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    SCCLA’s 34th Annual Holiday Food Basket distribution took place throughout the weeks of December 21st and 28th, 2020, at Chinatown Service Center (“CSC”), 767 N. Broadway Ste. 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  With your generous donation, SCCLA was able to distribute 320 “food baskets” to families of various ethnic backgrounds that have been pre-selected by CSC for need.

    SCCLA would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the donors listed below for continuing to bring holiday joy to families in Los Angeles county.  Your generous donations had made a great difference in the “food basket” value.  SCCLA was able to fill the “food basket” with various items, including a “Superior Poultry” fresh brown chicken voucher, “Feast from the East” salad dressings, Kee Wah bread, and a $30 gift card from 99 Ranch Market, valued around $50.

    This year, CSC distributed each food basket to the recipient via individual appointment.  Unfortunately, the increasingly strict regulation on the COVID-19 situation has made it challenging to hold the traditional in-person food basket assembly and distribution.  However, we hoped that this individual distribution could help limit people’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus.


    We look forward to your continuing support next year! 

    DIAMOND SPONSORS ($5,000 and up)

    PLATINUM SPONSORS ($2500 - $4,999)

    Superior Poultry (Mr. Willard Wong)

    GOLD SPONSORS ($1000 - $2,499)

    Bird Marella et al. (Mr. Paul S. Chan)

    LTL Attorneys LLP (Mr. Caleb H. Liang)

    OCINET Inc. (Mr. Nathaniel Law and Mrs. Jennifer Law)

    Tawa Supermarket, Inc. (99 Ranch Market)

    SILVER SPONSORS ($500 - $999) 

    Mrs. Amy Deng Granzow

    Blank Rome LLP (Mr. Mike Margolis)

    Feast Kitchens Inc. (Mr. Jared Nishikawa) 

    Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc. (Ms. Stacey H. Wang)

    Ms. Louisa Lau

    Ms. Pamela Chin

    Mr. Ronald Low and Mrs. Wanda Low

    BRONZE SPONSORS ($350 - $499)


    Mr. Eric D. Chan

    Mr. Gary Yoshimura and Ms. Sandra Chan

    Ms. Karen B. Wong

    Liang Ly LLP (Mr. John K. Ly)

    COMMUNITY SPONSORS ($150 - $349)

    Mr. Arthur Tsai

    Hon. Curtis A. Kin

    Hon. Diane M. L. Tan  

    Hon. Elwood Lui

    Mr. Fred A. Wong

    Ms. Judy Man-Ling Lam

    Mr. Phillip H. Lam

    Mr. Ralph Tsong

    Mr. Randall R. Lee

    Hon. Ruth Kwan

    Ms. Sophia Murfee

    Ms. Wendy Tai Yun Wu

    Hon. Wendy W. Chang

    Mr. William Niu

    Ms. Ying Chen


    Mr. Alexander M. Dai

    Ms. Anne Wang

    Ms. Cyndie Chang

    Mr. Danny Soong

    Ms. Elaine Fong

    Ms. Elizabeth Yang

    Ms. Felicia Sze

    Ms. Flora Yin

    Hon. John Ing

    Ms. Kelly Ng-McCullough

    Mr. Mark Yoshida

    Hon. Marlene Kristovich

    Ms. Nina Hong

    Hon. Robert Kawahara

    Ms. Roberta Yang

    Hon. Wesley Hsu

    *CSC is the fiscal agency that provides the tax-deduction to the fullest extent allowed by law.  CSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization – their Federal tax identification number is 95-2918844.

  • 11/11/2021 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    SCCLA's 2004 Board of Governors at the annual Board Retreat led by President Betty Chim. Kim is standing, third from the left. Photo courtesy: former SCCLA Board Member Chris Leong 

  • 11/05/2021 12:30 PM | Deleted user

    The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC (FACL BC) is premiering its mini-documentary, “But I Look Like a Lawyer”, on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at a virtual Zoom event.

    The mini-documentary highlights the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the pan-Asian legal community. FACL BC’s goal is to strive for change and to recognize and eliminate unconscious biases and discrimination within the legal community. The documentary also aims to bring renewed attention to the original "But I Was Wearing a Suit" documentary (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community.

    Please sign up at for the registration link for the virtual Zoom event. Any questions? Email us at:

  • 10/23/2021 10:00 AM | Deleted user

  • 10/20/2021 5:30 PM | Deleted user

    39th Annual Red Mass of Los Angeles

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 5:30 pm

    The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012

    The St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles (STMSLA) cordially invites you to attend the 39th Annual Red Mass. The Red Mass is an ecumenical, civic celebration which honors judges, lawyers, legislators, and legal professionals. Members of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend.

    We are pleased that our Homilist will be Archbishop Christophe Pierre, who serves as the Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and will join us in person from Washington, D.C. Our Lector will be Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline A. Connor (Ret.), and Petition readers will include Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Acting United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison, and Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala.

    STMSLA is honored that Los Angeles County Superior Court Presiding Judge Eric Taylor has asked the Honorable Samantha P. Jessner to deliver closing remarks after the Mass. Judge Jessner serves as the Assistant Presiding Judge and previously served as the Supervising Judge of the Civil Division, the Assistant Supervising Judge of the Civil Division and the Supervising Judge of the Mental Health Courthouse. She also served in the Criminal Division. Prior to joining the court, Judge Jessner was an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for approximately 11 years. In between two tenures at the United States Attorney’s Office, she was in-house counsel for The Boeing Company and an Assistant Inspector General for the Los Angeles Police Commission. Judge Jessner earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Berkeley Law.

    First celebrated in Paris in 1245, the Red Mass is a tradition celebrated annually at the opening of the Judicial Year, significantly that of the U.S. Supreme Court each October. Judges and lawyers attend in a body, joined by public officials and law faculty members. The Red Mass received its name from the Celebrant’s vestments in red, and the Lord High Justices' robes of brilliant scarlet. In Los Angeles, this annual tradition is sponsored by STMSLA. Federal and State judges, as well as local public officials, normally attend the Mass and lead the entrance procession.

    The Red Mass will be live-streamed; members of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend either in person or virtually. In person attendees are asked to wear masks indoors at the Cathedral and hand sanitizer will be available. The Cathedral has seating capacity for 3,000 people, so there will be ample space for social distancing. Those attending in person can join us immediately after Mass for a complimentary reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres with members of the clergy, bench, diplomatic corps, and bar. The reception’s caterers will follow all applicable state and local government health and safety guidelines.

    We hope you will join us in person or virtually on October 20. For more information, please visit

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