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Djung Tran, Esq.
Djung Tran is an immigration attorney with strong ties to several immigrant communities. She is an immigrant herself twice over, having first journeyed from Vietnam to Australia as a child, and then from Australia to the United States as a teenager. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”) and serves as chair of its Community Outreach Committee. In this capacity, Ms. Tran has worked with many community groups with strong immigrant constituencies, such as Asian Americans United; the School District of Philadelphia; Boat People SOS; the Korean Grocers Association; the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia; the Hung Vuong Association; the Asian Arts Initiative; the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program; the Korean Women’s Center of Montgomery County; St. Alice’s Parish in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.
Awards and Recognition
Ms. Tran has received recognition in the legal community for her work with immigrant groups. In 2010, she received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division’s F. Sean Peretta Award. This award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted substantial time to an innovative or non-traditional program that serves the community. In 2009, she was recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a Diversity Attorney for her pro bono work in educating local community groups about their legal rights, including in immigration and family law issues. Also in 2009, Ms. Tran’s article on pro bono legal seminars, “Enlarging the Traditional Definition of Pro Bono Service,” was published by the The Legal Intelligencer in its annual Pro Bono Report.
Ms. Tran is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), a network of immigration attorneys and a source of access to government liaisons who provide assistance on particularly difficult immigration cases. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania. In addition to her bar activities, Ms. Tran serves as a member of the School District of Philadelphia's Task Force on Racial and Cultural Harmony, and sits on the editorial board of YL (Young Lawyer), a monthly supplement to The Legal Intelligencer. Ms. Tran is also the editor of the Bucks County Law Reporter, the official legal periodical of Bucks County, PA.
Ms. Tran’s published articles include:
“Health Law Teaching and Research in Chinese Law Schools,” 18 Temp. Int'l & Comp. L.J. 77.
“A Law Practitioner’s Guide to Representing Domestic Violence Victims,”
“Enlarging the Traditional Definition of Pro Bono Service: Serving a Wider Audience,”