In 2017, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, the American Bar Foundation, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and other key contributors prepared A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law, a novel study and report regarding Asian Americans in the legal profession. In the years since, the Asian American community has experienced a series of major events, including a rise in anti-Asian hate and violence, increased attention to discrimination generally, and a global pandemic. Accordingly, in 2022, the authors released A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law 2.0: Identity and Action in Challenging Times (“Portrait Project 2.0”).
AABA is pleased to present A Toolkit Examining “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law 2.0,” which digests the major findings in the Portrait Project 2.0 for AAPI attorneys in four major audiences: law students, private practice: law firms, private practice: in-house lawyers, and public service. AABA hopes this toolkit will be a useful guide for AAPI attorneys around the country in their career development, as well as a catalyst for conversations in various organizations to discuss how to best support the career development of AAPI attorneys.
Law Students: Action Items
Source: Portrait Project at 16-17.
Law Firms: Action Items
Public Service: Action Items
Mentorship and Sponsorship