The United States of America boasts one of the finest legal systems in the world. For over 200 years, the country has provided a fair and just way in which discrepancies can be solved and justice can be served. Many international legal systems base the format of their legal system on that of the United States. When Asian Pacific American legal professionals choose to practice law within the United States, they are able to access the American legal system with all of its benefits, and all of its responsibilities. However, Asian Pacific American lawyers retain unique cultural practices and needs. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the answer for all Asian Pacific Americans who practice law.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is an incorporated, non-profit, national association representing the interests of over 40,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students in the United States. Since it was founded in 1988, NAPABA has been at the head of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights, combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes, increasing the diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, and professional development for all of its members.
The association works effectively to maintain the high quality of the legal system in the United States from a perspective that best serves all Asian Pacific Americans, as well as other members of the public. Public education programs, continuing legal education opportunities, and conferences are held to share the most recent information regarding law. The organization is known for its contribution to legal matters as well as its continued significance across the United States.