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December 2019 Newsletter

Board Message

Hello HABA -

As the Winter rolls in this season, its bitter cold embrace reminds us that we need to be forward thinking and anticipate the warmth of the Spring and Summer to come! This time of insulation always gives me an opportunity for meditation and introspection. I am so proud to be a part of your HABA Board. We have done so much this year. We began by celebrating our members who made significant strides by winning judicial elections to ending the year by engaging members and guests alike in our annual banquet. We look forward to 2020 where we will be celebrating 10 years since the reinstatement of HABA! We start off January 2020 with a special HABA event where we can meet Judge P. Paul Yang and Judge Adam Yang in their chambers.  Look for ways you can help HABA continue its legacy. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Happy Holidays and Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab!

-Your HABA VP, Shuly Her



RSVPs Required by January 6, 2020 for Meet the Judges
Due to the courthouse security process, please be at the courthouse no later than 4:30 p.m. to check-in.  Thank you!


HABA volunteers helped pack 115 boxes and 24,840 meals for children with Feed My Starving Children!


If you attended one of our CLE events this year, please find below the CLE Event Code number:

271808: Immigration Basics
277411: Commercial Real Estate Law 101
278336: Lawyering in the Age of Social Media

Events in the Legal Community

Keep Your Family Safe
Free Presentation in Hmong on Legal Issues, Safety, Immigration, and Resources
Presenter: Natalie Joua Xiong, Attorney

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10am - 12pm
Hmong Village
Room A18 #1-2
1001 Johnson Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Free egg rolls and spring rolls will be served.  There will be prizes to first 100 people.  For more information, please contact Civil Society at (651) 291-0713 or

Flyers are available in both Hmong and English.

Job Postings

  • Investigations Risk Attorney (Job Number 190039713) & Consumer Lending Attorney (Job Number 190039714), U.S. Bank.  U.S. Bank is currently hiring two attorney positions.  Full information and to apply, please visit and search using the job numbers as shown.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has an opening in their Minnesota offices for an associate with 1-2 years of litigation experience.  To apply and for additional information, see
  • Panel Attorneys, Criminal Defense Services, Inc. (CDSI).  CDSI is a nonprofit serving clients in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Our attorneys provide representation at a reduced rate to people who do not qualify for the public defender but cannot afford private attorney rates.  CDSI attorneys are compensated at a flat fee for their services based on the type of case handled.  Working with CDSI is a great way to give back tot he community, gain courtroom experience, develop a solid reputation with Ramsey County justice partners, and supplement an existing practice.  For more information, see  
  • Grants Coordinator, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development.  JD Preferred.  This position exists to lead, manage, evaluate and write grants, including grant policy and procedures and provide professional guidance for and oversight/monitoring of all DEED grants.  Apply with Job ID 36209 at

Commission/Board Vacancies

The City of Saint Paul actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to reflect the views and effectively represent the diverse communities of Saint Paul.  Appointments are generally made when serving members have reached their term limits or when members leave the committee, board or commission for other reasons, such as resignation. Click on for additional information.
Governor's Advisory Council on Climate Change
The Governor will seek representation from community leaders, individuals with experience int eh business sector, agriculture, conservation and environmental protection, and other relevant stakeholders.

Review other state board and commissions at:

FMJA Diversity Videos

The Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) recently released a series of videos regarding the diversity and Magistrate Judge selections, which are available on YouTube. -Why Diversity Matters -Tips to Becoming a Magistrate Judge  -Promoting Public Confidence in the Courts Through Diversity on the Bench – Part 1 -Promoting Public Confidence in the Courts Through Diversity on The Bench – Part 2

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