Minami Tamaki LLP is happy to announce the hiring of Eunice W. Yang as an Associate in the Personal Injury (PI) Group.
Eunice started working for MT LLP as a summer law clerk and was previously working as a contract attorney with the PI Group. Before joining MT LLP, Eunice interned for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, specializing in the Gang-Homicide Unit. She conducted extensive research and composed memoranda focusing on gang homicide, prosecutorial immunity issues, and State and Federal trial procedural issues. Eunice also helped form strategies for trial preparation.
In 2007, she externed for the Honorable Erica Yew at the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, Court of Civil Appeals. As a judicial intern, Eunice assisted the judge oversee daily civil appeal litigation as well as unlawful detainee cases. She also created a manual on how to create, organize and fundraise for the Domestic Violence Information and Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Prior to attending law school, Eunice worked at Google, Inc., headquartered in Mountain View, as an online products coordinator and at the World Federation of Overseas Korean-American Trade as an associate.
Eunice graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 2009. She received the Witkin/CALI awards for Negotiations and Settlement, served on the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal staff, as the Legal Clinic Chair and board member of the Korean American Bar Association and received the Woman of the Year Scholarship from the Asian American Women’s Alliance in 2008.
She was admitted to the California State Bar in November 2009.
Eunice is also dedicated to community service. In 2009 she served as the Director of Volunteer Services at The Forgotten International, a non-profit organization that seeks to alleviate poverty in rural areas and urban slums in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. The focus of the work is women and children living in poverty – the “forgotten” for whom the organization is named. In May 2008, Eunice help organize and manage a fundraising event “The Joy of Giving,” with the Dalai Lama XIV in San Francisco for the organization, which received national press attention.
Eunice received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, in 2005, graduating summa cum laude and double majoring in Sociology of Law and Political Science, with a minor in English. She was honored with the Human Corps Community Service Award, the National Asian American Scholarship, the James Fulmor Scholarship, Korean American Award and the Edward Kraft Award. From 2004 to 2006, Eunice served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, a national grassroots advocacy organization committed to a progressive movement for social and economic justice and the political empowerment of Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls.
Eunice is fluent in Korean and conversational in Spanish. She enjoys playing the cello and piano, and is an active tennis and softball player, swimmer and runner.