The 2017 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Annual Convention brought together over 2,100 APA attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students from the public and private sectors over the course three days from November 2-4, 2017. The event boasted over 50 CLE panels, inspiring plenary discussions, and a key note by United States Solicitor General Noel Francisco. Alto Litigation, PC Partner Daniel Sakaguchi was sworn in as President-Elect of NAPABA and gave the Convention’s closing remarks, including a preview of the 30thAnniversary NAPABA Convention in Chicago in 2018.
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.