NAPABA Celebrates Confirmation of Judge Karen Gren Scholer to U.S. Dist. Ct.- ND Texas
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For Immediate Release
March 5, 2018

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NAPABA Celebrates Confirmation of Judge Karen Gren Scholer
to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Senate confirmed Judge Karen Gren Scholer to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Judge Scholer is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as a federal district court judge in Texas or any of the district courts encompassed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which includes Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

“We congratulate Judge Scholer on her historic confirmation,” said Pankit J. Doshi, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “As a former Texas state court judge, Judge Scholer brings a wealth of experience to the bench and will ably serve alongside her colleagues in the Northern District of Texas. Her confirmation is an inspiration to diverse attorneys and law students around the nation.”

Judge Scholer is currently a partner at Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada Mockler PLLC, in Dallas, Texas. She is an experienced litigator and former judge who has presided over 100 trials. Her judicial experience includes eight years as a state district judge on the 95th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas. She has also served as the presiding judge for Dallas County Civil District Court Judges. Judge Scholer has been a partner at a number of firms in Dallas, including Jones Day, Andrews & Kurth LLP, and Strasburger & Price LLP. Active in her community, Judge Scholer has served in leadership positions in the Dallas Bar Association and Asian Pacific American community organizations. The State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, and Super Lawyers have all recognized Judge Scholer for her legal excellence and achievement.

NAPABA is proud to have supported Judge Scholer throughout her nomination process. NAPABA thanks President Trump for nominating Judge Scholer, and thanks Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas for recommending Judge Scholer to the White House.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, 202-775-9555,

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of almost 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

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