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NAPABA Leadership Advancement Program



May 17-19, 2019 | Washington, DC



Washington, DC


NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program is a year-long program to develop mid-career Asian Pacific American attorneys’ leadership skills, while providing an opportunity to foster genuine relationships with peers within the profession, especially between in-house counsel (IHC) and law firm attorneys. This year, the program will be held in Washington D.C. The program will commence with a weekend of teambuilding and leadership training from Friday, May 17 through midday Sunday, May 19. The first two days will consist of leadership assessments, training on understanding and improving your leadership style, team building, and better understanding your career vision to help support you in pursuing career goals, including addressing the unique hurdles facing Asian Pacific Americans. The last half-day is devoted to launching team-based community projects that will allow participants to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. 

Applications will be accepted through March 4 at 6:00 p.m. PT.


Enrollment in the program is limited to 24 participants, with an even balance between IHC and law firm attorneys. All NAPABA members are encouraged to apply, although the selection committee will focus on the following criteria this year:

  • Law firm candidates: this year’s program will prefer candidates with between six and 10 years of experience
  • In-house candidates: preference for a minimum of three to four years of IHC experience, with six to 10 years of overall practice experience

NAPABA will provide the trainers, program materials, venue, and in-program meals. If accepted, attendees will be expected to commit $100 as a program fee and provide their own travel to Washington, DC and accommodations, if required.


$100 DISC assessment fee

Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 17 Leadership Assessment and Team Building: The program will consist of leadership exercises, assessments, and team-building.
Saturday, May 18 Leadership Training: The program will consist of leadership training sessions aimed at helping attorneys achieve the highest level of leadership and success in law firms and corporations.
Sunday, May 19 Community Project (Half-day): Participants will design a community project that will encourage team-building and leadership development throughout the year.


Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall located at 400 E Street, SW.

The room rate is $239/night plus applicable taxes and fees for a King bed that include a sofa bed. 

Guests may make reservations here. 

They may also call Hyatt Place's reservations department at 1-800-993-4031 and ask for "NAPABA Group" or Group Code "G-NAPA."

Breakfast and wifi is complimentary and valet parking is $42 plus tax per night.

The last day to book for the rate is April 18. Guests must cancel their reservations at least 48 hours before 3pm of their check-in date or will be charged one night’s room plus any applicable taxes. 


For questions, please email Charles Jung.