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Judiciary Committee

Judiciary Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:

Robert Leung, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP (Email:
Linda Lin, QBE North America (Email:

The Judiciary Committee leads AABANY’s efforts to work towards increasing the number of qualified Asian Pacific American ("APA”) attorneys in the federal, state, and local judiciary and to advocate for the interests of APA judges, including increasing judicial pay and preserving judicial independence. 

The Judiciary Committee’s work falls into four main categories:

  1. Recruiting and preparing potential candidates for the judiciary, including currently sitting members of the bench who seek higher judicial office.
  2. Evaluating judicial candidates to determine whether AABANY should formally endorse them. The policies and procedures for AABANY’s endorsement process are posted on the AABANY website.
  3. Advocating on behalf of and otherwise supporting candidates for the judiciary whom AABANY has endorsed.
  4. Formulating AABANY’s positions and thereafter engaging in advocacy (e.g., speeches, legislative testimony, public fora, amicus briefs, and editorials) on issues related to judicial independence and judicial selection procedures.

The Committee is open to any questions about the Committee, New York Judiciary, and the Judicial Selection Process. The Committee is currently revising its Judicial Endorsement Policy and Procedures. Please contact them at the above emails.

Judicial Endorsement Policy and Procedures (as of June 9, 2015)