On January 26, 2021, the Asian American Judges Association, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission presented “Our Story: Asian American Judges Share Their Path to the Bench, Diversity and Thoughts of the Future. The program was a virtual fireside chat with prominent Asian American jurists. The jurists each discussed their path to the bench, reflected on issues of diversity and inclusion and challenges faced in their paths. The jurists also discussed diversity and inclusion issues raised in Secretary Jeh Johnson’s report as Special Adviser on Equal Justice in the New York State Courts as well as spoke to the future of the court system in terms of inclusion of Asian American judges and attorneys.
Hon. Shahabuddeen A. Ally, Supervising Judge, New York County Civil Court, Moderator
Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
Hon. Ushir Pandit-Durant, New York State Supreme Court, Queens County
Hon. Lillian Wan, Court of Claims, Kings County Supreme Court
Co-sponsoring organizations were Asian American Association of New York (AABANY); South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY); Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY); South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens (SAICA-Q); Latino Judges Association of New York (LJA)
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