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February 2019 Newsletter

Message from the HABA Board:

We are off to a great start this year! The Board hit the ground running. I am excited to work with the new HABA Board members and look forward to another term, serving as your Board Vice President. As we plan out our activities for the rest of the year please consider volunteering to assist, or more importantly, just show up to support what HABA has to offer! The polar vortex has hit us hard this month and I am hopeful that with the impending thaw we will all be ready to live out loud the mission of HABA. Our goal is to continue to foster service and participation from all its members through civil engagement, socials and learning opportunities. We hope to see you all soon. 

- Shuly Her, HABA Vice President

Investiture Ceremonies

Judge P. Paul Yang's investiture ceremony on January 10, 2019.
Judge Adam C. Yang's investiture ceremony on January 17, 2019.
In case you missed it, the StarTribune profiled both judges with a quote from HABA.  We consider it a great honor that previous to their judicial appointments and elections, all three of the Minnesota judges were active members and past officers of HABA.
2017-2018 Board Member:  Adam Yang
2015-2016 Board Member:  Adam Yang
2013-2014 President: Adam Yang
2011-2012 Vice President: Adam Yang, Secretary: Paul Yang, Board Member: Sophia Vuelo

LSAT Scholarship - apply by March 15, 2019!

HABA is accepting applications for its annual scholarship to fund a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation course. Strong LSAT scores can lead to law school scholarships, highly competitive law school applications, and a greater likelihood of acceptance into law school. Additionally, HABA is committed to diversifying the legal field by aiding law school hopefuls at the earliest stages of their legal career. This scholarship is intended to remove the financial barrier of a LSAT preparation course for a potential law student.  The scholarship will be a direct payment from HABA to a LSAT preparation course provider on behalf of the scholarship recipient (maximum of $1,400.00).  The LSAT preparation course must be completed by December 31, 2019.
Application Materials

HABA Table Seats Available

HABA is proud to be a sponsor at upcoming events in our community.  We are looking for members to join us!  Each event is listed below and click on the blue hyperlink to view additional details.  If you are interested, send us an email!  If there is more interest than seats, names will be entered in a random drawing.


Minnesota Asian Peace Officers Association Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Begins 4pm at Fiesta Feliz in Little Canada.  Submit your email of interest by Sunday, February 17th @ midnight.
HABA Table Seat: MNAPOA Event

Ramsey County Bar Association Judges Dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  Begins 5pm at the Saint Paul Town & Country Club.  Submit your email of interest by Friday, March 22nd @ midnight.
HABA Table Seat: RCBA Judges Dinner

HABA Survey

We are looking for your input on a HABA directory.  The survey will gauge interest and potential information to be included in the directory.  Please take our very short survey!
HABA Survey

Events in the Legal Community

Ramsey County's Public Interest Multicultural Law Student Networking Reception

On Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. the Ramsey County Attorneys Office (RCAO) will host its first Ramsey County’s Public Interest Multicultural Law Student Networking Reception in partnership with the Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office, the Second Judicial District Court and the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office. This event is a networking opportunity for law students to learn more about law clerk opportunities in Ramsey County, and it will be held at the Landmark Center in Room 317. Representatives from the above organizations will be in attendance to discuss law clerk opportunities in their respective organizations. Additional details are included in the attached flyer.

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association: 2019 Annual Law Student Reception - Rescheduled

The Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association cordially invites you to the 2019 Annual Law Student Reception on Monday, February 25, 2019. The event will take place at the offices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This reception provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the FBA and its activities.

RSVP online.

Job Postings

  • U.S. Bank Legal Program Manager.  The Legal Operations Team systematically grows and strengthens core competencies around financial management, vendor management, data analytics, technology, organizational design and development, communications, internal and external relations, and service delivery models.  See attached job description.  
  • City of Saint Paul.  Immigration Services Attorney.  Performs wide-ranging, expert-level, highly-complex professional legal work in the Civil Division and Civil Litigation Division of Saint Paul City Attorney's Office. Plans, organizes, mentors, and leads the work of lower-level employees within the Civil Division and Civil Litigation Division as requested by the City Attorney, Deputy City Attorney, or Supervising Attorney in the Civil Division and the Civil Litigation Division. Leads civil litigation activities and provides expert legal advice to the City Council, the Mayor's Office, City departments, boards, commissions, and committees.  See link for full description.

2019 Schedule of HABA Events



HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 2019


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 2019


HABA CLE:  IMMIGRATION - details coming!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019



HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Saturday, April 6, 2019
Social Host: Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo
See our flyer below!


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 2019


HABA Summer Picnic
Saturday, June 1, 2019


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 2019



HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 2, 2019



HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 6, 2019




HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 3, 2019


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Annual Banquet - SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, October 4, 2019


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2019


HABA Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2019




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