2021 NAPABA Elections
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2021 NAPABA Elections

NAPABA has grown exponentially over the past decade—maturity, stature, and staff. As a result, the Board of Governors has continued to evolve as an oversight and governing body committed to the mission and purpose of NAPABA. The governing Board of 23 and national staff of seven (7) complement and support each other—together focused on NAPABA’s mission through different perspectives and actions.

NAPABA is committed to having a best-in-class governing board that reflects the diverse Asian Pacific American legal community and has the right blend of skill, expertise, community connections, and diverse perspectives as a whole. To that end, the NAPABA Board of Governors embarked on a positive, forward looking, transformation—transitioning the Board from an operationally engaged group to a more strategically focused governing board that will employ a “best practice” standing committee framework to better execute its organizational oversight responsibilities.

The NAPABA Board of Governors now includes five (5) Officers and four (4) Directors elected by the membership, ten (10) Regional Governors chosen by the NAPABA regions, and four (4) At-Large Board Members who are appointed by the Board of Governors. In addition, the NAPABA Board of Governors has established three (3) Standing Committees: Governance, Nominations and Elections; Finance; and Programs. These new Standing Committees may include a mix of Board and non-Board members and will allow committee members to collectively oversee key strategic areas important to NAPABA, as well as assess matters of consequence in depth, and provide recommendations to the entire Board. Stay tuned for future opportunities to lend your talent and support to NAPABA and participate in NAPABA Standing Committees

    Candidate Endorsements 

    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. 




    Governance Documents

    Voter Eligibility 

    In order to vote, you must be licensed to practice law in the U.S. or Canada (or have previously been licensed and now retired) and you must have activated your membership with NAPABA  on or before August 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  We highly recommend you sign-up before this date to ensure there are no problems with processing your membership.

    Members of NAPABA affiliate bar associations may activate their membership on the NAPABA website with a complimentary code. Please contact your affiliate leadership to obtain the code. In order to vote in the Election, you must activate your NAPABA membership on our website.

    Non-lawyer members (Law Student and Non-Attorney membership categories) and members who use a National Associate's complimentary code are not eligible to vote.


    Nominations | Now Closed 


    Officer and Director Candidates

    NAPABA seeks outstanding individuals of high character and integrity with proven leadership and board governance skills and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NAPABA.


    At-Large Board Member Candidates

    NAPABA desires to have diverse and inclusive representation on the Board of Governors, to increase the pipeline of candidates to the Board, and to maintain the Board’s institutional knowledge and experience. 



    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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