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APABA-IN congratulates Judge Rehana Adat-Lopez who was selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to fill a vacancy on the Lake County Superior Court. She is well-qualified and will make an excellent contribution to the court.

On April 13, President Joe Biden nominated Judge John Z. Lee to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. If confirmed, Judge Lee would be the first Asian American appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit. Judge Lee will be filling the seat held by Judge Diane Wood, who took senior status in December…

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. Judge Grant W. Hawkins (Court 31, Major Felony, Criminal Division) will retire effective September 30, 2022, creating a Democratic party vacancy on the Marion Superior Court. Committee Chairperson and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David announced applications are…

This is a special collaboration between the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation, Marion County Bar Association, and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana. The evening will boast an opening session where you will get the opportunity to learn about each organization’s history, mission, goals, and the charitable activities they support; a general discussion about…

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana at Indianapolis, effective upon Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch’s retirement on October 31, 2022. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the…

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana congratulates Judge Tiffany Vivo who was sworn in as a Marion Circuit Court judge yesterday on Friday, December 17. Judge Vivo was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sheryl Lynch. She is the first Asian American and Filipino…

IndyBar: Small But Mighty (and Growing): 2021 Spotlight on Indiana’s Asian Legal Community Haroon Anwar, President of APABA-IN Have you heard of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana? We’re an affinity bar association that’s striving to become a household name, but it can only happen with your help! So what is APABA-IN’s purpose?…

Minority groups highlight need for diversity on all-white 7th Circuit The lack of diversity on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals – which would remain unchanged if nominee Thomas Kirsch II is confirmed to fill the current vacancy – is prompting minority groups to speak out and call upon elected officials and the judiciary to appoint…

Asian Pacific American Bar honors Takei, others at regional conference Indiana’s chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is hosting the national bar association’s regional conference later this month, bringing a famed member of the “Star Trek” cast to the Hoosier state. APABA-IN will host the Central Regional Conference for attorneys in the…

Asian Pacific American Bar honors Takei, others at regional conference “Star Trek” and Spam were two topics that drew laughter and invoked inspiration during the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana’s third annual regional conference this weekend. The group presented “Star Trek” original cast member and social activist George Takei with its Trailblazer Award….

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