AABA Endorsements for June 2018 Judicial Election

09 Apr 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

April 10, 2018

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”) is pleased to announce that it is endorsing the following candidates for the June 5, 2018 election for San Francisco Superior Court judges (“June Election”): Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng, Hon. Curtis Karnow, Hon. Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee, and Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross.

AABA is committed to promoting a strong and impartial judiciary and participating in the important work of evaluating judicial candidates.  “AABA believes that a qualified and diverse judiciary is a critical component of our legal system.  Our courts cannot perform their integral role in society without skilled judges who evaluate and apply the law fairly.  AABA believes that the judiciary is at its best when judges are individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to the advancement of justice in society,” said Michelle Park Chiu, AABA Secretary. 

AABA is proud to endorse Judges Cheng, Karnow, Lee and Ross. Each of these candidates is an outstanding jurist and an upstanding member of the community.  They are models of integrity and judicial competence and have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of justice.  AABA believes each candidate deserves to be re-elected to their judicial seat in the June Election. 

For more information, please contact AABA at info@aaba-bay.com.

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) was founded in 1976 to provide Asian American attorneys with a vehicle for the unified expression of opinions and positions on matters of concern to all Asian American attorneys. AABA also encourages and promotes the professional growth of its members, serves the Asian American and minority community, and fosters the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the legal community at large.

With over 1,300 paid members, AABA is the largest local Asian American bar association in the country and is one of the largest minority bar associations in California, with members who are lawyers, judges, law students and others, representing the entire spectrum of political, social and legal concerns. It is active in six Bay Area counties – including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin and Santa Clara.

In 2017, AABA was recognized with National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) 2017 Affiliate of the Year Award.  In 2009, AABA received the California State Bar’s Diversity Award (bar association) in honor of its long history of advocating for diversity in the legal profession.

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