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A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Legal Profession

Join Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of California Supreme Court

for a Presentation and Discussion with Leading Asian American Lawyers   



Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: History Colorado Center (1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203), Richmond Foundation Terrace Room

Cost: Individual ticket is $20 and includes plated lunch and 1 CLE credit (pending). This event is free for CU and DU law students. 

Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will present on the findings of the 2017 study published by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("NAPABA") called A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law. The study provides a systematic analysis of the rise of Asian Americans in the law, their distribution across practice settings, and the challenges facing Asian Americans in advancing to the top ranks of the profession.

As one of the authors of the study, Justice Liu will lead us in this important discussion around the topic of diversity and inclusion for Asian American attorneys and law students.

This event will include the presentation by Justice Liu followed by a panel of leading Asian American lawyers, including:

  • Prof. Ming Hsu Chen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

  • Suneeta Hazra, Partner, Arnold & Porter

  • John T. Lee, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Office of the Attorney General

  • Roger Tsai, Partner, Holland & Hart

This is the first joint event of APABA Colorado, SABA Colorado, and APALSA from the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to focus on this issue, and the Portrait Project is an important study to spark this discussion in our community.

To register for the event, please click here.



-- 2020 APABA Membership Social --

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

LowDown Brewery

800 Lincoln Street, Denver

Community Events    


Join attorneys, local leaders, organizers, community members, and students for the University of Denver’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Summit: All Rise, presented by Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, on January 24th and 25th, 2020. This event — organized entirely by law students — aims to connect and inspire Colorado’s civil rights community.


CLE credit is available. One day and two day tickets are available. Each day, check-in will begin at 9:30a and programming will conclude by 4:30p. A detailed schedule will be distributed to registrants in January.


Friday will kick-off with a keynote address by Nadine Strossen and breakout sessions will highlight Environmental Justice and Immigration Justice topics.

Saturday, breakout sessions will cover pressing Economic Justice and Criminal Justice issues and conclude with remarks by Elisabeth Epps.

For more information and to register, please click here





When: February 20, 2020 (Thursday), 8 am - 1 pm

Where: Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (1550 17th St., Suite 2300, Denver)

On Thursday, February 20, the YLD is putting on a CLE on cross examinations. These CLEs are a great way to get to know other YLD members while earning four CLE credits. The event will begin with an all-star panel (subject to availability):  U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello, Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Spencer, Kenzo Kawanabe (Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP) and Tim Macdonald (Arnold & Porter).  Following the panel, participants will have the opportunity to conduct at least one cross examination and receive feedback from several of the panelists and two other experienced lawyer coaches (subject to availability):  Fred Baumann (Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP) and Suneeta Hazra (Arnold & Porter).

This is a fun, informal, NITA-type CLE at a fraction of the cost ($25 for YLD members; $100 for non-members) – and attendees will receive four CLE credits.   For more information, please click here.

Because of the extensive individual feedback, the number of participants is limited. To sign up, please click here.








































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