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APABA-SV Applauds the Nomination of Judge Lucy H. Koh to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley is proud to announce that earlier today President Obama nominated our very own Judge Lucy Haeran Koh to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  

If confirmed, Judge Koh would become the first Korean American woman and the second Asian Pacific American woman to serve as a federal appellate judge.  Judge Koh has served as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of California since her appointment in 2010, and previously served as a judge for the California Superior Court for Santa Clara County. Prior to serving as a judge, she spent fifteen years practicing law in the private and public sectors after earning a J.D. and a bachelor's degree from Harvard.

Judge Koh is a lifetime member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley and previously held positions as a Board member and as a co-chair of our Civil Rights Committee. According to Hogene Choi, current President of APABA Silicon Valley, "Judge Koh has been a long-time role model and a leader in our community, and she continues to be a source of inspiration and pride. APABA Silicon Valley applauds this ground-breaking nomination and looks forward to her confirmation."