NAPABA Press Release: Jacqueline Nguyen and John Lee Confirmed

NAPABA Press Release: Jacqueline Nguyen and John Lee Confirmed

President Barack Obama Nominates Lorna G. Schofield to Serve as a U.S. District Judge on the SDNY Bench

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) welcomes and applauds the news that President Barack Obama has nominated Lorna G. Schofield to serve as a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. “AABANY is delighted to learn that President Obama has nominated Lorna Schofield to serve on the Southern District of New York bench” said Jean Lee, President of AABANY. “If confirmed, Ms. Schofield would be the first Filipino-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the history of this country, which would be a legacy of both the Second Circuit and New York State.”   Click here to read the full press release.

Lorna Schofield

Miranda Du Confirmed as Federal District Court Judge for Nevada

On Wednesday March 28, NAPABA and The Asian American Justice Center reported:

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Miranda Mai Du to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Judge Du is the first-ever Asian Pacific American to serve as an Article III judge in Nevada.

“We congratulate Judge Du on her confirmation, and thank Senator Reid for both suggesting her name to President Obama and scheduling her confirmation vote,” said Nimesh M. Patel, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “Judge Du is a nominee with a wealth of experiences and qualifications. She also has an inspiring life story, and will add much needed diversity of perspective on the federal court in Nevada.”

Read the full press release here.

Senate Leaders Agree to Move Forward on the Confirmation of Three Asian Pacific American Judicial Nominees

Senate Leaders Agree to Move Forward on the Confirmation of Three Asian Pacific American Judicial Nominees

NYLJ: Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

NYLJ: Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

Vincent Chang at NYCLA Public Hearing on Impact of Budget Cuts on Judiciary

Vincent Chang sat on a New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) panel at a public hearing on Friday, December 2 that addressed the impact of present and future budget cuts on the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the SDNY and Chief Judge Carol Amon of the EDNY testified at the hearing, which discussed, among other things, the effect that budget cuts would have on public safety, including courthouse security, as well as pretrial and probation supervisory services. The hearing also addressed issues relating to cutbacks in services provided to lawyers and to the public, such as cuts in clerk’s office support staff, docketing, interpreters, court reporting, audio visual, IT, and other areas, which could result in increased delays and other challenges to the administration of justice.

NYCLA Forum on November 2 to Focus on Judicial Independence

NYCLA Forum on November 2 to Focus on Judicial Independence