Friday, October 11, 2013

We are now MNAPABA


On our 25th year, we have officially changed our name to Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA).

Please visit for more information about us.

This site will no longer be updated.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Adjunct Faculty Positions at William Mitchell College of Law

WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty for academic year 2013-2014.  We are seeking applicants for three different positions:

            1.  Writing Professors teach first-year students about office memos, advice and demand letters, and motion practice memoranda in a year-long course.
            2.  Representation Professors critique first-year students in interviewing, counseling, negotiating, and oral argument exercises in a year-long course.
            3.  Appellate Professors teach second- and third-year students about appellate briefs and oral argument in a semester-long course.

We have both day and evening class times.  Please visit for more information.

Successful applicants will have several years of practice experience.  Please send a resume and cover letter by mail to Human Resources, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN  55105; by e-mail to; or by fax to (651) 290-8645.  Include times you would be able to teach and the position(s) in which you are interested, listed in order of preference.  Candidates participating in the selection process for writing positions will be asked to provide writing and marking samples.  Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.  The application deadline is May 3, 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Career Opportunity: Patent Attorney/Agent

Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. (HSML) is seeking a patent attorney or patent engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting patent applications or as a patent examiner.  Preferably this person will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and have passed the United States Patent Bar Examination.  Primary responsibilities will include both domestic and international patent application preparation and prosecution.  Fluency in a second or third language is a plus.  HSML is a full service law firm with a large international and domestic practice.  In particular, HSML has a rapidly growing China practice.

Please submit your resume/cover letter via email to Bryan Wong at

Friday, February 22, 2013

13th Annual Winter Retreat at Rainbow Resort on March 1-3, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 – SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

Please join NAPABA-MN members and their families for NAPABA-MN’s 13th Annual Winter Retreat. There is an event or activity for people of all ages. Some activities, for example, include cross-country skiing (see below for details), snowshoeing, broomball or ice soccer, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. If you’re more interested in relaxing, then take a seat, cozy up next to the bonfire, and make s’mores. There will also be a CLE as well as many other opportunities for great discussion.

Rainbow Resort
36571 County Highway 35
Waubun, Minnesota 56589

*Please do NOT use googlemaps or mapquest for directions, as they are incorrect. Please refer to the
Rainbow Resort website for directions, the attached directions, or call Rainbow Resort.

Costs (taxes included)
Individuals: $130
Law Students: Members – Free ($30 deposit only to reserve spot, checks payable to
NAPABA-MN, $30 forfeited only if law student does not attend)
Non-Members - $30 (cost of membership to NAPABA-MN)
Couples: $195
Children (6-18): $20
Children Under 5: Free
Family: Costs vary. Please contact Anna Kim for more information.

All registered participants are provided with 2-night lodging, Saturday potluck dinner, and Sunday
brunch. Additional costs may apply for equipment.

RSVP by February 25, 2013 to reserve a spot. Please make sure to fill out registration, consent form (one for each attendee), and payment by February 15. Send payment (checks payable to NAPABA-MN Chapter) and forms to:

Anna Kim
500 Young Quinlan Building
81 South Ninth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Questions: Please contact Anna Kim at [at] gmail [dot] com.

Rainbow Rendezvous XC Ski Race: Saturday, March 2, 2013. NAPABA-MN members, friends, and families are encouraged to participate in the cross-country ski race at the Resort. Please visit for more information on registration, etc. It is a separate event from NAPABA-MN, so please note the payment and registration information on the Rainbow Rendezvous form.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IP Litigation Associate

IP Litigation Associate
Intellectual Property Litigation

Tired of riding in the back seat? Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., a national intellectual property trial firm, seeks associates with one to four years of litigation experience willing to take control of their careers within its Minneapolis office. You bring the drive, we’ll provide the opportunities for substantive case work including depositions, motion practice and trial. We’ll also provide the training to help you become a premier trial lawyer. Strong writing and speaking skills are a must. Degree in engineering or the sciences a plus. Grab the keys and chart a course with a firm dedicated to seeing you personally succeed.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

Apply on-line at

Martha Capper
Recruiting Administrator

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



The Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. seeks a Staff Attorney to join our nationally renowned Mass Tort Litigation Department. 

The position is ideal for an experienced litigation attorney who wants the intellectual challenge, camaraderie and excitement of working on complex cases with a top tier litigation department. The ideal candi
date will have a minimum of four years of legal experience working with plaintiff-side complex personal injury, medical malpractice or mass tort claims.

This position is a full-time, non-partnership track position in our Mass Tort Litigation Department. Please visit the Careers Section of our website for a full position description and summary of benefits.

Apply online at:

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Board of Directors for 2012-13


Executive Board

Inchan Hwang, President
Gray Plant Mooty

Veena Iyer, President-Elect
Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Bryan A. Wong, Immediate Past-President
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C

Steven Y. Reeves, Vice-President - Sponsorship
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Alexander J. Kim,  Vice-President - Technology
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. 

Anna Kim, Treasurer
Arthur, Chapman Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.

Irene Kao, Secretary
Goetz & Eckland P.A.

James Babbitt, Director of Communications
Broadcast Music, Inc.

Greg Schwartz, Director of Programs
Attorney at Law

Advisory Board

Honorable Gail Chang Bohr
Ramsey County 

Honorable Susan Burke 
Hennepin County 

Rebecca A. Chaffee
Best & Flanagan LLP

John Choi
Ramsey County Attorney

Melitta George 
Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Nicole Kubista 
Ramsey County Public Defender's Office

Dan Lew
Sixth District Public Defender’s Office 

James Song 
Bowman and Brooke LLP 

Min (Amy) Xu
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Robert Webber 
Webber Law Firm, LLC

Andrea Yang
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.

Thank You to our 2012 Annual Gala Sponsors!