A Conversation with Judge Al Wong

The Courts Journal spoke with Judge Wong about his recent award and asked him a few questions about himself.
 
altCourts Journal: Where did you grow up?
Judge Wong: Hong Kong.
 
CJ: In what field is your undergraduate degree?
Judge Wong: Political science.
 
CJ: What motivated you to study law?
Judge Wong: I had a great 10th grade history teacher. My interest was piqued when we studied the Constitution.
 
CJ: If you weren’t a lawyer or judge, what would you do?
Judge Wong: Sports and food are tops on my list, so I would have to find a way to incorporate one or both of those into a career.
 
CJ: What do you enjoy most about being a judge or greatest reward of your job? 
Judge Wong: Helping those that can be helped.
 
CJ: Who has influenced your career as a judge?
Judge Wong: Judge Ron Lew, Federal judge in the Central District of California. He has been a great mentor to me.
 
CJ: What are your outside interests
Judge Wong: As I said before, food and cooking are great passions of mine. I love to play golf, even though I play badly.  I love my four legged children - two cats and a special needs, barky dog
 
CJ: Who are your role models?
Judge Wong: Judge Donnie Peppers, Senior State Court Judge.
 
CJ: Words to live by or favorite quote?
Judge Wong:  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
 
CJ: If someone had just one day to spend in Georgia, what would you recommend they see or do?
Judge Wong: I would recommend they have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes in Savannah, GA.

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