Kathy Hirata Chin '80 Appointed to Advisory Council for New Pro Bono Program for Retired Lawyers


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New York, June 15, 2010—Kathy Hirata Chin, ’80, has been named as a member of the Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council by New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.
The Attorney Emeritus Program was started earlier this year as a pioneering effort to facilitate pro bono work by retired lawyers, who can then work at qualified legal services providers, bar associations and court-sponsored volunteer lawyer programs statewide.  
“I am honored to have been chosen to serve in this capacity and look forward to contributing to an effort in which retired attorneys can use their considerable legal skills and experience to promote the public good,” Chin said in a statement.
All practitioners who are over 55, have practiced law for a minimum of 10 years, and certify on their attorney registration statement that they are retired are eligible for the program, which enables them to continue to practicing law pro bono as an “Attorney Emeritus.”
Chin is a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft. She is a member of the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption. She has also been a member of the New York City Planning Commission, the Judicial Screening Committee for the First Judicial Department, the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York, the Gender Bias Committee of the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness, and the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections.
At the Law School, Chin was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She is also a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and the New York County Lawyers Association.
(written by Zachary Glubiak)
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