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~ 2012 Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez recently hosted a ceremony to celebrate Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month and to honor two Chicagoans known for their contributions to the
Asian community. Also recognized during the ceremony were two local students for their
award winning essays on human trafficking,” and two area law school students who
received summer internships with the State’s Attorney’s Office.

The ceremony was held May 10, 2012 at the Chinese American Service League in Chicago.


State’s Attorney Alvarez (right) congratulates the Honorable Laura C. Liu on receiving the State’s Attorney’s Community Service Award. Appointed in December 2010, Judge Liu is the first Chinese American female
judge to serve in the State of Illinois and the first Chinese American judge in Cook County.


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