News Release

For Immediate Release
Aug. 31, 2016

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NAPABA Names John Ting as Its 2016 Pro Bono Award Winner


WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is proud to present the 2016 Pro Bono Award to John Ting, co-founder and partner of Ting and Tran Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. The NAPABA Pro Bono Award recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that: 1) involved impact litigation to advance or protect civil rights, and 2) provided direct legal services to individuals in the furtherance of the administration of justice. In addition to being an accomplished and highly respected attorney, entrepreneur, and mentor in the legal community, John’s tireless efforts and unparalleled service on pro bono legal matters — in conjunction with his service to the community — exemplify the qualities and spirit of the award.

The 2016 Pro Bono Award will be presented at the NAPABA Anniversary Gala at the 2016 NAPABA Convention in San Diego, California, on Nov. 5, 2016.

Nominated by the Dallas Asian American Bar Association (DAABA), John is engaged with numerous Dallas-area pro bono ventures. Currently, John represents individuals involved in removal proceedings in immigration court and advocates for their due process rights. These individuals have never committed a crime nor been arrested, but were required to appear before the immigration court for deportation processing. Without John’s legal representation, many of these individuals would have been unaware of their rights, including the opportunity to present evidence on their own behalf.

Additionally, John is a member of DAABA’s ad hoc committee on voter engagement, which coordinates and organizes specific events and initiatives to bring Asian Americans to the voting booth; serves as a board member for two organizations: Civil Service Board of the City of Dallas and the Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy; and previously served as pro bono counsel for a resident of a battered women’s shelter in a contested divorce and immigration removal proceeding.

“NAPABA is delighted to honor John Ting with the 2016 NAPABA Pro Bono Award,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. “John’s remarkable and tireless pro bono efforts throughout his Dallas community truly exemplify the spirit of NAPABA’s Pro Bono Award. He is an exceptional leader, mentor, and a true professional in every sense of the word, and NAPABA is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements of John Ting.”

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or

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 approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services 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.

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