Voter Protection Program

NAPABA Launches 2018 Voter Protection Program

Building on our successful and continuing efforts to encourage lawyers to engage in pro bono voter protection efforts, NAPABA is expanding its Voter Protection Program for 2018 to promote non-partisan voter registration and  protection in the Asian Pacific American community.

In partnership with APIAVote, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on increasing Asian Pacific American voter engagement, NAPABA will help local Asian Pacific American bar associations and Asian Pacific American law student association implement non-partisan voter registration and protection programs in their local communities. As part of the NAPABA Voter Protection Program, we will continue to partner with leading Asian Pacific American voting rights programs, such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), to provide opportunities for lawyers and law students to engage in voter protection for limited English proficient voters at the polls.



Please visit APIAVote to register to vote, update your registration, check your status, and learn about absentee voting:

Learn more about the deadlines and elections in your state:

Learn about voting and your rights:



Poll Monitoring & Exit Polls

Sign-up as a poll monitor to help with AALDEF as they protect the rights of APA voters at polling locations across the country and support their exit poll. You can get CLE credit for your pro bono work. Sign-up at

Volunteers will:
  • Receive a one-hour training on voting rights, language access, and protections
  • Do at least one three-hour shift at a poll site near you on Election Day
  • Provide real-time voter protection

Trainings are currently scheduled for the following states. Visit for the latest information.

Wednesday, October 17 - San Diego, CA
Cooley LLP, 4401 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121, Lunch, 12:30PM

Thursday, October 11 – WASHINGTON, DC
Cooley (CLE Training),
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 700, Lunch, 12:30 PM

Blank Rome (CLE Training)
1825 Eye Street NW, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 23 - ATLANTA, GA
Alston & Bird LLP (CLE Training)
One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4900, Lunch, 12:00 PM

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)
3510 Shallowford Rd NE, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 17 - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA)
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, Suite A, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24 – Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law APALSA / Harvard Kennedy School - Location TBD – 6PM

Saturday, October 20 – DETROIT, MI
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, 111 East Kirby Street, 12:30 PM

Michigan Law, South Hall Room 0220, 701 South State St, 4:00PM

Wednesday, October 10 - LAS VEGAS, NV
Asian Community Development Council
2610 S Jones Street, Suite 3, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24 - NEWARK, NJ
McCarter & English LLP (CLE Training)
100 Mulberry St, Lunch, 12:30 PM

Rutgers University Law School (Newark) APALSA
Rutgers University, 123 Washington Street, Baker Moot Court Room, 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 27 – Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Asian Family Center
115 Montclaire Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, 10:00AM

Tuesday, October 9
Shearman & Sterling LLP (CLE Training)
599 Lexington Ave, Rm TBD, Lunch, 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 17
Columbia Law School x Fordham Law School
435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027 – Exact location TBD

Tuesday, October 23
New York University Law School APALSA
NYU Law School, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street (not open to the public)

Cleary Gottlieb LLP (CLE Training)
One Liberty Plaza, Rm. 3902, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24
Weil Gotshal LLP (CLE Training)
767 Fifth Avenue, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 25
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (CLE Training)
28 Liberty St, Lunch, 12:30 PM

Thursday, October 18 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Blank Rome (CLE Training)
One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Lunch, 12:00 PM

Blank Rome (CLE Training)
One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Friday, October 12 - HOUSTON, TX
OCA Greater Houston
Location TBD, Dinner, Time TBD

Saturday, October 13 - HOUSTON, TX
OCA Greater Houston
American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Fwy, Breakfast, 9:30 AM

Tuesday, October 16 - AUSTIN, TX
Fish & Richardson PC (CLE Training)
111 Congress Ave, “Fareground” (Mezzanine Level), Lunch, 12:30 PM

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
Location TBD, Dinner, 6:00 PM

*CLE trainings are 90 minutes; all other trainings are 60 minutes


Voter Hotline

Sign-up if you are interested in volunteering with the National AAPI Voter Protection Hotline national voter protection hotline led by APIAVote here.



How You Can Get Involved & Assistance Available

Bar Associations and APALSAs
Through this program, NAPABA and APIAVote will provide your associations with support and assistance to execute a tailored action plan to engage in non-partisan, non-profit voter engagement and protection efforts through the election.

Learn more about the program and how to get involved. Watch this webinar.

Sign-up by sending us a message.

Financial Assistance

Participating NAPABA affiliated bar associations and law student associations are eligible for financial assistance to run their programs, as part of the NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program. Special instructions: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that your application is part of the Voter Protection Program to be expedited.

Apply for funding here.



National Voter Registration Day - Sept. 25

In-language materials for APA voters

Information on election laws


This NAPABA program is conducted in partnership with APIAVote and with the  support of the NAPABA Pro Bono & Community Service Committee.

Contact us.


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street NW, Ste. 510
Washington, DC 20006


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