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NAPABA NEWS ARCHIVES

December 2012

NAPABA MOURNS THE DEATH OF SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD LORNA SCHOFIELD’S CONFIRMATION TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

November 2012

NAPABA CELEBRATES INSTALLATION
OF 2012-2013 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

NAPABA PRESENTS SPECIAL AWARDS
AT 24TH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON, DC

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD NOMINATION OF
DERRICK KAHALA WATSON TO SERVE AS ARTICLE III JUDGE

NAPABA CONGRATULATES SENATOR-ELECT
MAZIE HIRONO ON HISTORIC FIRST

August 2012

CBAC FILES JOINT BRIEF AT U.S. SUPREME COURT
IN FISHER V. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

APA LEADERS APPLAUD NOMINATION OF PAMELA CHEN
TO THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

June 2012

NAPABA APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT’S DECISION
TO STRIKE DOWN KEY PROVISIONS OF SB 1070 LAW

SRI SRINIVASAN NOMINATED TO DC CIRCUIT

May 2012

COALITION OF BAR ASSOCIATIONS HOLD
ANNUAL MEETING, URGE FOR THE CONFIRMATION
OF JUDGES AND SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION
AFFECTING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

NAPABA CELEBRATES ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
HERITAGE MONTH WITH ANNUAL LOBBY DAY EVENTS,
URGES THE SENATE TO CONFIRM JUDGES

JUDICIAL NOMINEES JACQUELINE NGUYEN
AND JOHN Z. LEE CONFIRMED BY SENATE

April 2012

LORNA SCHOFIELD NOMINATED TO SEAT
ON THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

March 2012

MIRANDA DU CONFIRMED AS
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR NEVADA

SENATE LEADERS AGREE TO MOVE FORWARD ON
THREE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN JUDICIAL NOMINEES

February 2012

NAPABA OUTRAGED BY MONTANA JUDGE
RICHARD CEBULL'S RACIST EMAIL

January 2012

LORNA SCHOFIELD SUGGESTED FOR SEAT
ON THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

November 2011

NAPABA CELEBRATES INSTALLATION OF
2011-2012 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

NAPABA PRESENTED SPECIAL AWARDS
AT ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ATLANTA, GA

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD
NOMINATION OF JOHN Z. LEE AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

NAPABA HOSTS 23RD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ATLANTA, GA

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE NOMINATION OF
GENERAL CORAL WONG PIETSCH TO THE
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS

September 2011

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD NOMINATION OF JUDGE JACQUELINE H. NGUYEN TO THE FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT

August 2011

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE CONFIRMATION OF GOODWIN LIU AS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD NOMINATION
OF MIRANDA DU AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR
THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA

July 2011

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE NOMINATION OF PROFESSOR GOODWIN LIU TO THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

May 2011

NAPABA DISAPPOINTED BY WITHDRAWAL OF
NOMINATION BY PROFESSOR LIU,
PRAISES LIU FOR HIS COURAGE

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS OUTRAGED
BY FAILURE OF CLOTURE VOTE ON LIU NOMINATION

JUDGE EDWARD M. CHEN CONFIRMED
AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF TONY N. LEUNG
AS MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

April 2011

PROFESSOR GOODWIN LIU VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE,
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS RENEW CALL FOR
QUICK CONFIRMATION VOTE

March 2011

SUPPORT THE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE EDWARD CHEN!
CALL NOW TO URGE THE SENATE TO VOTE!

CHEN VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE,
NAPABA AND AAJC PRESS FOR CONFIRMATION VOTE

PROFESSOR GOODWIN LIU TESTIFIES FOR SECOND TIME;
APA LEADERS URGE SWIFT SENATE VOTE

January 2011

NAPABA APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF FERNANDE R.V. DUFFLY TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

NAPABA WELCOMES RENOMINATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES PROFESSOR GOODWIN LIU AND JUDGE EDWARD M. CHEN, URGES SENATE TO PRIORITIZE JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

NAPABA APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF FIRST ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN TO MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

December 2010

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID LOUIE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF
PAUL SINGH GREWAL AS MAGISTRATE JUDGE

NAPABA AND AAJC DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED BY CONTINUED
SENATE INACTION ON JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS OF
GOODWIN LIU AND EDWARD M. CHEN

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD CONFIRMATION OF LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI AND EDMOND E. CHANG TO FEDERAL JUDICIARY

