MAABA is getting ready for the Gateway Dragon Boat Festival 2013

MAABA is proud to participate in the Gateway Dragon Boat Festival 2013, teaming up with American Chamber of Commerce and the Young Asian Professionals Association to filed two strong boats.  This year’s festival will feature a dragon dance by Shaolin Lohan Pai Dance Troupe, taiko drumming by St. Louis Taiko Otsuwa and performances by the International Shaolin Wushu Center, Violet Li’s tai chi group and St. Louis Japanese Ju Jitsu Club.  And if that weren’t enough, MAABA is holding its annual pig roast at the Festival.  Please join us and cheer on our teams!


Here’s a link to the festival website, which has directions:

13th Annual St. Louis Unity Dinner

The 13th Annual Unity Dinner will be May 11, 2013 at 6:00PM in the Hotel Lumiere Atrium. Join us for an exciting evening to celebrate diversity in the city of St. Louis. Click on “Continue reading” to register and pay online.

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13th Annual Unity Dinner will honor Chief Justice Richard Teitelman

MAABA is proud to announce that Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard
Teitelman will receive the annual Torchbearer award at this years Unity Dinner. Justice Teitelman has been an active supporter of MAABA since the organization was found more than a decade ago. Furthermore, Justice Teitelman’s continued commitment to diversity in the St. Louis Metro area has been instrumental in increasing diversity. in the legal and local community.  We invite everyone to come join us at the 13th Annual Unity Dinner to celebrate the achievements of Justice Teitelman.


Call for CLE Program ideas for the 25th Annuanl NAPABA Convention

In November 2013, Kansas City will host the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention. In
addition to celebrating the 25th anniversary of the NAPABA Convention, the Convention will also focus on the MOmentum achieved by Asian Pacific American attorneys in the past twenty-five years, as well as practical ways to keep the momentum going for all NAPABA members. We welcome submissions that not only acknowledge our past achievements, but also explore practical solutions and advice for our attendees’ future development.

The deadline for submissions is 8:00 pm EDT, Wednesday May 1, 2013.

More Information Here

The Mound City Bar Association’s Black History Month Reception

On February 26, 2013, The Mound City Bar Association hosted a wonderful reception on black history month, and MAABA members took time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in our country. From Left to Right: Fibbens Koranteng, Pari Sheth, George Wu, Honorable George Draper, Honorable Judy Draper, Sreeny Dandamudi, Jim Robinson

The Year of the Snake holds big things for MAABA

MAABA is busy planning for a big year.  Things to look forward to this year include the 12th Annual Unity Dinner,  Asian Heritage Month, and NAPABA’s conference in Kansas City.

The annual St. Louis Unity Dinner is expected to be as big as ever. The leadership is looking forward to bringing in people from across the region for a celebration of the culture diversity that is unique to the St. Louis Area. As plans are finalized, look to this website for more details about the location, time, and date.

MAABA also plans to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May with a number of events aimed at inviting everyone to celebrate and enjoy Asian Culture. Tentative plans include a joint happy hour with the Young Asian Professional Associations (YAPA) and the OCA.

MAABA will also continue its outreach to law students with a focus on the Mentor program that has helped foster bonds between our professional community and the schools that are training our future peers. We are always looking for mentors, and we invite you to apply to our program as either a mentor or a mentee.

Finally, 2013 will also find the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. MAABA will be partnering with the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas city to help plan this event. Board members from both organizations are working together to make the 40th annual convention a success.

MAABA prepares for 2013 with new leadership

James Robinson will take over as president of MAABA after years of hard work and service to the organization. He will be joined by the following people as the organization enters an exciting year that will not only include the Unity Dinner, but the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s annual conference in the State of Missouri. He will lead and executive board comprised of the following people.

President – James Robinson
Vice-President – Lilian Doan
Secretary – John Mark Hongs
Treasurer – Carol H. Li

Board of Directors:

Johnny Wang
Julie Madsen
Maylin Mahoney
David Kim
Wil Holtz
Sreenu Dandamudi
Daniel Sakaguchi
Hon. Judy Draper
Angela S. Yee
George Wu
Richard Juang
Holly You
Alexander S.Y. Lee