Past Events

2015 NAPABA Convention
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dates: November 5-8, 2015

Young Latino Professionals Linking Leaders Event
Thursday October 15, 2015 5:30-8:00pm
Central States Beverage: 14220 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO

National Association of Asian-American Professionals Happy Hour at RA Sushi
Thursday September 24, 2015 5:30-8:00 pm

Heartland Diversity Law Job Fair
August 21-22, 2015 August 21-22, 2015
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte St. 1301 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64105 Kansas City, MO 64105

LEAP Back-2-School Breakfast for Operation Breakthrough
July 31st, 2015

NAAPGKC Happy Hour
July 23, 2015 5:00pm – 7:00pm
13500 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66224

Learning From Leaders Networking Event
KCMBA Diversity Section & Speciality Bars
Panel Discussion & Reception
July 8, 2015 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Two Pershing Square
2300 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

NAAPGKC Entrepreneurship Panel & Reception
July 1, 2015 5:30pm – 8:00
Leawood Pioneer Library
4700 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211

Yoki One Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
June 24, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm
Yoki Store, City Market
400 Grand Boulevard, Suite 426
Kansas City, MO  64146

Missouri Bar 2015 Diversity Summit
May 19 – May 20, 2015
Saint Louis University School of Law
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63101

KCMBA Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference
May 14 – May 16
Chateau on the Lake
Branson, MO

Hispanic Bar Association of Kansas City CLE
May 7, 2015 2pm – 5pm
Lathrop & Gage LLP
2345 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Asian Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
Annual CelebrASIAN Gala
May 4, 2015 530pm
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

Linking Leaders Event
April 23, 2015 530pm – 730pm
14 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Asian Cultural Festival
April 25, 2015 11am – 5pm
Olathe East High School

Unity Dinner
April 22, 2015 6pm
Mandarin House Banquet Hall

Kansas Bar Association
1st Annual 2015 DiCom Bowl
April 17, 2015 5pm – 730pm
Flint Hills Lanes Family Fun Center

Pipeline Coalition Scholarship Reception & Diversity and Inclusion Celebration
April 9, 2015 5pm – 730pm
Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Centerstage Happy Hour
April 9, 2015 5pm – 8pm
Starlight Theatre
4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132

YLS Section of Missouri Bar
Happy Hour
April 2, 2015 500pm – 700pm

Hispanic Bar Association of Kansas City
Happy Hour
April 2, 2015 530pm – 730pm
Martinez Madrigal & Machicao

Asian Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City Career Connections Event
April 1, 2015 1130am – 130pm
Thai Place Restaurant

2015 MSU Diversity Conference (Cultural Awareness Series)
Missouri State University
March 27, 2015
901 South National Ave
Springfield, MO

Tax Seminar hosted by Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
February 24, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198

LEAP Mardi Gras Luncheon
February 17, 2015
KCMBA Headquarters
Two Pershing Square, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108

Happy Hour hosted by National Association of Asian American Professionals of Greater Kansas City
February 12, 2015
530pm – 730pm
Gordon Biersch
100 East 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

AABAKC Watch Party “Fresh Off the Boat”
February 10, 2015
Riverbend Lofts (Club Room)
200 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Linking Leaders Event by KC Chamber |  GenKC  |  Centurions
February 10, 2015
Boulevard Brewery
2501 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108

Happy Hour at iPho Tower
January 22 2015, 5-7pm
iPho Tower Bistro
3623 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111

Happy Hour, Member Meeting & Board Election
November 19, 2014 5-7pm
Gordon Biersch
100 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Lunch Meet & Greet with John Fierro
Kansas City, Missouri City Council 4th District Candidate
July 29, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm
208 W. 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

AABAKC Eighth Annual Dinner
August 15, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Argosy Casino & Hotel
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150

Missouri Bar Diversity Summit
August 22 – 23, 2014
Jefferson City, Missouri

Celebrasian Annual Dinner
Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
May 12, 2014, 5:30pm
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

NAPABA Annual Lobby Day & APA Heritage Month Congressional Reception
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
NAPABA Lobby Day Training Webinar (part one of three)
Monday, May 19, 2014
NAPABA Lobby Day Onsite Training (part two of three)
NAPABA’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Congressional Reception
(With Senator Mazie Hirono, Honorary Chair and Featured Speaker)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
NAPABA Lobby Day: Onsite Training Breakfast (part three of three)

Hamburger Mary’s BINGO NIGHT Night
April 3, 2014
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Hamburger Mary’s
101 Southwest Blvd.
KCMO 64108

NAPABA Central Region Conference
April 4 – 5, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio

