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  • 01 Jun 2018 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of 21 California superior court judges, including the following SCCLA past president and SCCLA past board member.

    SCCLA Past President Wendy W. Y. Chang, 47, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Chang has been a partner at Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP since 2008, where she was a senior associate from 2004 to 2008. She was a senior associate at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP from 2003 to 2004 and an associate at Baker, Keener and Nahra from 1998 to 2003. Chang was an associate at Selman Breitman LLP from 1997 to 1998 and at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP from 1996 to 1997. Chang earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Frank J. Johnson.

    SCCLA Past Board Member Michelle C. Kim, 44, of South Pasadena, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Kim has served as a deputy alternate public defender at the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office since 2005. She served as a deputy public defender in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office from 2003 to 2005. Kim earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on June 26, 2017.

  • 24 May 2018 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    Elimination of Bias MCLE Announcement

    A Conversation with the Honorable Jacqueline Nguyen, 9th Circuit

    Moderated by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer


    May 24, 2018, 12 - 1 p.m.

    Public Works Board Room, Los Angeles City Hall

    200 N. Spring Street

    Los Angeles 90012


    Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: ap_caa@yahoo.com


    Hosted by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, the Asian Pacific City Attorneys Association and the Los Angeles City Attorneys Association, in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.



  • 30 Apr 2018 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)


    On April 30, 2018, SCCLA members attended the Century City Bar Association’s Banquet in honor of Paul Chan, who received an award for Trial Lawyer of the Year.

  • 30 Apr 2018 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    APABA is now accepting applications for its 2018 Judicial Pipeline Project, an effort to:

    • Identify and provide outreach to potential qualified candidates for administrative, trial, and appellate judicial offices in the state and federal systems
    • Assist and advise these candidates in the application and vetting process and the judicial election process, including establishment of a formal mentorship program involving APA judges; and
    • Create and cultivate relationships to facilitate the appointment of APAs to the bench.

    The Pipeline Project will evaluate and assess individuals accepted into the program and tailor its resources to prepare these candidates for the bench. Among the Pipeline Project’s features:

    • Confidential Judicial Mentor/Mentee Program. Candidates may have an opportunity to be paired with state or federal judicial officers to discuss, among other things, the candidates' plans for the bench
    • Application Counseling. Candidates will work closely with APABA’s network of advisors to prepare the best possible judicial application.
    • Endorsement Counseling. Although participation in the project does not in any way guarantee that candidates will be endorsed by any organizations, the Pipeline Project will advise candidates on obtaining community support for their applications to the extent possible.
    • Post-Application Guidance. Candidates will be counseled on what to do after their applications for judicial officer positions are submitted
    • Interview Counseling. If a candidate’s name is submitted to the various vetting and rating organizations, the Pipeline Project will assist the candidate in preparing for interviews with those organizations.

    Our pipeline project advisors are Judge Holly Fujie, Judge Rupa Goswami, Wendy Chang, and Jason Lee, and other bench officers have supported this effort since its inception in 2016. Sister bar members who have been members of the California Bar for at least 10 years can apply here until April 30.

    Questions? Contact Christina Yang or Roger Hsieh, Co-Chairs of APABA's Judicial Endorsements and Public Appointments Committee, at christina.t.yang@gmail.com and roger@alum.northwestern.edu.

  • 30 Apr 2018 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    SCCLA Past President Paul Chan to be Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association on April 30, 2018

    http://centurycitybar.com/events/Banquet%202018/2018-banquet

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