GAPABA honors Judge Al Wong

In 1992, Judge Alvin T. Wong, State Court of DeKalb County, was one of 13 founding members of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA), a forum to establish a Georgia support network for Asian Pacific American attorneys and those interested in Asian American legal issues. 
 
altOn May 15, 2014, 175 members of GAPABA including judges, attorneys, law professors and law students attended the GAPABA Inaugural Gala Banquet at Trolley Barn in Inman Park to celebrate the Association’s 21st anniversary.  To honor one of its founding members, the GAPABA created the Judge Alvin T. Wong Pioneer Award.  Award recipients will be recognized for outstanding achievements, commitment, leadership, and paving the way for Asian and Pacific American (APA) attorneys.  King and Spalding partner Bobby Woo received the inaugural Wong Pioneer Award.
 
Judge Wong was elected to the State Court of DeKalb County in 1998, the first APA to be elected in the Southeast.  In 2004, he created the DeKalb County D.U.I. Court Supervised Treatment Program. Judge Wong, a John Marshall Law School graduate, previously was a partner at Gambrell and Stolz and had 21 years of legal experience prior to his election

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