NAPABA Elections from now until Sept 16, 2013

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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Elections
Voting starts August 15, 2013!  Get your vote out now!

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

As you may know, FACL is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Northeast Region.  All dues paying members of FACL as of August 1, 2013 are NAPABA members and have the right to vote in the upcoming NAPABA election.  For more information about NAPABA, see http://www.napaba.org.

There are two contested positions for the 2013-2014 election year:

(1) President-Elect and (2) VP Programs & Operations.

(1) President-Elect

For the President-Elect position, the FACL Board has decided not to formally endorse either candidate, George Chen or Han Choi, but encourages all its membership to cast votes.  Below are messages from each of the candidates, with links to further information.

Message from George Chen:

George Chen has the support of over 150 NAPABA members (including 9 NAPABA Past Presidents) to be the next NAPABA President-Elect.  George’s supporters agree that the depth and breadth of his experience with NAPABA make him the best candidate for President-Elect.  George is the only candidate for President-Elect with experience as an Officer of NAPABA, and he has served on the NAPABA board for twice as long as any other candidate for President-Elect.  George’s vision and plans for NAPABA include enhanced membership services for everyone, including solos and small firms, as well as government and public interest lawyers.  See George’s website at www.GeorgeChenForNAPABA.com for a list of his endorsements and for details regarding his experience and his vision and plans for NAPABA.  Please vote for George to be the next NAPABA President-Elect!

http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=statementgchen2013

Personal Message from Han Choi:

I'm Han Choi, and I humbly offer myself to become your next NAPABA President-Elect. As President-Elect, I will collaborate with you to make NAPABA a stronger advocate for its members and a conduit through which you can achieve your professional and personal goals. Read more about my candidate statement here <http://www.ballardspahr.com/~/media/Files/Professionals/Misc/NAPABA-Candidate-Statement>.  As one of the few APA Office Managing Partners in the country and Chair of the Host Committee for the successful 2011 National NAPABA Convention, I have experience as a leader and consensus builder within NAPABA and the legal profession. I have consistently brought vision and enthusiasm for working with people and solving complex problems. If elected, I’ll bring this same vision, energy, and spirit of collaboration to NAPABA. I want to make NAPABA your NAPABA in a more meaningful way. Thank you!
Find out more about my campaign and connect with me on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/hanchoiesq).

http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=statementhchoi2013

(2) VP Programs & Operations

After some consideration, the FACL Board has decided to formally endorse Jin Hwang for the position of VP Programs & Operations.  Jin has been a long-standing supporter of FACL, and many of you will have met her at FACL events, both as a speaker and an enthusiastic participant.

Although FACL has formally endorsed Jin, and the Board encourages its membership to cast votes in Jin's favour, we provide below links to information regarding both Jin and Michael:

Jin Hwang
http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=statementjhwang2013

Michael Yim
http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=statementmyim2013

Other Positions

The other positions are not contested, and FACL has taken no position on them.  Further information about the full slate of candidates for the NAPABA election may be found at:

http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=BoardElections2013

FACL encourages each eligible FACL member to vote in the upcoming NAPABA elections for Jin Hwang, who has been endorsed formally by FACL for VP Programs & Operations, and to cast votes for either George Chen or Han Choi for the President-Elect position.  Although not contested, you may also choose to cast votes for the other positions.

Ballot submissions MUST be received by
11:59pm PT on Monday, September 16, 2013.

If you believe that you were a dues paying member of FACL as of August 1, 2013 but do not receive the NAPABA election ballot by email or mail from NAPABA (by August 15, 2013), please contact facl.ontario@facl.ca.

Thank you.

Lai-King Hum
President
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers