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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and 81 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes Asian Pacific American political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.

NAPABA 2018 Officer Elections Results 

NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2018-19 board year. They will be sworn into office at the 30th Anniversary Gala during the 2018 NAPABA Convention in Chicago, IL.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

  •  President-Elect | Bonnie Lee Wolf
  •  Vice President for Finance and Development | Courtney Fong*
  •  Vice President for Membership | Alen Hsu
  •  Vice President for Programs and Operations | Charles Jung
  •  Vice President for Communications | Avanti Bakane
  •  Treasurer | Gary Zhao
  •  Secretary | Jeffrey Javinar

Courtney Fong has withdrawn his candidacy to be Vice President for Finance and Development. You can read a statement from him here. The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee will be conducting a new election to select a Vice President for Finance and Development on an expedited basis. Please see the call for nominations below.

Call for Nominations 2018-19 Vice President for Finance and Development

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for election as the Vice President for Finance and Development of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2018-19 term.

For more information regarding this position and to submit a nomination click here. The deadline is Oct. 22 at 5pm ET/2pm PT. 

Updated Elections Timeline

Oct. 22, 2018 | Nominations may be submitted until 5pm ET/2pm PT.

Oct. 24, 2018 | Vice President for Finance and Development candidates announced and endorsements accepted.

Oct. 25, 2018 | Election ballot will be distributed to eligible voters by email on this date. (Members must have joined or renewed by July 1, 2018, to be eligible to vote.)

Nov. 1, 2018 

  • Candidate endorsements may continue to be submitted until 12pm ET/9am PT on this date.
  • Votes must be cast by 9pm ET/6pm PT on this date in order to be counted.

Nov. 2, 2018 | Election results will be announced.

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