NAPABA is excited to announce that its 23rd Annual Convention will be held on Nov. 17-20, 2011 in downtown Atlanta at the Omni CNN Hotel. As we join the world to re-use, re-duce and re-cycle, our theme of SUSTAINABILITY at the Convention will be much more than just a buzz word. The Convention will feature speakers, seminars and forums that illustrate the relevance SUSTAINABILITY has to us as Asian Pacific Americans. As home to the civil rights movement, Atlanta continues to exert leadership and inspire change and action. We hope you will join us in Atlanta for the 2011 NAPABA Convention as we build upon INSPIRE and plant the seeds to achieve RENEWAL AND GROWTH FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA Y’ALL!
AND THE 2011 NAPABA KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS: Judge Denny Chin! Judge Chin is a NAPABA Superstar. He was recently appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. President Obama nominated him and he was confirmed by the Senate on April 22, 2010. He was sworn in to the Court on April 26, 2010. He is currently the highest ranking Asian Pacific American (APA) judge in active service in on the federal bench. NAPABA is proud to honor one of its own, as Judge Chin is a beloved and well-recognized NAPABA member. Previously, Judge Chin served for more than 15 years on the U.S. District Court, S.D. N.Y. 1994 – 2010. He presided over hundreds of civil and criminal cases, including the trial & sentencing of financier Bernard L. Madoff.
SUPREME MINDS: The Lives of High Court Justices & Advocacy Before Them. The annual NAPABA Judges panel this year will feature 3 APA State Supreme Court Justices: Associate Justice Ming Chin (CA Supreme Court), Associate Justice Fernande Duffly (the first APA female justice on the MA Supreme Judicial Court), and Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna (the first openly gay APA woman on the HI Supreme Court). Conducted Oprah-style, the panel will be moderated by Appellate litigator James C. Ho (Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP). Special remarks will be delivered by newly appointed CA Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu. Do not miss this blockbuster panel, scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, for the plenary luncheon!
EXCITING SPEAKERS & CLEs: Yale Law Professor Amy Chua, author of the bestseller “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” will be a featured Luncheon Plenary Speaker on Friday, Nov. 18. Her provocative novel about parenting the “Tiger Mother” way has received national media attention. This fantastic opportunity to meet and listen to Prof. Chua should not be missed!