Save the Date

 Please save the date for VABANC’s 16th Annual Scholarship Dinner on Friday, October 3, 2014, at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda.  More details to follow. 

Call for Nominations for VABANC Trailblazer Honoree

Every year, at our Annual Scholarship Dinner, VABANC honors an outstanding individual who is a trailblazer within the Vietnamese American legal community. A trailblazer is someone who is a pioneer or innovator, blazing a trail to guide others.  Specifically, this is any individual who has: (1) demonstrated leadership and (2) made significant and notable contributions to the community. The honoree does not need to be Vietnamese-American; the individual is anyone whose efforts have blazed a trail for the Vietnamese-American legal community. If you know some who fits the description, we'd love to hear from you.  Please send an email to Tuan Ngo at  Please include a brief explanation as to why you feel the person is a trailblazer.  The deadline for all nominations is June 15, 2014.

Membership Renewals are Due

It's that time of year again!  The 2014-2015 membership period begins on April 15.  If you have not yet renewed your membership for the year, we're here to help.  (If you recently joined VABANC and paid for membership earlier this year already, you don’t need to do anything further.  That covers you for April 2014-April 2015 so you’re ahead of the game!)
Renewing is almost as easy as clicking here.  All you have to do after clicking on the link is provide us the requested information and submit the dues - then you're done!
We accept online payments via Paypal (no offense to Google Wallet, but we're not there yet), and dues are set as follows:
  • $75 for in-house counsel and attorneys with firms that have 20 or more attorneys.
  • $50 for attorneys in small firms or solo practices.
  • $30 for public interest or government attorneys.
  • FREE for law students or attorneys who haven't been discovered yet but should have been the moment they passed the bar.
Your dues will help with VABANC programs such as our monthly community clinics, mentorship program, and our scholarships.  VABANC's success is because of contributions from members like you, and we hope that you will continue to support us.