For Immediate Release
February 25, 2016
The Korean American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (KABA-DC) congratulates U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As the first woman, Korean American Article III judge appointed to the federal judiciary, Judge Koh has been a historic figure for the Korean-American bar, and active with numerous community and law-related organizations. She was also the first Asian Pacific American Article III judge appointed in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Koh would be the first female, Korean American judge on a federal circuit court.
## KABA-DC was established in 2009 to be the voice for Korean Americans in the legal profession in the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. KABA-DC’s main goal is to promote and improve the common professional and business interests of Korean American lawyers and others in the legal profession. KABA-DC also fosters professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement.##