Atlanta, October 22, 2018 – The National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) held the Fall 2018 Group Mentoring Event of its Legal Talents Program at the conference center of the State Bar of Georgia.
The Honorable Carla McMillian and Angela Hsu were the keynote speakers for this event.
Judge Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Governor Nathan Deal, taking office on January 24, 2013. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American state appellate judge ever to be appointed in the Southeast. Upon her election in 2014, Judge McMillian became the first Asian American to be elected to a statewide office in Georgia.
Angela Hsu holds the title of Vice President, Legal at Duke Realty Corporation, a Fortune 500 publicly traded industrial real estate company with a presence in 22 states in the U.S. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, an agency of the State of Georgia. Angela also serves on the first advisory board for the Emory University School of Law Transactional Law Center. She has been invited to rejoin the board of the Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association in 2018.
The topics of this event included “leadership makes a difference in your community, and build a successful career in law from challenges and opportunities.” The speakers shared their own experiences relating to these topics.
The attendees included mentors and mentees of Legal Talents Program, practicing attorneys, law students, etc. Bingzi Hu, NACA's Chair of Legal Talents Program, shared the mentees' recent achievements – they obtained very exciting job offer or internship opportunity. The attendees gave the mentees a round of applause and wished them every success in the future.
Since 2018, NACA launches the Legal Talents Program with the aim to cultivate young legal talents and future leaders of the Asian legal community. Through this Program, NACA connects young lawyers and law students with experienced practicing attorneys, who will share their career advice, practice experience, and provide leadership guidance to the mentees. The program serves NACA's three missions: bridging cultures, building leaders, and benefiting communities.