NAPABA Resources on COVID-19 and Hate Crimes
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NAPABA Resources on COVID-19 & Hate Crimes


NAPABA Statements

May 12, 2020 | NAPABA Supports the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

May 12, 2020 | NAPABA Supports the COVID-19 Language Access Act

Apr 28, 2020  | NAPABA Concerned About Order Suspending Some Immigration to the U.S.

Apr 27, 2020  | APA Bars Support Congressional Resolutions on Anti-Asian Hate

Apr 02, 2020  | NAPABA Welcomes Congressional Resolutions on Anti-Asian Hate

Apr 02, 2020  | National Bar Associations Denounce Rising Anti-Asian Hate Related to the Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020 | Staying Connected While Keeping Your Distance

Mar 24, 2020 | NAPABA Comment on the President's Remarks About Asian Americans

Mar 24, 2020 | 180+ Organizations Call on the White House to Address Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes

Mar 18, 2020 | NAPABA Denounces Use of Racist Language to Describe Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 | A Message About Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 | 260+ Organizations Call on Congress to Denounce Anti-Asian Racism

Feb 24, 2020 | Organizational Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus

July 23, 2020 | 100+ Organizations call on Congress for the Removal of Communcation and Language Barries for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment



Examples from Local Bar Associations

Apr 22, 2020  | AABA Chicago and Cook County (IL) State's Attorney's Joint Statement on anti-AAPI Hate Crimes

Apr 20, 2020  | AABA Chicago and Illinois Attorney General's Joint Statement on anti-AAPI Hate Crimes

Apr 18, 2020  | APABA-Pennsylvania Guide on Hate Crimes with Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia

Mar 19, 2020 | Asian American Bar Association of Chicago on Fox 32 -  Chicago

Mar 19, 2020 | Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania on ABC 6 - Philadelphia



*Though content like this typically reserved for members, given the current climate, we’re choosing to be more inclusive and are  offering non-members a glimpse of the resources that come with being a NAPABA member. Make sure you check out the  membership page to find out what other resources a NAPABA membership can provide you.



Webinars

Please visit napaba.org/webinars for a complete listing of upcoming and past webinars, including handouts.

Upcoming



Past Webinars

How to Stay Centered and Connected During Hardship

Presented by the NAPABA Wellness Committee

Watch a recording online here. (Recorded March 19, 2020)

With coronavirus impacting our homes and our work, the Wellness Committee presents an open session to guide you through practices on how to stay centered as you manage your life through times of crisis. The program will include a guided self-check-in, tips on how to create space for yourself, and an interactive discussion on supporting others while supporting yourself in a changing environment.

Panelists:

  • Angela Oh, Co-Chair, NAPABA Wellness Committee
  • Rudhir Krishtel, Wellness Committee Co-Chair & Consultant, Krishtel Coaching

 

Managing the Solo and Small Firm During COVID-19 and Other Public Crises

Presented by the NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee

Watch a recording online here. (Recorded March 25, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty and fear to all businesses, but one thing you can be certain of is your response to the unprecedented circumstances. For now, and if/when the next public crisis hits, solo practitioners and managing partners need to be prepared to keep business running as usual. This webinar will address three key issues currently affecting firms—working from home, staying on top of your practice and workflow, and keeping up with marketing and business development efforts—and provide practical tips on how to manage your firm through a crisis.

Panelists:

  • Peter Sabido - Partner, Chernoff Vilhauer LLP; Co-Chair, NAPABA SSF Network; & Member, NAPABA Board of Governors
  • Sherin Varghese - Staff Attorney and e-Discovery Manager, Willenken LLP
  • Jason Wilson - Partner, Willenken LLP & CLE Co-Chair, NAPABA SSF Network
 
Employment Law and Coronavirus: An Update and Discussion

Presented by the NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee

Watch a recording online here. (Recorded March 26, 2020)

Employers all over the country are scrambling to navigate the rapidly changing impacts from the coronavirus COVID-19. Join us for a free webinar as we review top issues employers need to know, including new legislation and orders, issues arising from shelter in place orders, and more. We will have time for questions, and our panelists and attendees will have an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences related to issues faced by employers during these challenging times.

