Three USD School of Law Alumni Serve as Successive Presidents of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego

San Diego (January 26, 2018) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Warren Den, ’02 (JD), was recently inaugurated as the 2018 president of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD). He succeeds 2017 President Judy Bae, ’02 (JD) and 2016 President Linh Lam, ’05 (JD). PALSD celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual gala dinner at the U.S. Grant Hotel on January 25. 

Den is a deputy public defender at San Diego’s Office of the Primary Public Defender, where he has worked as a trial attorney since 2005. Den is a longtime member of PALSD and volunteers as a law alumni advisor at USD School of Law.

Bae is an attorney at Miller, Monson, Peshel, Polacek & Hoshaw, where her practice focuses on trust and probate litigation matters including trust and will contests, a variety of trust petitions often filed by beneficiaries seeking accountings, instructions from the court, and/or contesting a trustee's bad acts.

Lam is a deputy district attorney at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where she has worked since 2006. Lam has been a long-time member of PALSD and, prior to serving as president, served on the organization’s board of directors for five years.

PALSD is dedicated to advancing Asian Americans in the legal profession, promoting and advocating the interests of the Asian Pacific American community, and preserving the culture, heritage, and diversity of the San Diego community. PALSD provides its members with numerous opportunities to network with judges and attorneys in various practices, attend continuing legal education courses, mentor young attorneys and law students, and volunteer for community service activities.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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