Press Release

Raising the Bar: Perspectives on Taking the Bench

(New York, NY) March 27, 2012 – Asian Women In Business (AWIB) presents the 2nd Annual Raising the Bar, a forum featuring prominent Asian women in the legal profession. The forum will be held on April 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1285 Avenue of the Americas.

This year we are focusing on Asian women on the bench. The forum will provide an insight into the unique paths of three distinguished judges:

The Honorable Marilyn D. Go, United States Magistrate Judge (E.D.N.Y.)
The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan, New York State Supreme Court Judge
The Honorable Toko Serita, New York City Criminal Court Judge


Karen R. King, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, will moderate the event.

Our esteemed panel will have a frank discussion on the various processes of becoming a judge, the lack of minority representation in the judiciary, and their decision to answer the call of public service.

Each of our panelists’ stories is a testament of hard work and perseverance resulting in a real contribution to society. Their stories help explain the situation of Asian women in the judiciary today, while shaping the way forward.

Raising the Bar is open to the public with an interest in the evolution of the legal profession. RSVP required by registering online at or by calling 212.868.1368.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals. Visit us at






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