About Us

The Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association (TAPABA) was created on May 1, 2007, as a state-wide, non-profit association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, law students and those interested in Asian American legal issues. TAPABA is affiliated with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which has been at the forefront of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights reform, combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes, increasing the diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, and professional development since 1988.

TAPABA's mission is to:

  • Represent and advocate the interests of Asian Pacific American lawyers and the legal profession in all practice settings;
  • Encourage and promote the professional growth of Asian Pacific American lawyers and other members of the legal profession;
  • Broaden professional opportunities for 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; and
  • Provide an opportunity for fellowship among legal professionals.


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