Atlanta, July 21, 2018 – The National Association of Chinese Americans (“NACA”) successfully held the Summer Group Event of its Legal Talents Program at the conference center of the State Bar of Georgia.
Sam Olens, Counsel at Dentons and former Georgia Attorney General and L. David Wolfe, a criminal defense attorney and President of L. David Wolfe, P.C., serves as speakers for the NACA Summer Group event.
More than 30 people attended this event, including lawyers, visiting scholar, mentors and mentees of Legal Talents Program, law students, and representatives from non-profit legal aid organization, etc.
Bingzi Hu, Chair of Legal Talents Program, welcomed the attendees on behalf of NACA and introduced the Program to new friends. Ms. Hu also shared the mentees' recent achievements with job offers or internship opportunity.
The topics of this event included: promoting diversity in Georgia's legal community, positioning young legal talents for public leadership role, and, building career success. The speakers delivered speeches related to these topics. Mr. Olens shared his wisdom from his own personal experience on public service, “Kindness is more important than intelligence.” He also encouraged the Asian community to step out of their comfort zone to participate in public affairs.
Mr. Wolfe is nationally recognized in the area of Criminal Defense since he established his own firm in 1981. He has handled many cases of national interest, including challenges to Georgia's Hate Crimes and Assisted Suicide statutes, both of which were struck down by the Georgia Supreme Court as unconstitutional. He said, while Asian-Americans comprise 5 percent of lawyers in the U.S., he encourages Asian American lawyers to pursue public leadership roles.
NACA proudly launches the inaugural Legal Talents Program with aims to cultivate young legal talents and future leaders of the Asian legal community. Through the program, NACA connects young lawyers and law students (mentees) with experienced practicing attorneys (mentors), who will share their career advice, practice experience, and provide leadership guidance to the mentees. This program also serves NACA's three principle missions: bridging cultures, building leaders, and benefiting communities.