November 2010

NAPABA CONGRATULATES THE SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AS ITS
2010 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

NAPABA ANNOUNCES ITS
2010 BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40 HONOREES

NAPABA ANNOUNCES THE
2010 TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

NAPABA INSTALLS NEW LEADERSHIP
FOR THE 2010-2011 BAR YEAR

NAPABA'S 22ND ANNUAL CONVENTION IS EXPECTED
TO ATTRACT 1600+ ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ATTORNEYS
TO LOS ANGELES, CA

September 2010

CHEN AND LIU VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE, NAPABA AND AAJC URGE CONFIRMATION BEFORE SENATE ADJOURNS

NAPABA AND AAJC WELCOME RE-NOMINATION OF
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS, ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVE

ASIAN AMERICAN LEADERS COMMENT
ON GOODWIN H. LIU AND EDWARD M. CHEN
FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

August 2010

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE CONFIRMATION OF
JUSTICE TANI GORRE CANTIL-SAKAUYE FOR
CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

NAPABA AND AAJC CONCERNED BY
BLOCKING OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE CONFIRMATION OF
ELENA KAGAN TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

July 2010

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE NOMINATION OF
TANI CANTIL SAKAUYE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE
OF THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

AAJC AND NAPABA PLEASED WITH
SENATE HEARING FOR JUDICIAL NOMINEES
LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI AND EDMOND E. CHANG

June 2010

JUDGE LUCY H. KOH BECOMES FIRST KOREAN AMERICAN CONFIRMED TO BE U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
AND THE FIRST ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE III JUDGE CONFIRMED IN THE GREATER BAY AREA

April 2010

JUDGE DENNY CHIN BECOMES FIRST APA FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT JUDGE NOMINATED AND CONFIRMED OUTSIDE OF THE NINTH CIRCUIT TO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD NOMINATIONS OF
THE HONORABLE LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI AND EDMOND E. CHANG
TO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

APA LEADERS PLEASED WITH GOODWIN LIU’S TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

NAPABA AND AAJC PROVIDE TESTIMONY FOR HISTORIC CONFIRMATION HEARING OF PROFESSOR GOODWIN H. LIU

NAPABA AND AAJC THANK DEMOCRATIC SENATORS FOR CLOTURE MOTION ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE DENNY CHIN

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD
APPOINTMENT OF VIJAY C. GANDHI
AS FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE

March 2010

NAPABA APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF ALICIA G. LIMTIACO
TO SERVE AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY OF
GUAM AND NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

February 2010

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD NOMINATION OF
GOODWIN H. LIU TO THE FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT

NAPABA PARTNERS WITH HUMANITARIAN GROUP
TO REPRESENT UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN
IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS PLEASED
WITH SENATE HEARING FOR FEDERAL COURT
JUDICIAL NOMINEE LUCY H. KOH

January 2010

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD THE APPOINTMENT OF DONNA M. RYU AND YOUNG B. KIM
AS FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGES

TWO ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN JUDGES NOMINATED
TO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD PRESIDENT FOR PROMISED RE-NOMINATION OF API JUDGE

December 2009

DOLLY M. GEE BECOMES THE FIRST CHINESE AMERICAN WOMAN CONFIRMED TO BE A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

JUDGE DENNY CHIN UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
BY SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

ASIAN AMERICAN LEADERS APPLAUD
JACQUELINE NGUYEN’S HISTORIC CONFIRMATION

November 2009

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2009 TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2009 “BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40” HONOREES

NAPABA CONGRATULATES ITS 2009 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR, THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE GREATER WASHINGTON DC AREA

NAPABA CELEBRATES ITS 21ST ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INSTALLS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR 2009-2010 BAR YEAR

APA JUDGE PRAISED IN SENATE HEARING

NAPABA AND AAJC PROVIDE TESTIMONY AT CONFIRMATION HEARING OF FIRST APA APPELLATE COURT JUDGE NOMINATED IN FOURTEEN YEARS

October 2009

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD NOMINATION OF
JUDGE DENNY CHIN TO BECOME FIRST ACTIVE APA
FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT JUDGE IN OVER FIVE YEARS

September 2009

NAPABA AND AAJC LEADERS PLEASED WITH
SENATE HEARING ON THREE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINEES

NAPABA AND AAJC PROVIDE TESTIMONY
AT HISTORIC CONFIRMATION HEARING OF THREE
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINEES

