June 26, 2016
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) congratulates Roger C. Chan on his appointment to the San Francisco Superior Court.
Since 2009, Chan, 43, of San Francisco, has been executive director at East Bay Children’s Law Offices, a non-profit appointed by the court to represent children in the Alameda County juvenile and probate courts. He practiced dependency and delinquency juvenile law as a deputy public defender at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office for seven years and as an attorney at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office for four years. Chan earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chan, who is a gay Asian-American of Chinese and Korean descent, is an active member of AABA and serves on the AABA Public Law / Public Service Committee Leadership Advisory Council.
“AABA applauds Governor Brown for appointing Roger Chan to the San Francisco bench. His extensive experience in juvenile delinquency, child welfare, criminal law, and other areas will make him a valuable addition to the courthouse. His background as a public defender also gives him a deep understanding of courtroom dynamics, particularly with underrepresented minorities. Roger’s appointment not only increases diversity on the bench, but also reinforces AABA’s commitment to promoting diversity of background and legal experience in judicial appointments.” stated Hung Chang, President of the Asian American Bar Association.
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AABA has a long history of active involvement in civil rights issues and community service, and is dedicated to fostering the exchange of ideas and information among its members and the public. AABA is one of the largest local Asian American bar associations in the country, and counts lawyers, judges, law students, and community leaders among its members, representing the entire spectrum of political, social, and legal concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area.