Raising the Bar: Perspectives on Taking the Bench

Asian Women In Business (AWIB) presents the 2nd Annual Raising the Bar, a forum featuring prominent Asian women in the legal profession. The forum will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City.

This year, we are focusing on Asian women on the bench. We will have a conversation with a rare group of Asian women, all sitting judges in New York. The panelists are:

The Honorable Marilyn D. Go
United States Magistrate Judge (E.D.N.Y.)

The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan
New York State Supreme Court Judge

The Honorable Toko Serita
New York City Criminal Court Judge

Karen R. King, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, will moderate the event. More information on the speakers can be found at www.awib.org/raisingthebar2012.

Our esteemed panel will have a frank discussion on the various processes of becoming a judge, the lack of representation of Asian women in the judiciary, and their decision to answer the call of public service.

Each of our panelists’ stories is a testament of hard work and perseverance resulting in a real contribution to society. Their stories help explain the situation of Asian women in the judiciary today, while shaping the way forward.

Raising the Bar is open to those interested in learning about the quest of Asian women as they seek a wider and more influential role in the legal system. An RSVP is absolutely required via online registration at www.awib.org/events or by calling 212.868.1368.

Networking Reception includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.