NAPABA Call for Programs | Feature Your Program at the NAPABA Convention

Call for Programs
Deadline: March 25 at 5 p.m. ET

The Call for Programs deadline is coming up shortly. Don’t miss the opportunity to feature your program at the 2019 NAPABA Convention taking place in Austin, TX from Nov. 7-10!

NAPABA is seeking program submissions on a wide range of substantive legal matters and topics of concern to the legal community to deepen our members’ knowledge and skills, and provide them with opportunities to forge bonds through panel discussions, workshops, and interactive presentations.

For more information on how to submit a program, please visit our Call for Programs page. The submission process will close on March 25 at 5 p.m. ET. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Speaker Database | Rolling Basis
Interested in speaking at the NAPABA Convention without submitting a program submission? Join our speaker database! Should an opening need to be filled in the Convention program, you may be contacted by NAPABA staff. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a speaking role. Submit an application here.

Programs seeking additional speakers may contact

NAPABA 2019 Lobby Day

NAPABA 2019 Lobby Day
Washington, D.C. | May 20-21, 2019


Join us for NAPABA ‘s 2019Lobby Day, to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 20-21, 2019. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for APAs.

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, you will be given all the information and materials you need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Registration for Lobby Day includes a webinar training prior to Lobby Day as well as onsite training the day of, so that all participants are prepared for meetings with congressional members and staffers.

Registration | Deadline: April 19, 2019
Register for all Lobby Day events here
*Please note: some events have early deadlines.

Lobby Day Stipend | Last day to apply for a stipend is March 22, 2019
Stipends are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Lobby Day from out-of-town.
Deadline to submit an application is March 22, 2019.
*Please register for Lobby Day to gain access to the stipend application page.
**Stipends available for direct members.

Supreme Court Bar Group Admission
Apply to be a part of our 2019 Class for the admission to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, May 20, 2019. Join other NAPABA direct members for a group swearing-in ceremony.

All application materials and processing fee must be submitted to the NAPABA office by Mar. 22, 2019.

Congressional Reception
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, NAPABA will be hosting a Congressional Reception. The reception will bring together Lobby Day participants, members of Congress and their staff, and leaders in the APA community. This event is open to the public, including NAPABA members who are unable to participate in Lobby Day.

Hotel | Last day to book is April 18, 2019.
NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall, which located at the heart of Washington, DC. The Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall is within walking distance of the Federal Center SW Metro Station and the newly built wharf. Rate: $239 single/double plus applicable taxes & fees.

Book your room today!
You may also call Hyatt Place’s reservations department at 1-800-993-4031 and ask for “NAPABA Group” or Group Code “G-NAPA”

If you have any questions about any of the events above, please email Oriene Shin at

More 2019 Lobby Day information can be found here.

Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
Application Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST

Apply Here

Apply for the seventh annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Denver, Colorado from June 23 to 25, 2019. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.

The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.

Deadline | Apply by Wednesday, April 5

The application can be accessed here.
Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay of 250-500 words, a CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation.

More information about the program can be found on the CBLA website. Please contact CBLA Steering Committee members Gary Zhao (, Greg Schwartz (, Kristin Haugen ( and Marianne Chow Newman ( with any questions.