PALSD has created several committees as part of our commitment 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 our community.

If you have questions or would like to get involved in any of the committees below, please contact us

Advisory Committee

PALSD's Advisory Committee renders valuable guidance and advice to the Board of Directors.  The Board relies on the Advisory Committee’s special expertise to support and strengthen PALSD as an organization. Learn more. 



Awards Committee

PALSD's Awards Committee is committed to recognizing and nominating qualified members for the various awards available within our legal community. The Awards Committee strives to make these decisions on the basis of fair evaluation of the candidates’ nomination material and the stated criteria for receipt of the award in question. In order to increase the likelihood that the best possible candidates are nominated, the Awards Committee encourages self-nominations as well as peer nominations. Additionally, the Awards Committee will engage in outreach to increase the size and diversity of the pool of worthy candidates. Learn more. 

In-House Counsel Committee

This committee was established to facilitate communication and networking among in-house counsel in San Diego. The committee offers professional and social events across a wide range of companies and practices. Learn more.

Mentorship Committee 

The mission of PALSD's Mentorship Program is to provide an avenue for law students to gain valuable information regarding different areas of law, professionalism, interviewing skills, networking, and development. The program connects law students with practicing attorneys in the San Diego legal community.​​ Learn more. 

Non-Judicial Endorsements Committee  

This committee considers requests for endorsements for non-partisan San Diego City and County positions related to the legal community, such as the offices of City Attorney and District Attorney, as well as candidates for the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association and other local bar associations.​​ The purpose of providing endorsements is to ensure that the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community and its interests are represented in our community in a variety of positions. Learn more

Women's Committee 

The Women’s Committee supports and promotes Asian Pacific American women in the San Diego legal profession.  The committee seeks to provide a forum to exchange information, foster professional relationships, and support career development. Learn more.

Judicial Endorsements Committee

The mission of the Judicial Endorsement Committee (JEC) is to examine the qualifications and temperament of candidates to the judiciary who seek PALSD’s endorsement. PALSD encourages qualified Asian and non-Asian judicial candidates to seek election or gubernatorial appointment to the bench. Endorsed candidates should reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of PALSD, and demonstrate the ability to contribute to a California judiciary of quality. ​​ Learn more