More than 230 law students, attorneys, judges, and supporters attended the 6th Annual Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship gala dinner on January, 25. 2013, at Far East Cafe in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Berkeley Law 2Ls Joy Wang and Emily Chen served as the dinner co-chairs.
Each year, the Fellowship provides critical financial support for recent graduates working towards social justice in the API community. This year’s recipient, Judith Le, is doing great work for Mayor Corey Booker and the Policy Department of the City of Newark, New Jersey. At the dinner, Quyen Ta gave an inspiring speech for young lawyers and Judge Lucy Koh provided a heartening look at the history of diversity on the federal bench.
“We are very grateful for the support we’ve received from Minami Tamaki LLP these past six years,” said Bryan Springmeyer, the fellowship’s program director. “Aside from being our top donor, the firm’s partners and associates have made their resources and connections available to help ensure that each event has been successful. Every year, our law student volunteers are inspired by the achievements highlighted at the event and excited to have met with Dale Minami, Don Tamaki and the other trailblazers of our community.”