Indian-American judge to be felicitated

New York, Oct 13 (IANS) An Indian-American judge, along with four other attorneys, has been named for National Asia Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award.

Amul Thapar will be honoured at a NAPABA convention in New Orleans on November 6, India-West on Monday quoted a NAPABA statement as saying.

NAPABA, in a statement released on October 8, congratulated the recipients for paving the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys.

NAPABA recognises the demonstrated vision, courage and tenacity, and made substantial and lasting contributions to the APA legal profession, as well as to the broader APA community,” the statement said.

Thapar became first South Asian American Article III judge in the US when country’s senate appointed him in 2007. For the post, former US President George W. Bush nominated him to the US district court.

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