Judicial Pipeline Project Advisor Judge Wendy Chang

Judge Wendy Wen Yun Chang is a Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, assigned to Department 94 in the Stanley Mosk courthouse.  Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Chang was a civil litigator and counselor, with a focus on the representation of lawyers, as a partner at the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson.  She is a long time volunteer for the State Bar of California, including as Advisor to the State Bar of California's Rules Revision Commission and as a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  She is also a past-chair of the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.  In addition to serving as an advisor to APABA, she remains active with NAPABA.  Previously, Judge Chang served as Co-Chair of NAPABA's Judiciary & Executive Nominations and Appointments Committee and has been involved with NAPABA's efforts around diversity on the bench for well over 10 years.  Ms. Chang has also been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee and served as a past chair of the Appointive Office Committee for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.  In 2012, as the NAPABA representative, Ms. Chang met with President Barack Obama and senior Obama administration officials on the issue of judicial vacancies and the resulting crisis in the federal courts.

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