Panelists:

  • Thy Bui - Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP; Co-Chair, NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee; & Member, NAPABA Board of Governors
  • Amanda Fu - Senior Employment Counsel, Rubrik, Inc.; Co-Chair, NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee
  • Joon Hwang - Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC.; Co-Chair, NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee
  • Arlene Yang - Partner, Brown Law Group; Co-Chair, NAPABA Labor & Employment Committee
 
Scamming Gone Viral – Maintaining your company’s cyber hygiene in the wake of COVID-19

Watch a recording online here. (Recorded March 31, 2020)

In the wake of the coronavirus, increased counties, states, and countries are going on lock down pursuant to shelter in place orders. As the world’s workforce largely goes remote and teams essential to maintaining a company’s infrastructure are unable to do “business as usual,” your company’s cyber health is particularly important. Tune in to find out how scammers are exploiting the public health crisis, methods of protecting the safety and integrity of your systems, and going a necessary step further by requiring your vendors to maintain the sensitivity and security of your data.

Panelists:

  • Avanti Bakane - Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani; Vice President of Communications, NAPABA Board of Governors
  • Rich Green - Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Brian Middlebrook - Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Joe Salvo - Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

 

Meeting a New C hallenge - Effective Lawyering in the Wake of COVID-19

Presented by the NAPABA Wellness Committee

Watch online here. (Recorded April 1, 2020)

Being an effective lawyer in today’s environment means you need more than knowledge and experience in the old system.  Things are changing rapidly; as the uncertainty continues, it is critical to take care of your personal capacity to provide advice, counsel, and leadership.

As API attorneys, we are facing a unique situation:  We are like everyone else in the field of law, taking care of our clients, families, and communities.  In addition, we are faced with the unique situation of facing either explicit or implicit anti-Asia biases, both in the profession and sometimes among clients.  The stress for NAPABA members is multi-faceted and we are offering these self-care and self-check webinars to lift some of the weight off your shoulders – literally.  Join this session to:  review basics of body scan, take a break from constantly doing, get grounded in the present, and reflect in a safe space on what is working, what might need more attention, and get tips and tools to carry on.

Panelists:

  • Angela Oh, Wellness Committee Co-chair
  • Rudhir Krishtel, Wellness Committee Co-chair

 

Pandemic and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans: From Past to Present

Presented by the NAPABA Civil Rights Committee & the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)

Watch online here. (Recorded April 3, 2020)

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to an upsurge in violence and racial harassment against Asian Americans, and a rise in racially charged remarks from politicians, including the White House. What lessons from our past inform our present?  In the San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic of 1900, a race-based inoculation plan and quarantine was enforced against Chinese residents.  This was but just one example of a long and unfortunate history of racial scapegoating. Learn how race has been used in the arena of public health, how you can right discrimination, and how states and the federal government can help.

Panelists:

  • Chris M. Kwok - APABA Dispute Resolution Co Chair, AABANY Issue Chair
  • Prof. Gabriel “Jack” Chin - UC Davis Law School
  • Harpreet Singh Mokha - US DOJ - Community Relations Service
  • Rahat N. Babar - Special Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey; Chair, NAPABA Civil Rights Committee
  • Matt Stevents - Reporter, The New York Times

 

Finding Ease During Uncertainty

Presented by the NAPABA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, NAPABA Wellness Committee, and APABA Silicon Valley.

Watch online here. (Recorded on April 14)

It's a stressful and anxious time for many. You may be overwhelmed trying to figure out how to work from home, manage childcare, care for elderly parents, and worry about what's ahead. Please join Jeena Cho, attorney, and author of the best-selling book, "The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation" on Tuesday, April 14, at 10:00 AM PDT for a live Zoom session. In 20-minutes, Jeena will share tools for relaxing the anxious brain, practices for returning to homeostasis and lead you in a short guided meditation.

