2020-21 NAPABA Board of Governors | Candidate Endorsements

2020-21 NAPABA Board of Governors | Candidate Endorsements 

 

A Message from the Nominations and Elections Committee

Dear Members,

The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to present for your consideration the following Officer and Director candidates who have been found eligible under the Rules. In preparation of the exercise of your right to vote, we encourage you to take the time to consider the vision each candidate has for NAPABA and the diverse perspectives across the Board as a whole. We have instructed each candidate to respond to the following questions within his/her statement:

(1) Why did you become involved with NAPABA and what has your involvement looked like over time?

(2) What skills, community connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer and are willing to use on behalf of NAPABA?

(3) The NAPABA Board determines the mission and purpose of NAPABA. How do you envision the Board furthering NAPABA’s mission to promote justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans and to foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy, and community involvement?

(4) What should NAPABA’s strategic focus areas be (i.e., over next three to five years) and how and to what extent do NAPABA’s current mission, purpose, programs and services align with your suggested focus areas?

We thank each of the candidates for their willingness to serve our organization and our community.


Endorsements | Deadline - Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. EDT         

The Committee believes that the active participation of member affiliates and individuals is essential to a vibrant and diverse organization. The Committee encourages the engagement of NAPABA’s members in the nomination and election process. For these reasons, the Committee desires to facilitate the ability of members to inform other members of candidate qualifications and support candidates through endorsements, advertisements, articles, etc.NAPABA supports the use of endorsements in the nomination and election process that determines Board leadership for future years. NAPABA believes that endorsements serve an important function in its electoral process: 

  • Endorsements serve to engage affiliates and individual NAPABA members in evaluating and assessing the qualifications of candidates for NAPABA offices

  • Endorsements foster discussion and debate among and between NAPABA affiliates and individual members about NAPABA activities and the organization’s future and direction

  • Endorsements educate members about the sources of support and the degree of enthusiasm for particular candidates

  • Endorsements may offer insights into the views and attitudes of candidates on particular issues

  • Endorsements may speak to a candidate’s level of involvement, leadership, and experience with affiliates or other organizations

 


Who may endorse?

  • Any individual who is a NAPABA member in good standing may endorse any candidate. Please note that you are required to sign in your NAPABA account to submit your endorsement. 

  • Any bar association that is a NAPABA affiliate in good standing may endorse any candidate with confirmation of such endorsement provided by the current president of the bar association

  • No individual or bar association will be permitted to endorse more than one candidate for the same office

  • Current members of the NAPABA Nominating & Elections Committee, the NAPABA President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and NAPABA Committees/Networks may not endorse any candidate in any capacity

  • Other NAPABA Board Members, NAPABA staff members, and NAPABA Committee/Network chairs may provide endorsements in their individual capacity, but not in their official capacities or on behalf of the NAPABA Board or NAPABA Committees/Networks

 

Please refer to Exhibit A of the Nominations and Elections Rules for endorsement policy and protocols.

 


 

2020-21 Board of Governors Officer and Director Candidates


Headshot of Sid Kanazawa


Sid Kanazawa

Candidate for President-Elect

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Headshot of Gary Zhao


Gary Zhao

Candidate for President-Elect

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Headshot of Hogene Choi


Hogene Choi

Candidate for Treasurer

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Headshot of Judy M. Lam


Judy M. Lam

Candidate for Secretary

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 Headshot of Jim Goh

Jim Goh

Candidate for Director

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Headshot of Marty Lorenzo


Marty Lorenzo

Candidate for Director

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Headshot of Philip L. Nulud


Philip L. Nulud

Candidate for Director

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Headshot of Brendan Wong


Brendan Wong

Candidate for Director

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Questions?

All candidates have agreed to abide by the NAPABA Election Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, comments, observations, or concerns about potentially inappropriate or unfair campaign activity by candidates or their supporters, please contact elections@napaba.org.

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