The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) selected Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu to receive NAPABA’s highest honor — the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys.
The awards were presented on Nov. 4 at a special ceremony during the 2016 NAPABA Convention in San Diego.
Yu was appointed to the Washington Supreme Court in 2014, and subsequently elected for the remainder of a two-year term. She recently won in the Nov. 8 election for a full six-year term. The daughter of immigrant parents, Yu is the first in her family to receive a college education, as well as the first Latina, the first Asian, and the first member of the LGBTQ community to serve on the Washington Supreme Court.