NAPABA Connects


NAPABA Connects is a unique program exclusive to in-house counsel convention registrants and Jade, Platinum, Gold or Solo and Small Firm sponsors. Diverse law firm attorneys are given a forum to meet one-on-one with in-house counsel to make meaningful connections and cultivate a business relationship. In-house counsel can grow their diverse preferred provider portfolios. 

NAPABA Connects takes place at the NAPABA Convention each November. In 2020, the NAPABA Convention is going virtual and so will NAPABA Connects. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one virtual meetings between late October through December 31, 2020. All participants are invited to attend the exclusive NAPABA Connects Mixer during the NAPABA Virtual Experience November 4-7, 2020. All program participants must be registered for and attending the NAPABA Virtual Experience.

Program Timeline

September 23 | IHC application deadline at 5 pm ET

September 25 | Law firm application available

October 13 | Law firm application deadline at 5 pm ET

October 16 | NAPABA staff to contact IHC with program acceptance notice

October 28 | NAPABA staff to contact IHC and law firm with matching notice

Law Firm One-on-One Meeting Application

Application Open | Sign-up Now

Only Solo and Small Firm, Jade, Platinum and Gold sponsors are eligible to apply. 

Solo and Small Firm Sponsors have access to a maximum of three meetings, Gold Sponsors have access to a maximum of five meetings, and Platinum and Jade sponsors have unlimited access.  

Not a sponsor? Click here to learn more about partnering with us. 

In-House Counsel Participation and Application

Application Closed | Contact Maureen Gelwicks with Questions

In addition to the opportunity to meet with diverse outside counsel, NAPABA will be offering in-house counsel the opportunity to meet with existing preferred provider firms. NAPABA's national convening of Asian Pacific American attorneys this fall provides the perfect forum to meet with attorneys that you may not know and expand your network. To facilitate this meeting, we have provided a list of firms that are eligible to participate in NAPABA Connects, you may select from this list firms you wish to meet with. In late October, we will provide you with a list of contacts from the selected firms in addition to a list of all certified minority or women-owned firms who are participating in NAPABA Connects. This will enable you to select firms beyond your preferred provider network for meetings, if you so choose. 

NAPABA will offer participating in-house counsel a registration reimbursement in the amount of $275. Only one in-house counsel from each company may receive a registration reimbursement for conducting two one-on-one meetings and attending the NAPABA Connects Mixer on November 5 at 5:00 PM ET. Reimbursements will be disbursed after the one-on-one meetings have concluded. 

Participants will be invited to participate in the program only if they are selected by law firm participants for 30 minute one-on-one meetings to be scheduled by firms between October 28 - December 31, 2020. 

Connects Mixer

During the NAPABA Virtual Experience, a NAPABA Connects Mixer will be hosted exclusively for NAPABA Connects Program participants. An invitiation to the NAPABA Connects Mixer will be forthcoming. In-house counsel participants are required to attend this event.


Contact Development & Programs Manager Maureen Gelwicks.  

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