August 2009

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE CONFIRMATION OF
PREET BHARARA AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD THE NOMINATIONS OF
DOLLY M. GEE AND EDWARD M. CHEN
TO THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY

NAPABA MOURNS THE PASSING OF
JUDGE ROBERT M. TAKASUGI,
A PIONEER IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY

July 2009

NAPABA AND AAJC APPLAUD NOMINATION OF JUDGE JACQUELINE NGUYEN AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

June 2009

NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF HAROLD KOH
FOR STATE DEPARTMENT LEGAL ADVISER

NAPABA ENDORSES JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR
FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCY

NAPABA CELEBRATES THE CONFIRMATION OF
FLORENCE PAN AS ASSOCIATE JUDGE FOR THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUPERIOR COURT

May 2009

NAPABA CELEBRATES NOMINATION OF
PREET BHARARA AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

April 2009

NAPABA CONDEMNS TEXAS LAWMAKER’S
UNACCEPTABLE REMARKS

NAPABA URGES SPEEDY SENATE CONFIRMATION OF
HAROLD HONGJU KOH AS LEGAL ADVISER OF THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

March 2009

NAPABA CELEBRATES NOMINATION OF GARY LOCKE
AS COMMERCE SECRETARY

February 2009

NAPABA CONGRATULATES APA LAWYERS ANNOUNCED
FOR KEY POSITIONS IN THE ADMINISTRATION

December 2008

NAPABA CONGRATULATES THE FIRST VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN
ELECTED TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2008-2009 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW COMMITTEES

NLF ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2008

NLF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2008
THOMAS TANG NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

NAPABA CONGRATULATES ITS 2008 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2008 “BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40”

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2008 TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

November 2008

NAPABA ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR 2008-2009 BAR YEAR

NAPABA CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

NAPABA URGES CALIFORNIA VOTERS TO DEFEAT PROPOSITION 8, WHICH WOULD ELIMINATE THE RIGHT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN CALIFORNIA

October 2008

NAPABA URGES FLORIDA VOTERS TO PASS BALLOT INITIATIVE TO ELIMINATE LAST ALIEN LAND LAW IN U.S.

August 2008

LPGA SHOULD RESCIND ITS ENGLISH LANGUAGE RULE

NAPABA FINDS ATTEMPTED APOLOGIES FOR PHOTO OF
SPANISH MEN’S OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TEAM INADEQUATE

NAPABA ANNOUNCES TINA R. MATSUOKA
AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NAPABA ANNOUNCES NEW STIPEND POLICY
FOR NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION

July 2008

NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF NATION’S SECOND-EVER ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN WOMAN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

May 2008

THREE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS NAMED AMONG CALIFORNIA’S “TOP WOMEN LITIGATORS”

NAPABA APPLAUDS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA

NEW NAPABA STAFF EXPANDS ORGANIZATION’S ABILITY TO SERVE ITS MEMBERS

April 2008

2009 NAPABA CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN BOSTON

NAPABA CELEBRATES APPOINTMENT OF JAMES C. HO AS SOLICITOR GENERAL OF TEXAS

NAPABA & NLF CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF FIRST-EVER DIVERSITY SYMPOSIA TO IMPROVE APA DIVERSITY IN LARGE LAW FIRMS

NAPABA PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL NAPABA DIVERSITY AWARD TO MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP

March 2008

NAPABA AND NLF TO HOLD NEXT DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM ON APRIL 1 IN NEW YORK CITY

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR GRATEFUL FOR CORPORATE ENDORSEMENT OF ITS DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM

FIRST EVER NAPABA & NLF DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS TO BE REPEATED ON APRIL 1 IN NEW YORK CITY

NAPABA CELEBRATES THE NOMINATION OF KIYO MATSUMOTO AS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

NAPABA ANNOUNCES THE FIRST NAPABA & NLF DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM AND THE INAUGURAL NAPABA DIVERSITY AWARD

January 2008

NAPABA PRESENTS INAUGURAL AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD TO ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON

NLF ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2007

December 2007

NAPABA LAW FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THOMAS TANG NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2007-2008 COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW COMMITTEES

NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF THE NATION’S FIRST SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN ARTICLE III JUDGE

November 2007

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2007 TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

