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  • Mon, November 20, 2017 9:00 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Legislative Process and Effective State Legislative Advocacy Workshop

    A workshop for members of Minnesota’s cultural communities on the legislative process and effective legislative advocacy is being organized by the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM). There is no cost for this participation in this workshop, which will be hosted at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law campus, but those that participate are asked to commit to both days of the training. Everyone will be on their own for lunch but the campus is within walking distance of many wonderful restaurants along Grand Ave.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Sia Her sia.her@state.mn.us.

    Day 1: November 20, (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) – The Legislative Process and My Role

    • Overview of Minnesota Legislative Process – How an Idea Becomes a Law
    • A Citizen’s role and Responsibility in the Legislative Process
    • Balancing Individual Rights and the Common Good
    • Developing and Maintaining Relationships (with coalition partners, legislators, legislative staff)
    • Developing Advocacy Strategies – short and long term
    • Developing Templates for Specific Modes of Communication (written, oral, storytelling)

    Day 2: December 15, (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) – Understanding the Negotiation Process, My Personal

    Negotiation Style, and the Relationship to Legislative Advocacy

    • Complete a conflict assessment to better understand one’s individual approach to conflict
    • Understand how to balance assertiveness with empathy (cooperativeness) to achieve goals
    • Understand how cognitive biases impact communication (and negotiation)
    • Understand the power of emotions
    • Understand the difference between interests and positions
    • Understand how to work with differences to create value
    • Determine when/how to cooperate (and create value) and when/how to compete (to claim value)
    • Work with your Council to develop an advocacy plan

  • Mon, November 13, 2017 4:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Please join the Infinity Project for a reception and panel discussion regarding our continued efforts to increase the diversity of the bench.


    Women represent only 19% of current federal judicial nominees and roughly 38% of Minnesota state court judges, despite the fact that women have accounted for approximately 50% or more of all law school graduates since 2001.

    Our panelists for this important discussion include:
    • The Honorable Lorie Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
    • Marianne Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for UnitedHealth Group
    • The Honorable Richelle Wahi, Minnesota District Court Judge, First Judicial District

    Event Details

    November 13, 2017
    4:30 p.m. Reception
    5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    50 South Sixth Street, Suite 2600
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    More info here.

  • Fri, November 10, 2017 5:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    The APALSA and SALSA (Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and South Asian Law Student Association) student organizations from the 3 local law schools are having a tri-law-school networking event this Friday, Nov. 10 from 5-10PM at The Exchange and Alibi Lounge.  The students are hoping to build relationships with attorneys and other law students.  It would be great to have a strong presence of attorneys with whom the students can connect with.  Please attend if your schedule permits. 

  • Fri, November 10, 2017 8:00 AM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    At Lindquist & Vennum LLP (80 South 8th Street, 3rd Floor IDS Conference Room, Minneapolis) MWL will hold a workshop, focused on the identification, prioritization, and specific implementation measures we can undertake to push the envelope for meaningful change toward gender equality.

    More info here.

  • Thu, November 09, 2017 5:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    2017 MWL Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture to be held on the evening of Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Marriott City Center (30 South Seventh Street, downtown Minneapolis). The general reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Lauren Stiller Rikleen is Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. 

    More info here.

  • Sat, November 04, 2017 5:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    This year’s Bench & Bar Benefit will be a Super Soiree you won’t want to miss, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in downtown St. Paul!  With mobile bidding you can keep up with your favorite auction items while you socialize with friends and colleagues, enjoying free wine for the first hour of the event. And the menu offers a delicious choice of Balsamic Braised Short Ribs or Roasted Vegetable and Portobello Timbale with Fresh Mozzarella.

    Saint Paul Riverfront
    11 East Kellogg Blvd

    5:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
    7:00 p.m. Dinner
    Award Ceremony
    Live Auction

    More Info: http://www.ramseybar.org/event/benchbar2017/

  • Thu, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Feature image for Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2017!

    Each year, the Council holds an annual dinner - the Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner - to honor and celebrate the generous contributions of community members. We're excited to announce that our 2017 Dinner is scheduled for October 19th!

    Mark your calendars and make sure we're spending that evening together!

    Permalink: http://mn.gov/capm/council/events/index.jsp?id=1051-290300

  • Tue, October 17, 2017 2:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    Maximizing ROI with Minimal Resources: The What & How of Small Firm Business Development & Marketin

    Tue, Oct 17, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

    How do you successfully grow your practice when you have no time and less money to dedicate to the effort? Where and how do you start? What do you do? How can you trust that your actions will reap rewards? This webinar will provide you with the framework and many of the tools you need to successfully source and grow the relationships that lead to successfully securing the clients and business you want. 


    • Angela Lee, Osha Liang LLP
    • Chris Kirby, The Bridgefield Group

    Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1726503021759989761

  • Wed, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    The judges and staff of Minnesota’s Second Judicial District are inviting members of the public to a community listening session in St. Paul the evening of Wednesday, October 11. The free, open-to-the-public event will be held at the Wilder Center, located at 451 Lexington Parkway North in Saint Paul, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    During the event, attendees will meet in small groups with judges and court staff, and have the opportunity to provide face-to-face input about Minnesota’s judicial system, the work of the Second Judicial District, and their personal experiences in Ramsey County District Court. Following these discussions, each of the judges will report on the key themes that emerged in their small groups, and court leaders will then discuss how the Second Judicial District will use the input provided at the event.

    For more information, visit the MN courts website here

  • Thu, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM | Vincent Pham (Administrator)

    It's free and 1.5 bias credits applied for!

    CLE: Perspectives on the Use of Force

    Location: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

    Room 319

    Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Start Time: 6:00 pm

    End Time: 7:30 pm

    RSVP is not required, however is appreciated. Questions can be directed to Mai Neng Moua at 612-808-

    9800 or mai@mnmoualaw.com

Mailing Address:
MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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