***POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 15, 2020*** 2020 APIS CONFERENCE – 4/3/20 @ Hilton Downtown in Austin [Save-The-Date + Call for Speakers + Award Nominations]



We regret to inform you that due to the public health crisis regarding COVID-19 we are cancelling the APIS 25th Annual Conference that was scheduled for April 3 in Austin. This decision was not made lightly, but the health and safety of our speakers, registrants, members, State Bar staff and the general public is at the forefront of our actions in this rapidly changing situation.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: This event is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2020. Please mark your calendar now and keep an eye on your inbox for additional information.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We will update our website and communicate with section members and registrants as soon as more information is available.

REFUNDS:  Full refunds for April’s cancellation will be issued to all paid registrants.  Please be patient regarding your refund. The State Bar of Texas has cancelled, postponed, or gone online with all in-person meetings and continuing legal education courses for the month and may experience a slight back-log.  We anticipate you will see your refund (to the credit card you used to purchase your registration) within 5-7 days. If you paid by check or purchase order, it may take up to two weeks to receive your refund via mail. If you have not received your refund within the time frames outlined, please email Rhonda Bridges in the State Bar accounting department.

SPONSORS:  Sponsorships that have already been paid are being applied to the August course with the same registration passes and advertising opportunities.  We truly appreciate your support before and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Please email Paul and Jim if you have any questions regarding sponsorships.

CANCEL YOUR TRAVEL AND HOTEL IMMEDIATELY: In the meantime, you should cancel your hotel and travel reservations immediately. If you reserved your hotel room by phone, you must cancel by calling this number: (512) 482-8000.  If you reserved your room online, you can cancel by via the reservation website by clicking the ‘Existing Reservations’ button on the top right-hand side of the page to enter your confirmation number and name.

We will be in touch as we get updates on the specific details regarding rescheduling of this course. We are truly committed to serving our section membership. If you have any questions or concerns (aside from refund concerns), please email the Sections Department and we will do our best to follow-up with you as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Paul Yin
Chair, Asian Pacific Interest Section

Jim Thomas
Chair-Elect, Asian Pacific Interest Section

Tracy Nuckols, Director
Sections Department, State Bar of Texas



The 25th Annual APIS Conference will take place in Austin, Texas at the Hilton Downtown on April 3, 2020.


The CLE programming and other events will focus substantive legal updates, as well as leadership development and training.

– CLEs will occur on Friday, April 3, 2020.
– Applications for presenting as a CLE speaker must be submitted through the form below.
– Please submit all forms by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Each panel session is limited to 50 minutes and the panel will have an addition 10 minutes to address questions. You may also apply to deliver an APIS Talk (which is a single speaker presenting for 30 minutes on one topic in a captivating way).

All confirmed moderators and speakers must register for the Conference. Moderators and speakers will receive complimentary registration for the day of their speaking engagement only if they do not plan to attend any other days of the Conference (this pass does not include lunch or the evening reception); otherwise, moderators and speakers will need to pay the full registration fee. APIS does not cover travel or expenses for moderators or speakers.

To sign up as a speaker, please use the following google doc link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjif8yVXBv_E-vKTy2IiAtNHnwvAUKLkavdj9oAZHfns8EFA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1


Nominate DAABA members for an Award that will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the 2020 APIS Conference in Austin, Texas on April 3. The Nomination forms can be found here: https://www.texasapis.org/conference/forms/

Please contact APIS Chair, Paul Yin ([email protected]) or APIS Vice Chair Amar Raval ([email protected]) with any questions you may have.

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