First Korean American Elected to Bench in NY
As many know, AABANY is tremendously proud of our new Judge Judy Kim, the first Korean American elected to a judicial position in New York. She is a wonderful role model. Her appointment made the front page of the New York Law Journal on November 10, 2016.
“Being the ‘first,’ I feel a tremendous responsibility to be the best judge I can be, because I know that I will be serving as a role model to many younger attorneys in the Korean American community,” she said in an email. “I hope that my election serves as an inspiration to other attorneys like me.”
AABANY President Susan Shin was also quoted in the article.
Asian American bar president Susan Shin issued a statement saying Kim’s election “brings us one step closer to a bench that reflects the diversity of New York City.”
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Organizational Statement on the 2016 Presidential Election – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is a non-partisan organization comprised of lawyers and leaders in both major political parties. As an organization, we have worked diligently with Presidents, Administrations, and Congressional members of both parties, on behalf of millions of Asian Pacific Americans nationwide.
On Tuesday, American voters elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. NAPABA is committed to working with the President-elect and the new Congress to advance the interests of the Asian Pacific American community.
These are unique times. Our nation is at a critical juncture. Millions of Americans of good faith, of every stripe, and of both parties have expressed profound concern, anxiety, and even fear, about the tenor of the recent election, and about the future of our country. As members of the legal profession, we have a special responsibility to ensure the continuity of our best legal traditions, and to defend and uphold our commitments to justice, fairness, equality, and the rule of law under our Constitution.
In the aftermath of this particularly divisive election, we must work together to unite our membership and our nation and to find common ground for a better path forward. NAPABA embraces the solidarity and strength of our robust and diverse community and is committed to our mission to serve as the voice of the Asian Pacific American legal profession.
We will work with and engage President-elect Trump and his administration to unite the country and serve as a President for all Americans.