A Night of Mentoring
March 25th, 2014
5:30 – 7:30pm
Bryan Cave LLP
1200 Main St. #3500
KCMO 64105

AABAKC Happy Hour
February 21, 2014
5:00 – 7:00pm
Sasha’s Bakery
105 W. 9th Street
KCMO 64105

Linking Leaders for a Greater KC
February 11, 2014
5:30 – 7:30pm
Bean Hanger at The Roasterie
1204 West 27th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Discover Law Day
February 8, 2014
UMKC Law School

Asian New Year Celebration
January 24, 2014
Aixois Brasserie
1006 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106

Holiday Party/Elections
December 17, 2013
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Milwaukee’s Deli and Bar
Corner of 9th and Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Happy Hour Co-Sponsored By HBAGKC
November 21, 2013
5:30 – 7:30pm
Union Station
30 West Pershing
Kansas City, MO 64108

NAPABA Annual Convention
November 7-10, 2013
Marriott Hotel
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Career Crossroads
April 12, 2013 6:00-8:00 pm
Johnson County Community College
Capitol Federal Conference Center
Overland Park, KS

Food From The Bar
Community Service Project
April 1-April 30th, 2013
Contact: Lisa Westergaard
Happy Hour
February 12, 2013
Bo Lings
20 East 5th Street

2012 Holiday Reception
December 18, 2012
The Jacobson
2050 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

7th Annual Dinner
August 24, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

AABAKC Happy Hour
July 11, 2012
5pm – 7:30pm
Snow & Company
1815 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

June 22, 2012
Lathrop & Gage Conference Center–22nd Floor
2345 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO

KCMBA Success in Law Panel Discussion and Reception
June 20, 2012
Registration: 3:30-4:00 – Panel: 4:00-5:00 – Reception 5:00-6:30
KCMBA Headquarters
Two Pershing Square
2300 Main St., Ste. 100
Kansas City MO 64108

(1.0 ethics hour MO / KS Pending)
May 24, 2012
KCMBA Headquarters
Two Pershing Square
2300 Main St., Ste. 100
Kansas City MO 64108

Hosted by the Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Sponsored by LSC and United Way.
One (1) Missouri and Kansas Ethics Credit.
Bulldog Restaurant
1715 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

AABAKC Happy Hour
AABAKC hosted its holiday Happy Hour at Pierpont’s Union Station on December 14, 2011.

The 2011 NAPABA Convention was held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-20, 2011

AABAKC helped host the Joint Bar Association Diversity Luncheon on October 25, 2011.

AABAKC, KC LEGAL and HBAGKC hosted a private tour of the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts on October 11 at 6:00 p.m. A reception followed at Method (1817 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO,

In July, 2011 AABAKC held its Sixth Annual Dinner. The reception and dinner drew a capacity crowd of 160 attendees, including many reputable community leaders. AABAKC presented its first Vanguard Award to Hon. Duane Benton, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in recognition of his steadfast support since AABAKC\’s inception in 2005. The organization also awarded a $2,500 Diversity Scholarship to Trang Bui, a second year law student attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. The highlight of the dinner program was keynote speaker, Hon. Amul Thapar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, who spoke candidly about his background and his experience as a federal judge. Following the dinner, attendees enjoyed a karaoke reception.

AABAKC Happy Hour
In July, 2011 AABAKC hosted a diversity Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Granfalloon on the Plaza.

In 2011, AABAKC members recently attended the NAPABA Central Region Conference in St. Louis.

In 2011, AABAKC hosted a panel presentation on interviewing and networking, Everything you Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask, for local law students. CLE AABAKC was also a proud joint sponsor of a free CLE on Judicial Independence on May 12, 2011, with KC-LEGAL, the KCMBA, the Jackson County Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Association for Women Lawyers.

Held by AABAKC, KC LEGAL and HBAGKC on Thursday, April 7, 2011 for Japanese relief efforts. Food and beverages were provided and all donations went to Japanese relief efforts.

In August 2010, AABAKC hosted its fifth Annual Dinner with guest speaker Wendy Shiba, Exective Vice-President and Special Counsel to the CEO of KB Homes.

AABAKC, in conjunction with KC LEGAL, hosted a “Meet the Leaders” luncheon with Senator Jolie Justus on June 18, 2010. Past “Meet the Leaders” luncheons have featured former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser, presidents of bar organization, as well as prominent local judges and attorneys.

In 2009, AABAKC hosted the Central Region Conference for NAPABA.

The Fourth Annual Dinner, the final event of the conference, featured Sprint General Counsel Charles Wunsch. The event was well attended by AABAKC members, members from other NAPABA affiliates, the Kansas City legal community and the NAPABA Board of Governors.