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August 22, 2017

A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law

Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing minority group in the legal profession for the past three decades, but they have made only limited progress in reaching the top ranks of the profession, according to a new report released today by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Yale Law School.


The report, titled A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law, is the first-ever comprehensive study of Asian Americans in the legal profession…



September 26, 2016

Congratulations Jennifer Madden!

Congratulations to AAPA member Jennifer Madden, who the voters overwhelmingly elected to fill a vacancy in Alameda County Superior Court! Stay tuned for more details on her official swearing-in date.”

April 11, 2016

Job Announcement

JOB OPENINGS at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The US Attorney’s Office is interested is hiring experienced attorneys for five Assistant U.S. Attorney positions in the office’s Criminal and National Security Divisions. AUSAs in these divisions prosecute federal cases in the Central District of California and advise federal law enforcement agents on investigations, present cases to the grand jury, try cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Attorneys seeking a position as an AUSA should complete the PDF application found here and create a second PDF containing a cover letter to the attention of First Assistant United States Attorney Patrick R. Fitzgerald, resume, law school transcript, and brief writing sample (preferably 10 pages or less). Please include the cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample in a single pdf in that order. Please be sure to indicate preferred Division(s) and office(s) and all jurisdictions in which admitted to practice law.


The two PDFs should be e-mailed to This position is open until filled, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Sept 1. No telephone calls please.