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Fourth Annual Dale Minami Boalt Alumni Fellowship Dinner
Honoring Holly Fujie '78
Women in Law: Excellence and Leadership

January 28, 2011
6:00 pm
Far East Cafe
631 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108

Photos from Prior Dale Minami Boalt Alumni Fellowship Dinners

Holly J. Fujie was the 84th President of the State Bar of California -- the third woman and the first Asian American to hold that position.  She is a litigation Shareholder with the Los Angeles-based law firm of Buchalter Nemer, APC.  Ms. Fujie has named one of the Daily Journal’s California “Top 100 Lawyers Shaping the Future” for the past two years.  Since 1993, Ms. Fujie has served on, and she is now Chair of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee, which recommends nominees to the Senator and the White House for US District Court and US Attorney for the Central District of California.

Ms. Fujie received her A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 with great distinction and a double major in Political Science (high honors) and Economics (honors) and her J.D. at age 22 from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1978, where she was Articles Editor of the California Law Review.  She has been married to her Boalt Moot Court Advisor, attorney Lee Cotugno, since the day after she graduated in 1978, and they have two children, Sabrina (20), a junior majoring in Character Animation at California Institute of the Arts, and Thomas (13), an eighth grader.

Ms. Fujie has received many awards including:
    • Public Service Award of the Japanese American Bar Association of Los Angeles
    • Distinguished Advocate for Diversity Award of the Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
    • National Association of Women Lawyers’ M. Ashley Dickerson Diversity Award
    • “Spirit of CEB Award” by California Continuing Education of the Bar
    • California Bench-Bar Coalition’s 2009 Leadership Award
    • 2010 Asian Heritage Award for Legal Affairs and the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award” of the Leadership Academy for Women of Color Attorneys.

Previous Alumni Honorees
2010 2009 2008
United States Magistrate Judge
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Attorney
Civil Rights Attorney
Edward Chen '79 Khin Mai Aung '96 Dale Minami '71

The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship

In addition to honoring alumni and leaders who have made significant contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal community, the Dinner raises funds toward the endowment of the Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship, which provides critical financial support to outstanding individuals who commit to serving the public interest. Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The 2011 fellowship recipient will be honored at the event.

We invite you to support this important endeavor by attending our dinner and/or by serving as an event sponsor. The dinner offers a great opportunity for Boalt alumni to reconnect with former classmates. It is also the ideal venue for law firms and members of the business community to meet Boalt students and alumni.