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KABA-SD Endorsements

August 31st, 2017 No comments

1. KABA-SD Endorses David M. Majchrzak for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse David M. Majchrzak for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. As a seasoned ethicist, Mr. Majchrzak has used his expertise to serve different diversity bar organizations in San Diego, especially by giving presentations to members of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and Tom Homann LGBT Law Association on the topic of legal ethics. Once on the SDCBA Board, Mr. Majchrzak intends to continue collaborating with different diversity bar organizations in town, such as KABA-SD, to promote diversity in the San Diego legal community. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Mr. Majchrzak in his candidacy for the SDCBA Board.

2. KABA-SD Endorses Linh Lam for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Linh Lam for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Lam, as Immediate Past President of Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, has demonstrated her strong leadership skills and deep commitment to diversity. Throughout her career, she has supported other diversity bar organizations, including KABA-SD. Once on the SDCBA Board, Ms. Lam seeks to develop SDCBA policies and programs to aid professional development, and ultimately retention, of diversity attorneys, and to raise awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Lam in her candidacy for the SDCBA Board.

3. KABA-SD Endorses Judy S. Bae for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Judy S. Bae for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Bae is strongly committed to diversity and the community, having served as President of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego this year. Throughout her career, Ms. Bae has supported other diversity bar organizations, including supporting various events hosted by KABA-SD. Once on the SDCBA Board, Ms. Bae seeks to continue fostering diversity in the legal profession and to provide platforms for younger attorneys to be successful in their careers. Ms. Bae’s commitment to promote diversity in the legal profession and her desire to involve and educate younger attorneys make her a great candidate for the SDCBA Board. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Bae in her candidacy for the SDCBA Board.

4. KABA-SD Endorses Teodora D. Purcell for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Teodora D. Purcell for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Purcell, as an immigrant, is deeply committed to diversity in the legal profession and has supported other diversity bar organizations, especially through her involvement with Lawyers Club of San Diego. Ms. Purcell has held leadership positions in various SDCBA section, namely Committee and Section Council and Immigration Law Section. Once on the SDCBA Board, Ms. Purcell seeks to provide more mentorship programs to younger attorneys, to promote diversity in the legal profession, and to provide opportunities for attorneys to give back to the community through community service and/or pro bono work. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Purcell in her candidacy for the SDCBA Board.

Bar Exam Scholarship Winners

August 30th, 2017 No comments

KABA-SD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarships. KABA-SD has great confidence that both recipients are headed for meaningful careers and much success. After reviewing each candidate’s written application materials and conducting personal interviews, the Scholarship Committee has decided to award this year’s KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarship to Julia Kaneshiro and Injae Kang:

Julia Kaneshiro obtained her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a law student at California Western School of Law and will graduate in 2018. Julia is active in the local community and involved in various organizations in and out of law school. In particular, she was a student ambassador for California Western School of Law and a student representative for the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD) and the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA). Julia frequently volunteered her time to KABA-SD and will be involved in the future. She hopes to pursue a career in public interest as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.

Injae Kang obtained her undergraduate degree in liberal studies with a concentration in English and Spanish from Middle Tennessee State University. She is a law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and will graduate in 2018. Injae has been involved in various organizations, including the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD) and Phi Alpha Delta, throughout law school. She will serve as the President for the Asian Pacific Law Students Association (APALSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Injae hopes to pursue a career in criminal law in San Diego.

Congratulations to both Julia Kaneshiro and Injae Kang, and thank you to all who showed interest in and supported this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarship program!