NAPABA ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR 2007-2008 BAR YEAR

June 2007

NAPABA HONORS THE LIFE OF A CHINESE-AMERICAN VICTIM OF HATE CRIME

NAPABA ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COMPUTER DONATION PROGRAM

May 2007

NAPABA LAW FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF MCCA GRANT FOR THE DIVERSITY DOLLARS GRANT PROGRAM

March 2007

NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF MARIA KURIAKOS CIESIL AND NEERA WALSH AS ASSOCIATE JUDGES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

November 2006

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2006 TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONOREES

August 2006

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ATTORNEYS DISTURBED BY ANDREW YOUNG’S OFFENSIVE RACIAL COMMENTS

July 2006

NAPABA APPLAUDS THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT

June 2006

NAPABA HIRES VISTA VOLUNTEER TO LAUNCH THE LANGUAGE ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROJECT

January 2006

NAPABA MOURNS THE DEATH OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CORETTA SCOTT KING

NAPABA EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER JUDGE ALITO’S RECORD

NAPABA CONGRATULATES RACHELLE CHONG ON HER APPOINTMENT TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

November 2005

NAPABA SELECTS BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40

NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF WAN J. KIM AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

October 2005

DON LIU RECEIVES THE FIRST NAPABA ICON AWARD

NAPABA MOURNS THE LOSS OF A GREAT AMERICAN

NAPABA ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR 2005-2006 BAR YEAR

NAPABA CALLS ON THE SENATE TO EXAMINE HARRIET MIERS’ RECORD ON DIVERSITY

September 2005

NAPABA EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST; URGES THOROUGH CONSIDERATION OF JOHN ROBERTS

July 2005

NAPABA APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF WAN J. KIM FOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR CIVIL RIGHTS; ISSUES ENDORSEMENT
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NAPABA CELEBRATES THE CAREER OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR
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June 2005

NAPABA CELEBRATES APPOINTMENT OF ROGER ITO AND LAWRENCE CHO TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
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NAPABA ANNOUNCES LES JIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

May 2005

NAPABA DENOUNCES ANTI-ASIAN HATE SPEECH ON NEW JERSEY RADIO
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April 2005

NAPABA CELEBRATES APPOINTMENT OF SANJAY KUMAR AND LAURA MASUNAGA TO THE CALIFORNIA SUPERIOR COURT
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STATEMENT OF SENATOR RICHARD J. DURBIN ON THE SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING FRED KOREMATSU
Click here to view the full text of Senator Durbin's Statement.
Click here to view the full text of the resolution.

FEDERAL LEGISLATION DESIGNATING THE ROBERT T. MATSUI COURTHOUSE PASSES UNANIMOUSLY
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March 2005

NAPABA MOURNS THE LOSS OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND FRED KOREMATSU
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NAPABA CONGRATULATES DORIS MATSUI ON HER ELECTION TO CONGRESS
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February 2005

NAPABA CONGRATULATES MICHAEL CHERTOFF ON HIS CONFIRMATION AS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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NAPABA CONGRATULATES ALBERTO GONZALES ON HIS CONFIRMATION AS U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL
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January 2005

NAPABA DENOUNCES MORALLY AND RACIALLY OFFENSIVE RADIO PROGRAMMING IN NYC
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SEEKING APA JUDGES
Click here to view the article by Julie Soo.
Click here to view Federal Judical Appointments from Gavel to Gavel
Click here to view the APA Federal Judges Chart

January 2005

NAPABA REMEMBERS CONGRESSMAN ROBERT T. MATSUI
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2004 Archives

NAPABA SELECTS BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40
Click here to download the full awards program with winner biographies.

NAPABA ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR 2004-2005 BAR YEAR
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NAPABA CELEBRATES APPOINTMENT OF TANI GORRE CANTIL-SAKAUYE AS JUSTICE OF THE CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL
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NAPABA Committee Studies University of California Admissions Policies
Click here to view the update.

Frank H. Wu to head Wayne State University Law School
Click here to view the full text of the press release.

Tommy Shi Promoted to Mercedes-Benz Corporate Development and Transformation Officer
Tommy Shi has been appointed to the position of Corporate Development and Transformation Officer at the Mercedes-Benz USA's Montvale headquarters. Shi replaces Joe Johnson, who has been promoted to Maybach Sales Operations Manager for MBUSA.

