Komal Chokshi Receives the American Arbitration Association's A. Leon Higginbotham Fellowship
San Francisco, CA - April 28, 2015 - Cooper & Scully is pleased to announce that Komal Chokshi was recently selected by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to participate in the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Fellows Program.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) created the AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program ("AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program") in 2009 in order to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals who have historically not been included in meaningful participation in the field of alternative dispute resolution. The AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program is a one-year program designed to offer the full breadth of the AAA resources for emerging diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals. For more information about the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program, click here.
Mrs. Chokshi is an associate in Cooper & Scully's San Francisco office. Komal serves as a board member for the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and is also a certified domestic voilence counselor who volunteers with Narika.
The AAA program is named in honor of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., one of the country's most prominent African-American judges and highly respected legal scholar and civil rights activist advocate. Higginbotham, who died in 1998, was the first African-American judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He later served as chief judge of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.