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2016 Conference

The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Conference will be held on October 14-15, 2016 in San Jose, California. The 2016 conference will take place in conjunction with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California’s (VABANC) 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner on Friday, October 14, 2016. VABANC is honored to co-host the combined event this year as NCVAA returns to San Jose, where VABANC co-hosted the very first conference in 2006.

This year’s conference, based on the theme “Innovate”, provides an opportunity for attendees to network with attorneys, members of the judiciary, prominent legal scholars, jurists, and law students from all over the nation. Attorneys can receive valuable continuing legal education (CLE) credits on a number of stimulating current topics taught by scholars and practitioners.



The detailed Conference Schedule can be downloaded here.


VABANC 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner and NCVAA Welcoming Gala 
Date| Friday, October 14, 2016
Time| 5:30 p.m. Registration & Cocktail Hour |
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Program
Location| Dynasty Restaurant – Grand Century Mall
Address | 1001 Story Road, 2nd Floor | San Jose, CA 95122
Keynote Speaker | Professor Joseph Thai |
The University of Oklahoma, College of Law
Trailblazer Award Recipient | Ann A.P. Nguyen | Robinson & Wood, Inc.
Presentation of VABANC Scholarship Award
Presentation of VLF Fellowship
Installation of VABANC Board


Early arrivals, please stop by at 5:30 p.m. for the cocktail networking hour. Dinner and Program begins at 6:45 p.m.


NCVAA 10th Annual Conference 
Date | Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time | 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Program |  5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reception Gala
Location | San Jose City Hall Rotunda
Address | 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Keynote Speaker | Viet Thanh Nguyen |
Recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his novel, The Sympathizer
Keynote Speaker | Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen Chair of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Cornerstone Award Recipient |The Honorable Jacqueline Duong | Judge, Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County 
Installation of NCVAA Board 


Saturday, October 15, 2016  
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          
9:30 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m.
      Morning Panel Discussions
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
       Lunch Plenary Session
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  
       Afternoon Panel Discussions
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
       Judges’ Panel
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
      Closing Reception Gala*


*No Host Bar opens at 5:30 p.m. Full dinner service from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to include California Cheese board station, assorted appetizers, gourmet salad bar, meat carving stations, and Viennese dessert table.


Parking for Saturday
Free parking is available at the City Hall Employee Garage at 4th & St. John, San Jose, CA.


The detailed Conference Schedule can be downloaded here.



For sponsorship information or any general questions,
please contact:


Mai D. Luu, Sponsorship Chair | (408) 975-9321


Kim Nguyen Gray, NCVAA President


For more information about the conference and NCVAA, please visit


For information about VABANC, please visit


Special thanks to the support of our sponsors, who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to supporting both NCVAA and VABANC on this occasion of NCVAA’s  10th Annual Conference and to the advancement of Vietnamese professionals in the legal profession.





Enenstein Ribakoff LaViña & Pham
KLT Legal
Law Firm of Chinh T. Vo & Law Offices of Hien Doan


Law Office of Duy Thai


Kim Nguyen Gray
Tita Nguyen & Michael Le


If your firm would like to be part of this historic celebration, please contact Mai D. Luu at To download the Sponsorship Form, please click here.

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