NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR APABA AWARDS
At the APABA annual banquet, we recognize two leaders who have made contributions to our community. Nominations are now being accepted for the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award and the Governor Ralph Carr Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know by submitting a statement of why the nominee deserves the honor. Send nominations to Nicoal Sperrazza, email@example.com no later than March 30, 2018.
Minoru Yasui Community Service Award
Each year, APABA and the APABA Foundation award the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award. The award goes to an individual or group whose community service exemplifies the achievement of Mr. Yasui, who challenged the laws applied to Japanese-Americans during World War II and advocated for civil rights and liberties of American citizens, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Governor Ralph Carr Award
The Governor Ralph Carr Award is given to a young attorney (10 years of practice or less) who has exhibited a commitment to public service through public sector work or a substantial commitment to community service. The award winner will be directed to spend the stipend toward CLE or repaying law school loans. Governor Carr went against popular anti-Japanese sentiment by urging Coloradans to welcome evacuees during the government's decision to resettle Japanese-Americans from the West Coast to a camp at Amache near Granada, Colorado. Carr's advocacy for racial tolerance and for protection of the basic rights of Japanese-Americans are generally thought to have cost him his political career, including his ambition for election to the United States Senate.
MARCH 7: FREE ETHICS CLE FOR MEMBERS
What could be better than a free ethics CLE on us? APABA Colorado and Hogan Lovells are hosting a free CLE program on legal ethics and technology on March 7th. Please join us for a discussion on the very relevant topic of the impact of technology on the practice of law and network with members afterwards!
Recent Rule Changes, Confidentiality and Technology, and Candor:
How has technology impacted our ethical duties as attorneys?
Sara Van Deusen, Assistant Regulation Counsel with the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, will discuss a variety of topics, including:
Location: Hogan Lovells, 1601 Wewatta Street, Suite 900, Denver
*One CLE ethics credit pending.
Please RSVP to Clark Yeh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 21: APABA GENERAL MEETING
Our next general meeting will be held on March 21st at Imperial Chinese Seafood (431 S Broadway, Denver) from 12 - 1PM. All members are welcome! Please RSVP to Sumi Lee at email@example.com by March 19th if you plan to attend.
BEGINNING JANUARY 2, 2018: APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE VACANCY
Dear leaders of the Colorado Bar Association, local and specialty/minority bar associations, federal bar associations / federal legal organizations, and other Colorado legal organizations:
The U.S. District Court has posted the following announcement on the court's public website. The Court requests your assistance to further distribute the announcement to members of your respective bar associations -- by posting it on bar association websites, and/or your legal organizations' electronic mailing lists, or social media sites. The announcement seeks applicants for the U.S. Magistrate Judge position opening that will be available upon the retirement of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, eff. July 1, 2018.
Application Period for Magistrate Judge Vacancy Opens January 2, 2018
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado. The magistrate judge application period is open from January 2, 2018 to February 1, 2018. The current annual salary of the position is $188,692. The term of office is eight (8) years.
JANUARY - EARLY APRIL 2018 (OPENING CEREMONY ON FEB 2): I WANT THE WIDE AMERICAN EARTH EXHIBIT AT UNC
A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted in the office of the clerk of the district court, located in the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Room A-105, Denver, CO 80294. The notice and application form are also available here: https://www.cod.uscourts.gov/HR/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx.
Interested persons may contact Mrs. Louise Wilson, Director, Human Resources Division, at 303-335-2490 for additional information.
Many thanks in advance for your attention and assistance. Mrs. Wilson and I are both happy to answer any questions you may have.
Human Resources Administrator
The University of Northern Colorado’s Asian Pacific American Student Services would be honored if you could join us in a celebration of Asian Pacific American history, an exploration of how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped our nation. Beginning January 29th,the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” While this first of its kind exhibition is in Colorado, the University will be sponsoring events which explore Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history, issues of identity and intersectionality, and the unique contributions of the AAPI community to America.
On February 2nd, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM the University of Northern Colorado will be hosting an opening ceremony for this exhibit at the James Michener UNC library, located on 14th Avenue & 20th Street in Greeley, Colorado. We will be featuring local AAPI artists, advocates, and scholars to highlight the exceptional contributions of the AAPI community to Colorado’s history. Join us in this inaugural celebration of the AAPI community and honoring their stories.
For more information on event times and directions please visit their website or email Alethia.Stovall@unco.edu.
FEBRUARY 17, 2018: "NEVER GIVE UP! MINORU YASUI AND THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE" PRIVATE SCREENING
On Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 pm, you're invited to a private, limited-seating screening of "Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice," a documentary about the life of Minoru Yasui leading up to World War II. Yasui was a longtime Denver social justice icon. He was one of three men who protested the injustice of Japanese American incarceration at the start of WWII and lost his case in the Supreme Court. He broke the curfew placed on Japanese in Portland and insisted he be arrested so he could fight the case in court. Unfortunately, he spent the war in a concentration camp with his family, and during his pre-trial hearings he even spent months in solitary confinement and wasn't allowed to shower.
After the war, he settled in Denver and eventually became the executive director of Denver's Agency for Community Relations, fighting for the rights of all communities of color and under-represented populations.
"Never Give Up" is a powerful Part One of Yasui's life, produced by Yasui's daughter Holly Yasui. She will be at the Feb. 17 screening and talk about her project after the film.
Admission is free and food and refreshments will be provided. The screening will be held in the Community room of Sakura Square, whose entrance is on Larimer St. Parking coupons will be provided for the Sakura Square lot when you leave.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org -- space is limited.
FEBRUARY 18, 2018: JAPANESE AMERICAN REDRESS: LEARNING LESSONS AND LONGINGS
FEBRUARY 28, 2018: NONPROFIT LEGAL AUDIT CLINIC (PLEASE APPLY BY JANUARY 16)
MARCH 1, 2018: STRAIGHT TALK WITH JUDGES CLE
MARCH 2 - 4, 2018: COLORADO DRAGON FILM FESTIVAL
In its third year, the Colorado Dragon Film Festival (CDFilm) celebrates and promotes culture, contributions, and accomplishments of Colorado’s Asian Pacific American communities through film. This year's featured country is Korea, but the festival features other great films from Asia as well. Complete festival schedule and trailers can be found here, and tickets can be purchased here.
MARCH 30, 2018: DU WATER LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
Join us for the 11th annual Water Law Review Symposium. The 2018 Symposium will explore how underserved communities use water law individually and collectively with others to empower themselves to achieve equitable water governance.
What: 2018 Water Law Review's Symposium "Forging Sovereignty, Self Determination, and Solidarity through Water Law"
When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 7:30AM
Symposium between 8:30AM - 5PM
Reception 5:00 PM - 6:30PM
Where: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2255 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208
CLE: CLE Credits pending: 7 General, 1 Ethics
Please visit the symposium website or email Lindsey Ratcliff LRatcliff19@law.du.edu for more information.