The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) is the only association focused towards all Asian Pacific American attorneys in Connecticut .  CAPABA’s membership consists of attorneys, law professors, law students and other interested individuals.  Membership in CAPABA automatically includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) that is the voice of over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys nationwide through over 45 chapters and affiliates.  CAPABA is the Connecticut affiliate of NAPABA (www.napaba.org).

CAPABA was formed on May 1, 2000.  CAPABA is a 501(c)(6) organization.  CAPABA’s mission is to establish a support network for Asian Pacific American attorneys and communities and those interested in Asian Pacific American legal issues throughout the state of Connecticut.  CAPABA undertakes activities that:

  • Represent and advocate the interests of Asian Pacific American lawyers, the legal profession and Asian Pacific American communities;
  • Encourage and promote the professional growth of Asian Pacific American lawyers, law students and other members of the legal profession;
  • Broaden professional opportunities for, and provide fellowship opportunities among, Asian Pacific American lawyers, other members of the legal profession, and law students;
  • Support the entrance and advancement of Asian Pacific Americans within the legal profession;
  • Coordinate legal services to Asian Pacific American communities within the state of Connecticut ; and
  • Provide a vehicle and forum for the unified expression of opinions and positions by legal professionals upon matters or events of concern to the legal community.

CAPABA has undertaken several activities to further our mission.  We have established a Mentor Program to assist Asian Pacific American law students in Connecticut to become successful attorneys and an Asian Pacific American Legal Referral Service.  We are also partnering with local and national bar associations in sponsoring programs and conferences.

As part of our effort to increase our membership and visibility, we need and would very much appreciate your support and assistance.  Specifically, we ask that you please consider supporting us by:

  • Passing information about CAPABA along to attorneys, law clerks in your firm and law students whom you think may have in interest in joining our membership. 
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  • Letting us know whether your firm would be interested in participating in a law firm roundtable or other program, either at a summer associate event or at CAPABA’s annual dinner.
  • Contributing $500.00 or more to become a Supporting Member of CAPABA.  We will of course provide appropriate recognition to your firm in CAPABA’s membership directory.