2019 HABA Banquet

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 HABA Banquet at Hmong House. We had a amazing support and a great presentation from Susan Humiston from the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility!

HABA Annual Picnic 2019

It was a BEAUTIFUL day at Keller Regional Park for a picnic!  We had over 50 members and guests attend and enjoy the festivities. There was food, fun, and activities for kids.  Thank you to all who attended and to the planning committee for putting this great event together!

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!

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.

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 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 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.