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Veterans’ Voices: A Discussion About the Experiences of Asian/API Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces

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May 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Free event! 1.5 Hours of Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 7 PM Pacific, Duane Morris LLP will host the California Lawyers Association Racial Justice Committee, the CLA Veterans Committee, and Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore of the California Court of Appeal for an important diversity and inclusion program focusing on the contributions of Asian/API Americans to the U.S. Armed Forces. The program will be moderated by Justice Eileen C. Moore, and will feature a panel of the following military heroes:


Retired California Supreme Court Justice, Ming W. Chin
Catherine Michelle Nguyen- Crochetiere of the US Navy JAG Corps
Roxanne Rimonte – US Navy Reservist & California Innocence Project
Mike V. Cava, Former U.S. Marine, Vice President, Associate Counsel, Investigations, Compliance Legal and Risk at LPL Financial
Neal Jagtap- Former Captain, Missile Launch Officer and Instructor in US Air Force, & Acting General Counsel at Zumper
Mike Blas – Retired U.S. Army Finance Officer & Current Systems Engineer
Dennis Moon, Retired U.S. Army Sergeant
Scott Takahashi, Engineer Officer U.S. Army


Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore of the California Court of Appeal

Co-Hosts & Featured Speakers

Adrieannette Ciccone – Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the CLA Racial Justice Committee will make introductory remarks.

Terrance J. Evans – Partner and Co-Chair, San Francisco Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Duane Morris LLP; Co-Leader, Banking and Finance Practice, Duane Morris LLP; Immediate Past Chair of the Litigation Section, California Lawyers Association; President, Charles Houston Bar Association; Deputy Director, Region 9, National Bar Association; Statewide Representative on the Board of the California Lawyers Association; Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the CLA Racial Justice Committee

Members of the California Bar who attend will receive 1.5 Hours of Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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