Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

History of Anniversary Dinner Honorees

 

Awards

Honorees

 

 

October 27, 2017 (34th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Korean Resource Center

Community Partner Award

Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Corporate Impact Award

The Walt Disney Company

Pro Bono Service Award

Sidley Austin LLP

Public Service Award

Speaker Anthony Rendon

 

 

October 6, 2016 (33rd Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Wage Justice Center

Legal Impact Award

Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Education Impact Award

The Honorable President Pro Tem Senator Kevin de León

Philanthropy Partner Award

Ming Chen Hsu and the J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Pro Bono Service Award

Latham & Watkins LLP

Public Image Award

Producers, Writers, and Main Cast of Fresh Off the Boat

 

 

October 15, 2015 (32nd Anniversary Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

Southern California Gas Company

Philanthropy Partner Award

California Community Foundation

Community Partner Award

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

Unsung Heroes Award

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Freedom for the El Monte Thai Workers

 

 

October 23, 2014 (31st Anniversary Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

IW Group, Inc.

Philanthropy Partner Award

The California Endowment

Pro Bono Service Award

Duane Morris LLP

 

 

October 10, 2013 (30th Anniversary Dinner)

Public Image Award

George Takei

Special Recognition

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

 

 

October 11, 2012 (29th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County

Community Partner Award

Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Corporate Impact Award

The Walt Disney Company

Pro Bono Service Award

Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

 

 

October 19, 2011 (28th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency

Legal Impact Award

Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court Associate Justice

Pro Bono Service Awarrd

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Public Image Award

AngryAsianMan.com / Phil Yu

 

 

October 14, 2010 (27th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Guam Communications Network

Community Partner Award

Office of Sāmoan Affairs

Community Partner Award

Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Community Partner Award

Tongan Community Service Center

Corporate Impact Award

The Nielsen Company

Public Service Award

Walter & Shirley Wang

 

 

October 6, 2009 (26th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance

Community Partner Award

School/Community Coordinators from the Alhambra Unified School District

Corporate Impact Award

Kaiser Permanente

Legal Impact Award

Ramon Alcaraz (posthumous)

Legal Impact Award

Franco Arcebal

Legal Impact Award

Faustino “Peping” Baclig

Legal Impact Award

Tagumpay Nañadiego

Pro Bono Service Award

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Pro Bono Service Award

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Special Recognition Award

Frank J. Quevedo

 

 

October 21, 2008 (25th Anniversary Dinner)

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

AT&T

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Bank of America

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

BP America Inc.

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Burger King Corporation

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Fannie Mae

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Hitachi, Ltd.

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Kaiser Permanente

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

LA-18 / KSCI-TV

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Merrill Lynch

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Prudential Financial

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Southern California Edison

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Southern California Gas Company

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Union Bank of California

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Verizon

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Washington Mutual

Silver Anniversary Award (Corporation)

Wells Fargo

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

California Community Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

California Consumer Protection Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

The California Endowment

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Emma Lazarus Fund

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

The James Irvine Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

The Kresge Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Levi Strauss Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Open Society Institute

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

The Rockefeller Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

Rosenberg Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

S. Mark Taper Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Foundation)

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

George & Sakaye Aratani

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Andrew & Peggy Cherng

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Michael F. Eng & Judy Chu

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

The Kwoh Family: Edwin & Beulah (posthumous), Stewart & Pat, Mary Ellen & Jack

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

The Lee Family: Jack & Betty, Martin & JoAnne, Scott & Karen, Jennifer & Miles

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

John S.C. Lim

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Sandy Sakamoto & Nolan Maehara

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Julie Su

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Marie & Chor Chai Tan

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Cyrus Tang

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Donald & Jean Tang

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Walter & Shirley Wang

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Delbert (posthumous) & Dolores Wong

Silver Anniversary Award (Individual)

Wilbur & Beth Woo

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Jones Day

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Sidley Austin LLP

Silver Anniversary Award (Law Firm)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

 

October 18, 2007 (24th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

API Equality-LA

Corporate Impact Award

BP America Inc.

