Since its inception in 1988, NAPABA has been at the forefront 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.
NAPABA monitors legislative developments and judicial appointments, promotes
APA political leadership, advocates for equal opportunity in education and the workplace, works to
eliminate violence against APAs, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community
at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for federal, state, and local agencies, members of
Congress and staff, and public service organizations on the APA legal profession, civil rights, and
diversity in the courts.
Each year, the NAPABA Board of Governors adopts resolutions to guide its policy
work and programming to promote justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.