JOINT PRESS RELEASE:
PABA, APABA AND FALSD CONGRATULATE WINSTON KEH ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS JUDGE FOR THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 26, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) and the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD) congratulate the Honorable Winston Keh on his appointment as Judge for the San Bernardino County Superior Court. He was sworn in as a judge on May 26, 2017 and will be enrobed in the very near future.
Judge Keh joined the PABA Board of Governors in 2007. He served as the President in 2013. Judge Keh also served as a board member of APABA from 2012 through 2013.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Keh served as Court Commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court since 2015. He previously served as Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, presiding over traffic and small claims cases. Judge Keh served as a volunteer attorney for the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (formerly Asian Pacific American Legal Center), assisting members of the community with immigration documents and petitions for expungement. In addition, during his tenure as the President of PABA, Judge Keh led a group of Filipino-American attorneys in providing pro-bono legal assistance to members of the Filipino-American community.
“Winston has been a tremendous friend, mentor and example to us all at PABA. His appointment is well deserved and we congratulate him. He follows in the footsteps of many other fine PABA board members who have been elevated to the judiciary, and he also leads the path for others. We are greatly proud of Winston’s accomplishments as they are reflective of PABA’s role in the community. With Winston, there are now sixteen Filipino-American judges in California,” stated Philip Nulud, PABA President.
“APABA congratulates our friend and former board member Winston on his well-deserved appointment to the bench. Throughout his distinguished legal career, Winston has shown he has a tremendous heart for community service, giving countless pro bono hours to serving others. We are glad that the Governor made such a great choice in appointing Winston, and we know that he will be a real asset to the courts,” stated Deborah Yim, APABA President.
“Judge Keh has always been a great supporter of FALSD. We were honored to have him as our guest speaker at FALSD’s first Judicial Pathways Conversation Series event last year. Judge Keh sparked interest among young attorneys and students to pursue the bench, especially those in the APA community as he shared his background and discussed cultural implications. We are thrilled for Judge Winston Keh on his judicial appointment to the San Bernadino Superior Court – what an impressive way to continue inspiring our community!” stated Catherine Asuncion, FALSD President.
PABA will be hosting a reception for Judge Keh, co-sponsored by APABA and FALSD, on Saturday, July 8, 2017, starting at 2 p.m. at The L.A. Hotel. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, July 5, 2017.