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.
Brandon Kimura, President
"I joined PALSD because progress is not inevitable; it requires leadership and courage to create it."
Esther Lee Bylsma, President-Elect
"PALSD connects you with experienced professionals who want to invest in YOU."
Interested in a position on the board?
Board election process occurs in March
Licensed to practice law in CA
A member of good standing with California bar
Current dues-paying member of PALSD
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Kenneth S. Kawabata, Secretary
"As for serving on the Board of PALSD, it was an opportunity to serve in a leadership role after several years as a general member and to bring old school insights to a group of tremendously talented and motivated young leaders in the API legal community."
Y. Jennifer Lee, Treasurer
"PALSD gives me, and so many other Asian American attorneys, the voice we didn't realize we have."
Alan Chang, Board Member
"I joined PALSD to serve the APA legal community in San Diego by devoting my time and resources towards achieving goals dedicated to further the progress of APA attorneys, such as by mentoring law students and raising awareness of APA issues within corporate legal departments"
Emily Howe, Board Member
"I am inspired by PALSD’s efforts to build a pipeline of leadership, increase access to justice, advance authentic diversity & inclusion, and create a unifying voice in the legal community."
Kevin Kwon, Board Member
Kris Mukherji, Board Member
Melissa Ocampo, Board Member
"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."
Eric Tran, Board Member
"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."
Stacy Park, Immediate Past President
"PALSD allows me to speak my mind and advocate for Asian American attorneys."