Photo: President Suhi Koizumi (third from right on far side of the table) and her fellow Korean American Bar Association board members at their first meeting of 2015. Photo via KABANC on Facebook.
In April 2015, Senior Associate Suhi Koizumi took office as President of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC).
For three decades, KABANC has served the Korean American community and encouraged the professional growth of Korean American lawyers and law students in Northern California.
Suhi continues Minami Tamaki’s tradition of leadership in bar associations. Partner Minette Kwok served as a Commissioner on the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization Immigration and Nationality Law. Other firm attorneys have served in numerous positions with various bar associations and legal organizations.
“My primary goals include awarding more scholarships to deserving law students. KABANC has a very unique scholarship program that assists law students during the bar examination preparation period, said Suhi.
“We are also working very hard to increase the frequency of pro bono clinics as well. I co-founded KABANC’s Women’s Committee last year. The Women’s Committee opened 2015 strong with an MCLE Elimination of Bias panel, and I’m fully committed to continue to grow women lawyers and law students’ participation in legal community and career advancement.”
Suhi added: “KABANC works closely with other bay area minority bar associations, and I will continue to maintain KABANC’s close ties with sister minority bar associations so that our collective community can establish a stronger voice.”
A Senior Associate in our Immigration Practice Group, Suhi partners with executives and legal and human resources personnel to address a wide spectrum of immigration issues of corporate clients.
She has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the Rising Star category. She has served as General Counsel for the Asian Business League of San Francisco and as a board member of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
Suhi also regularly volunteers at immigration clinics where she advises indigent clients and has promoted the rights of women fleeing from persecution at the Center for Gender and Refugee studies.