Message From Our President
Chinh H. Pham
Together Towards Tomorrow
In 2010, a group of Vietnamese American attorneys set out to create the first-ever national Vietnamese American bar association. We envisioned an organization that would unite and serve our membership not just to enable networking, but to enrich our communities. Out of this early commitment, the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) was born.
From the inaugural installation ceremony nearly a decade ago to the present, NCVAA has grown significantly in number, and produced a succession of wonderful annual conferences. We celebrate members’ successes, support each other in striving for excellence in our field, and encourage each new generation of Vietnamese-American legal professionals. We should be proud of what we have started, and prouder still to know that this organization will continue to work, nurture, and grow what has been built well into the future.
As a longtime NCVAA member, I can personally claim that my involvement in the organization has gone a long way toward building meaningful relationships and quality interactions within the Vietnamese-American attorney community.
Now, as the 2020 NCVAA President, my goal is to bring the association into the next decade, expanding opportunities for all members to get involved, network with each other, and learn from one another. I believe that we are stewards of the NCVAA mission and its vision for the future practice of law. With this focus in mind, I hope to collaborate with each of you across the organization to ensure a successful future for all aspiring and practicing Vietnamese attorneys.
We will, of course, continue NCVAA’s strong tradition of holding an annual conference in the fall. Please save the date for the 2020 NCVAA Conference, which will be held from October 2-3, 2020, in New York City, New York! Our theme will be “Together Towards Tomorrow.” Please check the NCVAA website early in the new year for more information about the 2020 conference, including the venue and hotel accommodations.
I look forward to seeing you all in New York City, and until then, I wish you success and happiness.