Judge Myong Joun Brings Much Needed Experience to the Judiciary

Courts News 07.12,23

Contact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected]

WASHINGTON Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Myong Joun to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:

“We are thrilled that Judge Myong Joun will soon be the next district court judge for the District of Massachusetts. Before serving as associate justice of the Boston Municipal Court, he spent many years defending the rights of working people and people accused of wrongdoing. Notably, Judge Joun will be the first Asian American man to serve on any court located in the First Circuit, and his confirmation ushers in important representation to the judiciary. Judge Joun’s impressive legal and judicial career and his personal experiences will bring varied perspectives to the District of Massachusetts — perspectives that are crucial to improving judicial decision-making. We applaud the senators who supported this historic confirmation.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Judge Myong Joun.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.