Rich Pio Roda will be a featured speaker at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual conference, which will be held on November 3-6 in Las Vegas.
Rich’s panel, “By the People, For the People: Local Government for Immigrant and Minority Communities,” is on November 4 at 10:35am to 11:50am PT and will address questions such as whether there are different levels of engagement in local government by immigrant and minority communities versus non-minority groups and whether this impacts the development of policy by local governing bodies.
The panel will explore whether there are barriers to the participation of minority and immigrant communities in local government and discuss ways that open government laws can be leveraged to both promote and facilitate such access, as well as be used as a vehicle for sharing the perspectives of such communities.
The session will also discuss how promoting the engagement of immigrant and minority communities at the local government level can increase the pipeline of future leaders at the state and federal levels.
The NAPABA Convention is the largest annual gathering of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) attorneys, judges, law professors and law students.