NAPABA Partners Directory FAQ
WHAT IS THE NAPABA PARTNERS DIRECTORY?
The NAPABA Partners Directory is a publication of the National Asian
Pacific American Bar Association, which profiles APA
partners and senior attorneys in US law firms throughout the country
and abroad. Since its inception in 1997, APA lawyers - in legal
departments as well as law firms - have used the Directory to assist
each other through networking and referring millions of dollars of
business to APA attorneys profiled in the Directory.
PARTICIPATION IN THE DIRECTORY IS THE EXCLUSIVE MEANS FOR THE
COMMITTEE'S COMMUNICATIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE NAPABA PARTNERS COMMITTEE.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE DIRECTORY? [Read Carefully]
A "NAPABA Partner" is any Asian-American member of NAPABA who is (i) a
partner or senior attorney with at least 5 years of experience; and
(ii) in private practice in a law firm, in the U.S. or abroad, with at
least 10 attorneys. Exceptions to this rule are subject to the
discretion of the Chair of the NAPABA Partners Directory in consultation
with an advisory board of NAPABA In-House Counsel (whose identities
will not be disclosed to minimize lobbying).
To get into the Directory, you must join or renew as one of our Membership Levels with NAPABA Partners Directory. Click here to join/renew. If you are a current member of a local affiliate bar association
recognized by NAPABA, you are automatically a member of NAPABA, but you
still need to pay for your Partner Directory membership, so you will need to upgrade your membership. If you are current with your dues, contact us to upgrade your member type, if it is time for your renewal, you have the option to upgrade at the time of renewal.
WHO GETS IN THE DIRECTORY?
In cooperation with NAPABA's In-House Counsel Committee, the online
and printed versions of the Directory will be sent to over 1500 APA
in-house lawyers in the US. In addition, each printed version of the
Directory will be distributed to the attendees of NAPABA's Annual
Convention. Also, each lawyer signing up for the Directory will be
allocated 3 copies when and if we print a new edition.
WILL THE DIRECTORY ALSO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE?
Yes. The Directory will be online as well as in printed formats. The
online version will be hosted on NAPABA's website and will be
searchable by name, practice, and city. Due to space limitations (1-page
per profile), the printed version will include less information than
what you'll be permitted to in your online version. However, the printed
version will direct the reader's attention to the online version for
your full profile.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Signups will be done exclusively online by CLICKING HERE. You'll be responsible for inputting your information in pre-designated
fields. You'll also have the opportunity to upload a photo. Until we
decide to print our next edition of the Directory, it may be more
efficient if you simply pasted the URL to your firm's online bio.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Membership in the NAPABA Partners Committee is an additional $250 per year due
(which includes your listing in the Directory). Due are collected on an annual basis, due BY DECEMBER 31ST OF EACH YEAR. UNPAID MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SUSPENDED AND UNTIL RENEWAL YOU WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE DIRECTORY. Dues are payable paid online
by credit card as you complete your profile. Your online listing must be
renewed annually by July 31 of each year. If you prefer not to pay
online, you may send your check to NAPABA, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400,
Washington, DC 20006.
CAN I EDIT OR UPDATE MY PROFILE?
Yes, you'll have the ability to edit your online profile at any time
up to any announced "Print Deadline" for any future printed version.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL AD DEALS IF MY FIRM SIGNS UP MORE THAN ONE APA PARTNER OR SENIOR ATTORNEY?
WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?
Michael P. Chu, NAPABA Partners Directory Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-984-5485).
All questions should be directed to Mike, preferably via email.