United States: Buchalter Nemer Litigator Holly Fujie Elected President Of The California State Bar
Last Updated: July 21 2008

Holly Fujie, a Buchalter Nemer Shareholder, was elected on the first ballot.

July 14, 2008 Los Angeles. Holly J. Fujie, a Shareholder of the Los Angeles-based law firm, Buchalter Nemer, was elected to become the 84th President of the California State Bar. Ms. Fujie, who was elected by the Bar Association’s Board of Governors on the first ballot, currently holds the position of Vice President. She has been a Governor of the State Bar, representing District 7 (Los Angeles County) since 2005.

A longtime equal opportunity and pro bono advocate, Ms. Fujie also serves on the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek, and the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles. Ms. Fujie has provided pro bono legal services to Public Counsel and The Alliance for Children's Rights, and was awarded the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Distinguished Service Award in 2003. She is a frequent speaker on issues of diversity in the legal profession and has been involved in organizations devoted to diversity issues throughout her career.

"We could not be more thrilled for Holly, who has been our friend and colleague since she joined the firm," said Buchalter Nemer President Rick Cohen. "She is an outstanding attorney and advocate. Her election is a great accomplishment and a testament to her ongoing efforts both within the legal community and beyond."

Only the third woman to hold the position of President since the California State Bar was founded in 1927, Ms. Fujie will be sworn in at the State Bar's Annual Meeting in Monterey on September 27.

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