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 almost 50,000 attorneys and nearly 75 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 profession.
We promote justice, equity and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.
We foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement.
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
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 the courts.
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.