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Board of Directors


Our incredible team is committed to advocating for the Asian Pacific American legal community.  Read below to learn more about what being part of PALSD means to us.

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Warren Den, President

San Diego County Public Defender Office

PALSD is doing the work of providing leadership in safeguarding the civil liberties of the Asian American community.  Now is our time!

Eric Tran, President-Elect 
CA Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

"I joined PALSD because the organization engages its members with meaningful opportunities to serve and represent our legal community in the promotion of justice, equity, and access for all."


Interested in a position on the board? 

  • Board election process occurs in March

  • Eligibility Requirements:

    • Licensed to practice law in CA

    • A member of good standing with California bar

    • Current dues-paying member of PALSD

  • Questions? Contact us

Diana Cohen, Board Member
Dr. Bronner's

"I am so excited to be part of such an active Board that has a focus on advancing their members and a passion for community engagement and service."

Julie T. Houth, Board Member 
Thomas Quinn, LLP

"I believe in equal representation and actively seek out roles where I can represent my background and culture; PALSD allows me to be a liaison between other bar associations and our community."

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Melissa Ocampo, Board Member 
San Diego County District Attorney's Office

"Joining PALSD and being part of the Board of Directors has been a true honor and privilege; it has allowed me to contribute to the empowerment and advancement of not only the APA legal community, but our APA community as a whole."

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Juliet Park, Board Member

CA Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

"As a first generation lawyer, I am thrilled to be part of the PALSD Board of Directors and help build supportive relationships among the AAPI legal profession and the broader AAPI communities in San Diego."

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