Dolly M. Gee: FIRST! Chinese American Female US District Court Judge

Judges Jacqueline Nguyen, Dolly Gee, and Edward Chen

Today, the Senate unanimously confirmed Dolly M. Gee to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles), making her the FIRST! Chinese American female to serve as an Article III Judge, which are lifetime presidential appointments.

The Asian American Justice Center and the National APA Bar Association recommended Gee for the seat, and worked with the Obama Administration, the White House Counsel’s office, and California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to support Gee (along with Judges Jacqueline Nguyen and Edward M. Chen) for the US District Court.

 In addition to being a legal eagle, Gee has served on the boards of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the California Women’s Law Center, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.  She  received NAPABA’s “Trailblazer award”, as well as heap of pro bono service awards and the “Super Lawyer” distinction from Los Angeles Magazine. 

FIRST!

Adapted from AAJC News Release 

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