APABA Applauds Committee Member Jason P. Lee’s Appointment to the State Bar Board of Trustees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 2015 – The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (“APABA”) applauds Committee Member Jason P. Lee’s appointment to the California State Bar Board of Trustees.  Mr. Lee will be sworn in at the State Bar's Annual Meeting this October and will serve a three-year term.

Mr. Lee is Senior Counsel with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division and Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force in Los Angeles, specializing in securities litigation, regulation, and enforcement.  He is also a member of the Commission's Diversity Council, which is charged with creating and implementing strategies to increase diversity throughout the agency. 

Mr. Lee is actively involved in bar and bar association activities. He currently serves on APABA’s Public Appointments & Judicial Endorsements Committee and previously served on the State Bar of California's Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE”), including one year as chair of the commission.  “We cannot think of a more qualified candidate to serve on the Board of Trustees.  Jason will surely bring the same enthusiasm and dedication to this position that he has to our committee,” said Christina Yang, Co-Chair of APABA’s Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements Committee. “We were so happy to have him recently rejoin us after finishing his JNE term, and we are currently working closely together on establishing an APABA judicial pipeline project, meant to identity potential judicial candidates of Asian descent, and to support these candidates in the application and vetting process.”

Mr. Lee has also served as a board member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and co-chair of its Judiciary Committee, and on the pro bono lawyer panel for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus as lead counsel on a number of immigration matters.  Mr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a Master of Laws, with distinction, in Securities and Financial Regulations from Georgetown University Law Center.

The State Bar’s governing board, the Board of Trustees, meets approximately eight times a year to consider organizational, policy and professional issue.  The State Bar Board of Trustees consists of nineteen members: five attorney members appointed by the Supreme Court; six attorney members elected from the six State Bar Districts; two attorney members appointed by the Legislature; and six "public" or nonlawyer members.

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