Get Involved

2012 NAPABA Convention volunteers with NAPABA President-Elect Wendy Shiba.


The 2012 NAPABA Convention is about the Asian American and Pacific Islander legal community coming together to reach monumental heights. Our success depends on the involvement of members all across the country, working together for progress and change.


We need your help to make this the most successful NAPABA Convention yet. We are seeking attorneys of all backgrounds with any type of skills they may have. Sign up now and be a part of a monumental event.

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We are looking for law students to volunteer at the 2012 NAPABA Convention. We have a limited number of slots to fill on a first-come-first-serve basis, but we reserve the right to change this policy, as needed, to promote diversity (gender, geographic, etc.) among the law student volunteers.

How can I apply to be a law student volunteer?
You can sign up at:

The deadline to sign-up to be a volunteer is Friday, September 21, although priority may be given to those who apply earlier. Please note that filling out the application form does NOT guarantee a spot on the volunteer team. Selections of volunteers will be made by the Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs and will be formally confirmed.

What is the time commitment to volunteer at the Convention?
Volunteers will work at least 8 hours (one 8-hour shift or two 4-hour shifts). We will need volunteers at various times during the entire week of the Convention (Monday, November 12 through Sunday, November 18).

What are the benefits of volunteering? Can I get a discount on the registration fee?
Volunteering will enable you to work closely with practicing attorneys and other law students from D.C. and across the country. You can polish your networking skills, make new friends and expand your contacts, and informally seek valuable mentoring and career advice.

And upon fulfilling your 8-hour time commitment, you’ll receive a waiver or refund of your registration fee.

If law student volunteers can get their registration fees waived or refunded, do they still need to register for the Convention in the first place?
Yes. You should still plan to register for the Convention. Once we finalize our law student volunteers list, we will provide a discount code to confirmed volunteers, which can be entered into the registration website. Your credit card information will be recorded, but your card will not be charged unless you fail to honor your 8-hour time commitment.

If you have already registered and paid your registration fee, we will make arrangements for you to receive a refund of your registration fee after the Convention, provided that you fulfilled your 8-hour time commitment.

When will I be able to sign up for volunteer shifts?
You can apply to volunteer now. Once we finalize the selection of law student volunteers, we will begin scheduling the law student volunteers for various shifts. We are projecting that the shift sign-up will take place in late October.

Am I required to attend training?
Yes. Within a few weeks before the NAPABA Convention, you will attend a training session for all law student volunteers.

What if I live outside the D.C. area? Will I still be able to participate in a training session?
Yes. You will be able to participate in the training session by telephone.

Will the Host Committee provide housing for law student volunteers coming out of town?
No. Unfortunately the Host Committee will be unable to provide housing for law student volunteers coming from out of town.

Will law student volunteers have to pay for parking?
Yes, but the Metrorail is very accessible, and we recommend using it.

Who should I contact if I have any other law student volunteer questions?
Send us an email at:

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