On May 31, right at the tail end of AANHPI Heritage Month, Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA) and the Federal Bar Association – Orlando Chapter hosted another edition of our Pathways to the Law event which invited students from across Florida to enjoy an enriching and inspiring experience at the federal courthouse in downtown Orlando. Students had the unique opportunity to witness a federal hearing firsthand, engage in insightful discussions with two esteemed federal judges, U.S. District Judge Paul Byron and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Grace Robson, and enjoy a delightful lunch within the courthouse premises. Additionally, students networked with prominent AANHPI community leaders and accomplished attorneys, fostering connections that are vital for their (hopefully) future legal careers.

The event underscored our continuing commitment to addressing racial disparities and promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession by providing an opportunity for students of all ages to familiarize themselves with the federal court system.

Thank you to our community partners, Asian American Pacific Islanders Coming Together – ACT and R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida, for spreading the word, and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division for providing the valuable grant which funded this event.

Pathways to the Law

Photos by Gary CK Lau with Asia Trend Magazine.