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Last month, the Vietnamese American Bar Association, along with African American and Latino attorneys' groups, complained the Santa Clara County Bar Association's judicial vetting committee contained no Vietnamese Americans despite their large concentration in San Jose. No Asian American federal district judges preside in Chicago, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Houston, areas where Asian Americans' demographic numbers are growing. "The lack of judges is pretty striking," said Perkins Coie Of Counsel Paul O. Hirose in a recent Daily Journal. "The fact you can name [Asian American judges] off the top of your head that's how small the numbers have been."