November 19, 2015 Judges’ Dinner
On November 19, 2015, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA), along with co-sponsors APAWLA, JABA, NAPABA, OCAABA, PABA, SABA-SC, SCCLA, and TABA, hosted its inaugural Asian Pacific American Judges Dinner in LA's Chinatown to kick-off its new Judicial Pipeline Project.
The dinner was attended by over 30 state and federal judges, as well as representatives of co-sponsoring bar associations from throughout the greater Los Angeles Area, including Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County. During the dinner, which celebrated the achievements of APA members of the judiciary, the judges caught up with each other and learned about APABA’s Judicial Pipeline Project. The group also engaged in candid discussions about diversity on the bench and related issues. At the end of the event, the judges signed up to serve as mentors for Pipeline Project participants and to provide other support such as application review and mock interviews.
APABA’s Judicial Pipeline Project will identify and outreach to potential APA judicial candidates, establish a formal mentorship program between current APA judges and applicants, support candidates in the application and vetting process, and cultivate relationships with the Governor’s office and others to facilitate APA appointments.
Join APABA and an esteemed panel to discuss the judicial selection process for the state judiciary and to hear about what work, play and life experiences make for good judges. Bring your questions and help decide if this is the right job for you
For more information, please visit the event page.
July 14, 2016 - Event for Young Lawyers Interested in the Judicial Appointments Process
Late Summer or Early Fall 2016 (tentative) - A to Z: Federal and State Judicial Appointment Application and Vetting Process
Please join Wendy Wen Yun Chang, co-chair of NAPABA’s Judiciary Committee, and Jason P. Lee, State Bar Trustee and former JNE Commission Chair, for an in-depth review of the federal and state judicial appointment process. Designed for leaders and members of judicial appointment and rating committees, this is a rare opportunity to hear from individuals directly involved in the process and participate in a frank discussion of your committee’s and the community’s role in that process.