Please Join Us! First Gathering of the Asian American Adoptee Network

2016 NAPABA Convention

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:00-6:00pm

Hilton San Diego Bayfront – The Pool Club

About the AAAN

The NAPABA Asian American Adoptee Affinity Network was created in 2016 in order to build a personal and professional national network of Asian American adoptees in the law through networking, education, and advocacy.

For more information, please contact one of our Planning Committee members:

Frances Barbieri Missouri frances.barbieri@usbank.com
Tanya Bovee Connecticut boveet@jacksonlewis.com
Lisa Ellingson Minnesota lellingson@winthrop.com
Emily Howe California ehowe@onlinecpi.org
Daniel Jo Connecticut djo@sgtlaw.com
Tucker Kraght Washington tucker.kraght@gmail.com
David Lloyd Missouri david@blcfirm.com
Anna Lloyd Missouri lloydan@missouri.edu
Dainen Penta Washington dainen.penta@gmail.com
Steven Powers Oregon SPowers@pfglaw.com
Liani Reeves Oregon lreeves@bullardlaw.com
Greg Schwartz Minnesota gschwartz@billionarmitage.com
Alexis Shimada Oregon ashimada@willamette.edu
Rachel Witt California WittEsq1997@yahoo.com
Bonnie Wolf Ohio bonnie.wolf@nationwide.com

Bautista LeRoy Entrepreneur Scholarship

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Bautista LeRoy, LLC are proud to announce the creation of the Bautista LeRoy Entrepreneur Scholarship given through the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City.

Each year a member of the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City with less than five years’ experience and working in Kansas City as a solo practitioner or for a small firm (12 attorneys or less) can apply for the Scholarship.

The Scholarship will pay one year of AABAKC membership dues, one year of KCMBA membership dues, one year of AWL membership dues, the registration fee for that year’s KCMBA Bench Bar and Boardroom Conference and the registration fee for that year’s Missouri Bar Solo Small Firm Conference. While the Scholarship is currently provided only in conjunction with AABAKC, the firm intends to expand the program and offer similar scholarships each year through KCMBA, AWL and other specialty bar organizations in Missouri.

The deadline for this year’s scholarship is November 30, 2016. Please submit all applications, to AABAKC at ron@ronnguyenlaw.com.

Read the press release here: 2016-09-12-bl-scholarship-news-release.

Download the Scholarship Application here: 2016-09-13-scholarship-rules-and-application.

AABAKC Tenth Annual Dinner

On Friday, September 16, 2016, AABAKC hosted its Tenth Annual Dinner at the Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff, located at 4000 North Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64116.

The greater Kansas City legal community is invited to attend a cocktail reception and catered dinner from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.  The dinner will include the AABAKC diversity scholarship awards, the AABAKC Vanguard Award, and remarks from Judge Jacqueline Nguyen from the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. To RSVP or be a sponsor of the dinner.

AABAKC Condemns Xenophobic Ads

St. Louis & Kansas City – July 24, 2016 – A coalition of Asian American business and civic organizations including the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis, OCA St. Louis, the Missouri Asian American Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Metro St. Louis and Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, join together to decry the imagery and rhetoric used in recent negative television political advertisements.

Asian American communities throughout Missouri are appalled and outraged by the blatantly racist political ads being paid for and distributed by the Tea Party Patriots and the State Conservative Reform Action PAC. One of the most disgraceful ads features two shadowy purported Chinese officials speaking Mandarin, discussing how they were able to purchase a Missouri farm due to the support of this candidate. The ad is clearly meant to elicit fear among Missouri voters and depicts Chinese and Asians as “the enemy”. The ad echoes the “Yellow Peril” sentiment from darker times in our nation’s history which led to abhorrent legislation like the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese American internment camps.

An ad paid for by Citizens for Kurt Schaefer for Attorney General irresponsibly attempts to score political points against Josh Hawley by wrongly implying that he supported terrorism as a result of legal work representing certain clients. A major objective of the ad is take advantage of anti-Muslim rhetoric and scare voters into fearing Muslim communities, including those of South Asian and Asian heritage, which puts the lives of families and children in these communities in danger of possible hate crimes.

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