More great judicial confirmation news... On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Indira Talwani to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by a 94-0 vote.
Indira Talwani Confirmed As First Asian Pacific American Federal Judge in Massachusetts
Talwani is the first person of Asian descent to serve as an Article III judge in Massachusetts and in the First Circuit, which includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. She is also only the second female Article III judge of South Asian descent nationwide.
Prior to her confirmation, Talwani was a partner with Segal Roitman in Boston and was previously a partner with Altshuler Berzon in San Francisco.
Talwani is a partner with Segal Roitman in Boston and was previously a partner with Altshuler Berzon in San Francisco. She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Stanley Weigel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Talwani has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2013); Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2012); Top 10 Lawyers of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010); and was the 2012 recipient of the Chinese Progressive Association's Workers Justice Award. Talwani is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Harvard/Radcliffe College.Talwani is the second Asian Pacific American judge to be confirmed this month. Theo Chuang was confirmed to the U.S. District Court of Maryland last week. With Talwani's confirmation, there are 25 active Asian Pacific American Article III judges, including four appellate court judges and 21 district court judges.
But... if the number of Asian Pacific American Article III judges reflected the general population, there would be approximately 11-12 at the appellate level and 40-41 at the district level. We've got a ways to go.
More here: NAPABA Applauds Confirmation of Indira Talwani to the Federal District Court for Massachusetts