Monthly Archives: January 2016

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OAPABA Celebrates the Appointment of Judge Youlee You to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has appointed Judge Youlee You as a United States Magistrate Judge in Portland, Oregon, beginning March 1, 2016. Judge You will be the first APA judge appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She has served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge since 2007. Before becoming a judge, she served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice, Trial and Appellate Divisions; a Death Penalty Staff Attorney for the United States District Court for the Central District of California; a Deputy Bureau Chief/Senior Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York; an Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice; and, earlier in her career, as a Staff Attorney for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon.

For the official announcement, click here.

OAPABA congratulates Judge You on her appointment to the federal bench and celebrates the historic achievements of Judge You and APA attorneys in Oregon.

Updated 5/19/2016: OAPABA members attend Judge You’s Investiture Ceremony.

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OAPABA Celebrates the Appointment of APA Judges to Oregon’s Appellate Courts

Governor Kate Brown today announced that she will appoint Lynn R. Nakamoto to the Oregon Supreme Court, as well as Roger J. DeHoog to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Judge Nakamoto will be the first APA justice to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court. She is the namesake and first honoree of OAPABA’s Lynn R. Nakamoto award. Judge DeHoog will be the second APA judge to serve on the Oregon Court of Appeals. He will become the only judge on either of Oregon’s appellate courts from outside the Willamette Valley.

OAPABA congratulates Judge Nakamoto and Judge DeHoog on their appointments and celebrates their appointments to Oregon’s top courts.

Updated 1/27/2016: OAPABA members attend Judge Nakamoto’s Investiture. 

Judge Nakamoto was sworn in on January 25, 2016 as Oregon State Supreme Court’s first Asian Pacific American Justice. NPR’s Portland show, “Think Out Loud” covered the event.

Listen to the radio clip here.