The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce is featuring a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Yu, at their monthly luncheon June 13 at House of Hong Restaurant.
Justice Yu was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee in May, 2014 to join the Surpreme Court after working more than 14 years as an accomplished trial court judge in King County Superior Court where she heard a wide variety of criminal and civil cases and presided over hundreds of adoptions and other family law matters.
With a deep record of service both on and off the bench, Justice Yu has been mentoring young attorneys, law clerks and students, co-chairing the statewide Minority and Justice Commission, lecturing at Seattle University, helping lead the bar association’s leadership institute for young attorneys, and serving on the board of FareStart and the advisory board for the University of Washington School of Law’s Gates Public Service Program.
During the luncheon, there’ll be a panel discussion and Q&A session with Justice Mary Yu, who is also the state’s first openly gay Justice, the first Asian American Justice, the first Latina Justice. Aside from that, she is the 6th woman currently serving and the 11th woman ever to serve on Washington state’s Supreme Court.
Current Chinese Chamber members who register and pay online by 10:30a.m. the day of the event will pay $15. New members are also $15. Paying at the door is $20. Tickets can be purchased online.