Panelists:

  • Jeena Cho, attorney, and author of the best-selling book: The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation

 

Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses – The CARES Act & Paycheck Protection for Your Firm and Small Businesses

Register online here. (April 21, 4pm-5pm ET/1pm-2pm PT)

The CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, and other programs offer relief to thousands of small businesses around the country so they can stay afloat. Learn what these laws do, what is in the pipeline, and how companies can take advantage, so you can advise your clients, help your small firm, and other AAPI small businesses.

Panelists:

  • Yankun Guo, Partner, Goldstein McClintock
  • Joon Hwang, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Co-chair, NAPABA Labor and Employment Committee
  • Louise K.Y. Ing, Partner, Dentons; Board Member, NAPABA-Hawaii
  • Rich Williams, Partner, Dentons; Co-chair, AABANY Tax Committee
  • Carrie Xu, Associate, Dentons
  • Arlene Yang, Partner, Brown Law Group; Co-chair, NAPABA Labor and Employment Committee
Coronavirus Relief for the Individual – CARES Act and Other Public Assistance Programs

Register online here. (April 23, 4pm-5pm ET/1pm-2pm PT)

The CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, and other programs offer relief and expanded benefits to many individuals to help them weather the financial impact of the coronavirus. Learn what these laws do, what is in the pipeline, and how individuals can take advantage, so you can advise your clients and support those in need.

Panelists:

  • Brenton Inouye, Managing Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Joann Lee, Special Counsel on Language Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA); Co-chair, NAPABA Pro Bono and Community Service Committee
  • Josephine Lee, Staff Attorney, Economic Stability, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Agatha Schmaedick Tan, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)
  • Vincent Tong, Principal, Tong Law
Estate Planning 101 – Wills, Trusts, & Health Care Directives

Register online here. (April 24, 2pm-3pm ET/11am-12pm PT)

COVID-19 has raised a lot of fears and concerns over the unknown. It's important, especially in times of crisis, to think about estate planning so that you can be organized and prepared for worst case scenarios, including disability and death. Discussing estate planning with your loved ones while you are alive and well is a really good way to have open communication about important decisions and to ensure that you and your loved ones will be taken care of if something happens to you. Join us for an overview of wills, trusts, and disability documents and how you can best leave a legacy for your loved ones through effective estate planning.

Panelists:

  • Stephanie A.H. Louie, Associate Attorney at Bloomquist Law, PLLC, an estate planning firm in Austin, Texas
  • Lucy K. Park, Partner in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie LLP

Learning, Sustaining, and Embracing the New Normal During the COVID 19 Pandemic: Affiliate Leaders Share Their Challenges 

Register online here (April 29, 2020 | Noon-1 PM ET)

In the midst of a pandemic crisis, NAPABA's affiliates face unprecedented challenges in fundraising, membership engagement, communications and advocacy. Hear three leaders discuss the obstacles they encounter in serving their bar associations and their communities while managing their professional and personal lives.

Panelists:

  • John Hamasaki, President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Margaret Ling, Development Director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Gary Zhao, President of the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago & Treasurer of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Moderator:

  • Bridgette Y. Ahn, Vice-President for Membership, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association & Past President, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

 

COVID-19’s Impact on Life Insurance and Family Law – Understanding Insurance Pitfalls and New Application Changes, and Navigating Divorce and Marital Disputes

Register online here. (April 30,  2pm-3pm ET/11am-12pm PT)

COVID-19 is impacting every family. This program will discuss life insurance needs, pitfalls to avoid during the plan design process, and the rapid application changes at this time. In addition, for some families, stay-at-home orders have caused or exacerbated marital troubles. For those for whom divorce is becoming an increasing reality, this program will provide a roadmap of the divorce process – how it works, what issues can arise, and what potential complexities to be mindful of.

Panelists:

  • Stephanie A.H. Louie, Associate Attorney at Bloomquist Law, PLLC, an estate planning firm in Austin, Texas
  • Lucy K. Park, Partner in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie LLP

 

 

 

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    CARES Act, Small Business, and Financial Resources

     

    Executive Order on Suspending Immigration

     

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