The NAPABA Judiciary Committee
Current Co-Chairs: Wendy Chang, James Ho & John Yang
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Judiciary Committee, founded in 1994, seeks to help to increase the number of qualified Asian Pacific Americans serving in our judicial system across the nation. Through the establishment of a national network of attorneys, judges, and contacts in the federal government, including the White House, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, and the offices of key U.S. Senators, as well as in the state governments, the Judiciary Committee works carefully to achieve three tasks: 1) to identify qualified Asian Pacific Americans nation-wide who are qualified, able and ready to serve in the judiciary; 2) to work closely with relevant officials to secure opportunities for appointing qualified Asian Pacific Americans to the federal and state bench; and 3) to support qualified Asian Pacific Americans throughout the judicial selection process. The Committee focuses its efforts at all levels, working to diversify not only the federal bench, but also to diversify the state court judiciary, the United States Attorney ranks, and other high level administrative appointments, thereby creating a pipeline for future federal and state court judicial appointments.