The National Asian Pacific American Bar
Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific
American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA
represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 68 state and local
Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo
practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and
non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues
confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national
network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for
increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for
equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and
anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of
people of color in the legal profession.
NAPABA's Mission Statement
- We are the national voice for the Asian Pacific American legal
- We promote justice, equity and opportunity for Asian Pacific
- We foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and
Since its inception in 1988, NAPABA has been at the
forefront of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights,
combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes, increasing the diversity
of the federal and state judiciaries, and professional development.
NAPABA monitors legislative developments and judicial
appointments, promotes APA political leadership, advocates for equal
opportunity in education and the workplace, works to eliminate violence
against APAs, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the
community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for federal, state,
and local agencies, members of Congress and staff, and public service
organizations on the APA legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in
NAPABA is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization.
Contributions or gifts to NAPABA are not tax deductible as charitable
contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, membership dues may
be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses and
contributions or gifts may be tax deductible under other provisions of the
Internal Revenue Code. This general statement may not apply to your
specific situation; please consult your tax advisor.
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