan for his leadership and friendship to HABA! Congratulations and good luck to Melitta Drechsler, 2018-2019 MNAPABA President! We look forward to working with Melitta to improve our APA legal community. The conversations were thought-provoking and the event was wonderfully executed. HABA is looking forward to joining MNAPABA next year for the 2018 Gala.
We had a terrific showing at the Fall 2017 social. Thank you to James Song and PaHoua Yang for graciously opening their home for us to hang out and get to know each other. Folks got to show us their great voices and participate in fun couples therapy!
Please take a moment and read this interesting article on the APA legal community.
The HABA family got a nice dose of sunshine on June 3rd, 2017 at the annual HABA Picnic. We enjoyed delicious ribs, papaya salad, fruit, noodles, and other mouth-watering picnic food! Many of us realized that kickball was a much harder sport than we remembered in 5th grade. Thank you to everyone who attended, brought something to share, or helped cook food. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Despite the heavy rain and traffic, folks managed to get to Hmong Village to listen to our distinguished speakers discuss courtroom decorum, Rule 20, and specialty courts in Minnesota. Attendees had thoughtful questions about how to address a retired judge, the frustrations with Rule 20, and qualifications for specialty courts in Ramsey County. Attendees had a wonderful opportunity to mingle and learn from many years of experience.
Thank you to all who attended and to our presenters: The Honorable Gary Bastian; Willow Anderson, Esq; and Jack Rice, Esq.