Fairfax Circuit Court Gets First Asian-American Trial Judge

serve in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“Tran, who is my age, was born in Vietnam,” says Landau.  “He and his family immigrated to this area in 1970. Judge Tran is son of a South Vietnamese diplomat who had spent time between the United States and South Vietnam in the early 1970s.   He was stranded here when Saigon fell in 1975.  John Tran lived in Arlington and graduated from Yorktown High School.  He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from George Washington University.”

According to news reports it is believed that Tran is the first Vietnamese-American judge in the Washington area.  In 2008, generic levitra without prescription he was the first Asian-American substitute judge ever appointed in Fairfax County, to hear (non-jury) general district and juvenile court cases.  The only other Asian substitute judges in Virginia are Michael HuYoung of Richmond (also a friend of Landau’s) and Su Young Min of Arlington.   These part-time judges joined Tran at the legislative hearing where he was interviewed prior to his election by the entire General Assembly.  Judge Tran will preside starting in July after undergoing the Supreme Court of Virginia’s New Judges Training Program.


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