First APA Judge Appointed in Connecticut
Nina F. Elgo was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in Connecticut on May 6, 2004.

First APA Judge Appointed in Missouri
Judy P. Draper was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit by Governor Bob Holden on April 13, 2004.

NAPABA Remembers and Celebrates Brown v. Board of Education
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NAPABA Establishes Committee To Examine University of California Admissions Process
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NAPABA Announces Hiring of Policy Director Based In Washington D.C.
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NAPABA'S BEST UNDER 40 CLASS OF 2003 FEATURED IN MCCA'S DIVERSITY & THE BAR MAGAZINE
To view a copy of the Cover Story article click here.

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ATTORNEYS AGAIN DENOUNCE LAW FIRM’S RACIAL MOCKERY
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NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ATTORNEYS URGE PENNSYLVANIA EATERY TO REMOVE ASIAN SLUR FROM ITS NAME
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2003 Archives

NAPABA LAW FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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NAPABA DENOUNCES LPGA GOLFER JAN STEPHENSON'S ANTI-ASIAN REMARKS
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NAPABA CELEBRATES CONFIRMATION OF DANA MAKOTO SABRAW AS A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE IN SAN DIEGO
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NAPABA BEST UNDER 40
Click here to download a copy of the 2003 Nomination Form. All nominees must be NAPABA members.

NAPABA IN-HOUSE COUNSEL COMMITTEE LAUNCHES MENTOR PROGRAM
Click here to learn more about the In-House Mentor Program.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS LAUD U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
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DAVID KIM APPPOINTED TO SBA NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
NAPABA Leadership Advisory Council member, David L. Kim, Director of Sales Development and Community Relations for Anheuser-Busch has been appointed to the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council.

ELWOOD LUI HAS BEEN MADE PARTNER-IN-CHARGE OF JONES DAY'S NEW SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE.

MORGAN CHU RECEIVES LEARNED HAND AWARD
The Learned Hand Award is given to outstanding leaders of the legal profession who have been voices of understanding and goodwill. Click here for more information about this tribute to Morgan Chu.

NAPABA VP OF MEMBERSHIP BRENDA T. RHOADES TO BECOME FIRST APA BANKRUPTCY JUDGE
Click here to view the full text of the press release from the US Court of Appeals Fifth Judicial Circuit.

NAPABA 2003 Northeast Regional Conference WAS A SUCCESS
The NAPABA 2003 Northeast Regional Conference - Strengthening Our Communities: Unity and Diversity was held on May 3, 2003 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut. Click here to view a copy of the 2003 NE Regional Conference Program.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS DENOUNCE DEWEY BALLANTINE’S RACIAL MOCKERY
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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS CONDEMN MAXIM CARTOON DEPICTING BEATING OF GANDHI
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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS JOIN IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF IN U.S. SUPREME COURT IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), representing over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, along with twenty-five other organizations, filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the Court”) brief in support of the University of Michigan in the affirmative action cases Grutter v. Bollinger (law school case) and Gratz v. Bollinger (undergraduate case).
Click here to view the full text of the press release.

Click here to view a copy of the amicus brief filed on February 15, 2003.

Click here to view a copy of the NAPALC Talking Points on the University of Michigan's affirmative action cases -- Grutter v. Bollinger (law school case) and Gratz v. Bollinger (undergraduate case)

DALE MINAMI TO RECEIVE THE ABA'S 2003 THURGOOD MARSHALL AWARD
Dale Minami of Minami, Lew & Tamaki LLP in San Francisco, CA has been selected to receive the American Bar Association's 2003 Thurgood Marshall Award in recognition of his substantial and long-term contributions to the furtherance of civil rights in this country. Dale will receive the award at the 2003 Thurgood Marshall Award Dinner sponsored by the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities on Saturday, Aug. 9, during the ABA's 2003 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS CONDEMN STATEMENTS SUPPORTING JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT
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NAPABA Young Lawyers Section
If you are interested in joining and helping to further develop the Young Lawyers Section of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association contact David G. Halm, c/o Fainsbert Mase & Snyder, LLP, 11835 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 473-6400 fax (310) 473-8702 e-mail: dhalm@fms-law.com

NAPABA Labor and Employment Law Committee
We are forming a Labor and Employment Law Committee of NAPABA. Our goal is to create a networking resource for Labor and Employment law practitioners within NAPABA and to advocate labor and employment issues for the Asian-American community. If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please provide your name, telephone number, and email address to David Kahng, dkahng@seyfarth.com.