Public Service Award

Yul Kwon

 

 

November 14, 2006 (23rd Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

NALEO Educational Fund

Corporate Impact Award

AT&T

Public Service Award

Cyrus Tang

 

 

October 20, 2005 (22nd Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Garment Worker Center

Community Partner Award

Sweatshop Watch

Corporate Impact Award

Timothy J. McCallion

Public Service Award

Antonio R. Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles Mayor

 

 

October 28, 2004 (21st Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

PALS for Health

Corporate Impact Award

Bank of America

Legal Impact Award

Christopher Chiu and Family

Pro Bono Service Award

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg

Public Service Award

Ki Suh Park

 

 

October 16, 2003 (20th Anniversary Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

Corporate Impact Award

Washington Mutual

Pro Bono Service Award

Frank W. Chen

Pro Bono Service Award

Bill H. Seki

Pro Bono Service Award

Carol Anne Sobel

Public Service Award

Wilma Chen, California Assemblymember

Public Service Award

Judy Chu, California Assemblymember

Public Service Award

Carol Liu, California Assemblymember

Public Service Award

Alan Nakanishi, California Assemblymember

Public Service Award

George Nakano, California Assemblymember

Public Service Award

Leland Yee, California Assemblymember

 

 

October 17, 2002 (17th Annual Awards Dinner)

Community Partner Award

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Corporate Impact Award

ABC7

Legal Impact Award

South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow

Pro Bono Service Award

Howard Hom

Special Recognition Award

Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Special Recognition Award

Tammy Chung Ryu, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

 

 

October 24, 2001 (16th Annual Awards Dinner)

Community Partner Award

South Asian Network

Community Partner Award

Thai Community Development Center

Corporate Impact Award

Paula Madison

Legal Impact Award

Wen Ho Lee

Pro Bono Service Award

Loyola Law School

Pro Bono Service Award

Kenneth T. Tanaka

Public Service Award

Vilma S. Martinez

 

 

October 25, 2000 (15th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

Leland Wong

Legal Impact Award

Norman Mineta, United States Secretary of Commerce

Pro Bono Community Partner Award

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

Pro Bono Service Award

James C. Sun

Pro Bono Service Award

UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association

Public Service Award

The Garment Worker Leaders

Public Service Award

Lilly V. Lee (posthumous)

Special Recognition Award

The Joseph Santos Ileto Hate Crimes Prevention Fellowship

 

 

October 28, 1999 (14th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

Fritz Friedman

Legal Impact Award

Bill Lann Lee

Pro Bono Community Partner Award

Korean Resource Center

Pro Bono Community Partner Award

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

Pro Bono Service Award

Luci-Ellen Chun

Pro Bono Service Award

Erin Oshiro

Pro Bono Service Award

Youlee Yim You

Public Service Award

The Ileto Family: Joseph (posthumous), Lilian, Ismael & Deena, Carmina, Raquel

Public Service Award

Bill Imada / Imada Wong Communications Group, Inc.

 

 

October 15, 1998 (13th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

Merrill Lynch

Legal Impact Award

Lance A. Ito, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Legal Impact Award

Delbert E. Wong, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Pro Bono Impact Litigation Award

Bird, Marella, Boxer & Wolpert

Pro Bono Service Award

Roberto H. Aldape

Pro Bono Service Award

Roderick T. Field

Pro Bono Service Award

Francesca Frey

Pro Bono Service Award

Shane Y. Kao

Pro Bono Service Award

William Pyoung Soo Min

Pro Bono Service Award

UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association’s Legal Services Projects

Public Service Award

K. Connie Kang

Public Service Award

Patricia Kinaga

 

 

October 23, 1997 (12th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Impact Award

Southern California Edison Company

Legal Impact Award

Ming W. Chin, California Supreme Court Associate Justice

Legal Impact Award

Joyce L. Kennard, California Supreme Court Associate Justice

Pro Bono Service Award

Robert W. Chong

Pro Bono Service Award

Robert M. Kawahara

Pro Bono Service Award (Equal Protection)

Kari Manheim

Public Service Award

Jeri Okamoto Floyd

 

 

October 17, 1996 (11th Annual Awards Dinner)

Community Service Award

Royal F. Morales

Corporate Impact Award

Los Angeles Times

Legal Impact Award

Ernest M. Hiroshige, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Pro Bono Service Award

