Award Winners Have Impact
The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association held its annual awards dinner on Oct. 29 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven. The keynote speaker was Judge Carla Wong McMillian of the Georgia Court of Appeals. She is the first Asian-Pacific-American state appellate judge ever to be appointed in the Southeast.
The Impact Award was given to Don Liu, senior vice president and general counsel of Xerox Corp. Liu was honored for being one of the nation's most active and prominent Asian-Pacific-American advocates for diversity. He was recently featured on the cover of Forefront magazine for his efforts.
The New Haven County Bar Association won the 2013 CAPABA Diversity Award. The NHCBA was led this past year by Sung-Ho Hwang, the first Asian-Pacific-American attorney to serve as president in its 227-year history. Other minority lawyers are key members of the bar group's current and future leadership. "We are proud to celebrate the New Haven County Bar Association's achievements in diversifying its leadership ranks and in serving as a model for all professional organizations," said Edward Lee, CAPABA's president.