On Tuesday, April 29, AAJANY (Asian American Judges Association of New York) held a panel on “How to Become a State Court Judge, from the APA Perspective.” Hon. Doris Ling Cohan served as moderator. On the panel were the Hon. Lillian Wan, Hon. Gilbert Hong and Hon. John Lansden. All the judges present spoke about their individual paths to the judiciary and the challenges encountered along the way. Judge Ling Cohan posed questions to the panelists about the process of becoming a judge and how those who aspire to become judges can navigate their careers to reach their goal. Following the discussion, the panel took questions from the attendees. After the formal program concluded, everyone was invited to stay for a reception to network and to ask questions directly to the panelists. 

We thank NYCLA for making space available for this event. The room was filled to capacity. We look forward to similar panels in the future from AAJANY.

Those who are interested in pursuing judicial careers but were unable to make the event should contact AABANY’s Judiciary Committee at [email protected].