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.

HABA at the RCBA Judges Dinner

Many members of HABA attended the 2018 Ramsey County Judges Dinner on March 22, 2018. HABA made a great showing at the event and celebrating Ramsey County’s first Hmong judge!  Unfortunately, there was so much fun, we did not take photos of the event!