Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:58 PM | Anonymous member

For immediate release: December 28, 2011
Contact: Christina Yang at (213) 229-5149 or christina.t.yang@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA – The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of Los Angeles County (www.apaba.org) applauds the appointment of APABA Advisory Board member Holly J. Fujie to the Los Angeles Superior Court. APABA graciously thanks Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. for the appointment. “APABA is proud to have endorsed Holly, and to have pushed for such an eminently qualified applicant for appointment to the state judiciary,” stated Edmond Sung, president of APABA. For the last twelve years, she has been a shareholder at Buchalter, Nemer, APC. She is an expert in insurance and surety industry related litigation, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2004-2011, one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.” In 2009, Ms. Fujie was elected to membership in the prestigious American Law Institute. She graduated, at the age of 22, from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. “Holly Fujie truly personifies the best of our profession. She has a fierce commitment to increasing access to legal services for the underserved, an unwavering dedication to diversity, and an immense passion for justice and equality,” stated Christina Yang, co-Chair of the Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements Committee. In her various leadership positions, such as President of the State Bar of California, Board member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, President of the Chancery Club, and Chair of the Board at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Ms. Fujie has tirelessly sought to better our profession. For her efforts, she has been bestowed the “Trailblazer” Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the “Distinguished Advocate for Diversity” Award from the Philippine American Bar Association, the Public Service Award of the Japanese American Bar Association, and the "Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Award from the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law and Business. Ms. Fujie’s appointment is celebrated and rejoiced by all corners of the Los Angeles legal community, especially the Asian Pacific American community, for whom she has been a role model and advocate.
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