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Unity Bar Dinner 2015

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Nov 3, 2015

The King Hall Community engaged in two major events on Thursday: the Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment by Professor Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School, and the Unity Bar Dinner in Sacramento. I had the pleasure of making introductory remarks for Professor Persily's lecture and attending a dinner in his honor. Meanwhile, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Hollis L. Kulwin -- and dozens of students -- represented King Hall at the Unity Bar Dinner. She wrote this guest entry for the Dean's Blog:

I had a terrific evening attending the Unity Bar Association annual dinner in Sacramento on Thursday, October 29.  The Unity Bar, directed by Patricia Reeves '86, is a  unique organization composed of the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS), the La Raza Lawyers Association of Sacramento, the Wiley Manuel Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, the South Asian Bar Association, Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians (SACLEGAL) and the Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association (of which I’m a member).  The Unity Bar’s annual dinner celebrates diversity, honors outstanding public service and presents student scholarships.  Three King Hall students received Unity Bar scholarships this year:  Abigail Mulvihill '16, selected by Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians, Asya Sorokurs '17, selected by the Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association, and Sylvia Tsai '16, selected by the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento.  Many members of the King Hall community were in attendance, including Professor Clayton Tanaka, Associate Director of Career Services and Judicial Clerkships Natalie Butcher '08, prestigious alumni such as Judge Judy Holzer Hersher '84, and approximately 30 current King Hall students.  Attended by over 300 judges and attorneys, the Unity Bar Dinner is a major event of the Sacramento legal community.   King Hall was co-sponsor of this year’s dinner and I was very proud of the large part that King Hall  played in this inspiring evening!