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 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 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.
Rain or Shine! A fun time and delicious food was still had at the HABA Picnic on June 2nd!
HABA joined the Saint Paul Public Schools at its 2018 Hmong-American High School Senior Recognition event on May 26th. Keynote speaker was Judge Sophia Vuelo!
On March 30, 2018, HABA attended the investiture of the Honorable Kristy Yang in Milwaukee County Wisconsin. HABA is excited to celebrate with Judge Yang on her new journey on the bench!
Members of HABA celebrated spring with the Spring Social with a happy hour at Far East Restaurant. Thank you for all who attended!
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!