Paul J. Estuar

Pro Bono Service Award

Robin Shigenobu Toma

Public Service Award

Wendy Tokuda

Special Recognition Award

Judith Hoye

 

 

October 26, 1995 (10th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Corporate Award

ARCO

Corporate Award

AT&T

Corporate Award

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Corporate Award

GTE

Corporate Award

Pacific Bell

Corporate Award

Southern California Gas Company

Pro Bono Service Award

Mary Chu

Pro Bono Service Award

Alex H. Fukui

Pro Bono Service Award

Dean Hansell

Pro Bono Service Award

William C. Hsu

Pro Bono Service Award

Michael M. Murata

Pro Bono Service Award

Christine Ta

Public Service Award

Ronald S.W. Lew, United States District Judge

Public Service Award

Robert M. Takasugi, United States District Judge

Special Recognition Award

Robert Tomas Olmos

 

 

October 27, 1994 (9th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Hughes Aircraft Corporation

Legal Impact Award

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison

Pro Bono Service Award

Shun C. Chen

Pro Bono Service Award

J. Charles Ferrari

Pro Bono Service Award

Anna Y. Park

Public Service Award

Tritia Toyota

Special Volunteer Award

Nancy Peilan Pappas

 

 

October 14, 1993 (8th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Bank of America

Decade Award

Casimiro Tolentino

Legal Impact Award

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Pro Bono Service Award

Sung Hwang

Pro Bono Service Award

Japanese American Bar Association of Greater Los Angeles’s Community Education Committee

Pro Bono Service Award

Derek W. Li

Pro Bono Service Award

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association’s Community Law School Committee

Public Service Award

Korean Youth and Community Center

Public Service Award

KSCI-TV Channel 18

 

 

October 15, 1992 (7th Annual Awards Dinner)

Bridging Communities Award

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Bridging Communities Award

Thai Buddhist Sangha Council of U.S.A.

Corporate Award

William L. Callender

Legal Impact Award

Korean American Bar Association

Pro Bono Service Award

Lisa Kim

Pro Bono Service Award

Christopher Leong

Pro Bono Service Award

Hisako Muramatsu

Pro Bono Service Award

Justin Shrenger

Pro Bono Service Award

Virgil Sy

Pro Bono Service Award

Polly Thomas

Public Service Award

Warren T. Furutani, City of Los Angeles Board of Education Member

 

 

October 17, 1991 (6th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Hitachi, Ltd.

Legal Impact Award

Howard Berman, United States Congressmember

Legal Impact Award

Frederick W. Hong

Legal Impact Award

Maria L. Hsia

Legal Impact Award

John Huang

Pro Bono Service Award

Michael F. Eng

Pro Bono Service Award

Patricia A. Kinaga

Pro Bono Service Award

Yun W. Suh

Public Service Award

Gloria M. Ochoa, Santa Barbara County Supervisor

 

 

October 4, 1990 (5th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Hugh A. Jones

Legal Impact Award

City of Garden Grove

Legal Impact Award

Ho Young Chung

Legal Impact Award

Orange County Human Relations Commission

Pro Bono Service Award

Maria Corazon Angeles

Pro Bono Service Award

Albert J. Chang

Pro Bono Service Award

Ruth Hirai

Pro Bono Service Award

Bert S. Nishimura

Pro Bono Service Award

Angela Oh

Public Service Award

Korea Times, U.S.A.

 

 

October 26, 1989 (4th Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

William Clossey

Legal Impact Award

Don Nakanishi

Public Service Award

Judy Chu, City of Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem

 

 

September 29, 1988 (3rd Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

Robert & Marilyn McIntyre

Legal Impact Award

Robert T. Matsui, United States Congressmember

Public Service Award

March Fong Eu, California Secretary of State

 

 

October 1, 1987 (2nd Annual Awards Dinner)

Corporate Award

David E. Anderson

Legal Impact Award

Minoru Yasui (posthumous)

Public Service Award

Lilly V. Lee

 

 

October 9, 1986 (1st Annual Awards Dinner)

 

Gerald D. Foster

 

Norman Y. Mineta, United States Congressmember

 

Michael Woo, City of Los Angeles Councilmember

 

 

 

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