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About APAWLA


MISSION STATEMENT


APAWLA is an organization that promotes inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession. We are devoted to advocating for, educating, mentoring, networking, and developing leadership within the profession and larger community.


DESCRIPTION


Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) is an organization that promotes inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession. We’re devoted to advocating, educating, mentoring, networking, and developing leadership within the profession and larger community. Our members include lawyers, judges, and law students throughout California. We work in solo practices, law firms, state and federal courts; we are prosecutors, defenders and civil practitioners; we work for non-profits and government agencies; and, inspired by the great movement for Civil Rights, we share a common goal of gender and racial equality.


COMMITTEES


If you are interested in getting involved with APAWLA, join one of our committees. For more information about any of these committees, please send an email to us by clicking here, or contacting the person listed under each description below.

Corporate Affairs Committee: Oversee and handle corporate matters for the organization. For more information about this committee, please contact Anne Inouye by clicking here.

Membership Committee: Encourage new members to join and maintain the membership list. If you would like to become member, please click the tab titled "Join APAWLA" above. For more information about this committee, please contact Catherine Endo Chuck by clicking here.

Mentorship Committee: Brainstorm and organizing mentoring events for attorneys and law students at all stages of their careers.

Parent Support Network (PSN) Committee: Organize lunch meetings for those in the profession who also juggle parenting.

Pro Bono / Community Involvement Committee: Organize and coordinate volunteer opportunities for members.

Website Committee: Update and maintain APAWLA website. For more information about this committee, please contact Emily Kuwahara by clicking here.

Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Committee: An extremely active committee for younger APAWLA members and includes organizing events directed toward our YLLS members. Click here for more information about the YLLS Committee.



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