NAPABA Responds to Remarks Made by Shaquille O'Neal regarding Yao Ming
Click here to view a copy of the letter from NAPABA President Ruthe C. Ashley to the NBA. Click here to view a copy of the letter from NAPABA President Ruthe C. Ashley to Shaquille O'Neal.

2002 Archives

NAPABA Newest Affiliates: Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland

NAPABA is pleased to announce the formation of the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland. Welcome ABALV and APABA-MD!

NAPABA Racial Profiling Position Paper

Regional Governor Paula Daniels authored and presented the NAPABA POSITION PAPER: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT AND FOR FEDERAL RACIAL PROFILING LEGISLATION at the CBAC Meetings held on May 16-17, 2002 in Washington, D.C. To read this paper, click here.

Minoru “Min” Yasui receives Service Award

The late Denver civil rights attorney Minoru “Min” Yasui was selected by University of Oregon School of Law faculty for the 2002 Meritorious Service Award, given each year to recipients who have made extraordinary contributions to legal education and the law. Yasui earned his law degree in 1939. He was the first Japanese-American graduate of the UO School of Law and subsequently the only practicing attorney of Japanese ancestry in Oregon. At great personal cost, Yasui challenged the constitutionality of the restrictive laws against Japanese-Americans during the wartime hysteria of 1942. In the 1980s, he was party to a successful set of lawsuits that overturned the WWII convictions and helped lay the groundwork for a federal apology and reparations payments to internment camp survivors. Yasui died in 1986.

Sixth Circuit upholds the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative-action admissions program

On May 14, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative-action admissions program in the Grutter v. Bollinger case, in which the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) had filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Law School. The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, Asian Law Caucus, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Asian Pacific American Legal Center had joined NAPABA in the amicus brief.

“The Sixth Circuit correctly followed the precedent laid out by Justice Powell in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke,” said Yong Lee, of Cameron & Hornbostel, NAPABA’s counsel on its amicus brief. “As Justice Powell pointed out in the Bakke case and as this court has confirmed, diversity within the student body at an institution of higher learning is a compelling interest that justifies a program such as the Law School’s.”

NAPABA is ecstatic that the Sixth Circuit has upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative-action admissions program. The district court decision in the Grutter case simplistically chose to lump Asian Pacific Americans with whites in this debate, following a tactic proposed by the Center for Individual Rights, counsel for the plaintiff, and reflected in Judge Boggs’s dissenting opinion. NAPABA rejects any notion that opponents to affirmative action are speaking on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans. While Asian Pacific Americans are not named beneficiaries under the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative action admissions program (and in fact are not included this program), NAPABA supports the Law School program because it affords the opportunity to create a rich and diverse educational environment, which ultimately benefits all students. These benefits are especially important in a law school where students from diverse backgrounds can engender worthy debate and where future lawyers can prepare themselves for participation in an increasingly diverse society.

View a summary prepared by the NAACP of the Grutter v. Bollinger. The full text opinion can be found at: http://pacer.ca6.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/getopn.pl?OPINION=02a0170p.06

Historic Event - Appointment of the first female Asian Pacific American United States Attorney.
The Honorable Debra W. Yang was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Monday, April 22, 2002. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Yang’s office serves 15.4 million people, the largest populous of any United States Attorney’s office. Prior to becoming a U.S. Attorney, Yang was a judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court for over five years and a federal prosecutor with more than six years of experience in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office.

Newly appointed United States Attorney Debra Yang had this to say about her appointment:

I am extremely honored to have gotten this appointment. I am tremendously excited about taking this position and having the opportunity to oversee an office of such magnitude. I am extremely thankful to NAPABA and the other Asian bar associations in this process who were not only instrumental but also gave me an opportunity to connect with old friends.

NAPABA congratulates the Honorable Debra W. Yang on her new position and looks forward to her continued leadership as the first female Asian Pacific American United States Attorney. View a copy of Howard Halm's speech given at Judge Yang's Induction Ceremony.

No Asians, Few Hispanics on Maryland Bench Lisa E. Chang and John C. Yang were quoted in a March 14, 2002 article in the Washington Post that addresses the lack of Asian Pacific American and Hispanic judges in the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia area.