The 2011 Gene Young Award Recipient

Richard Konda | Executive Director | Asian Law Alliance

Richard G. Konda is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He attended law school at Santa Clara University, graduating in 1978 and has worked at the Asian Law Alliance (ALA) since graduating from law school.

During his 33 years with ALA Richard has been involved with ALA's outreach and education program. This preventative law program offers workshops and presentations of legal rights and responsibilities to the community. During his tenure with ALA, as a staff attorney he has also represented many recent immigrants and refugees with immigration related problems and counseled many other clients in a wide variety of legal matters.

After the tragic shooting of Bich Cau Tran in July 2003, Asian Law Alliance along with other organizations advocated for justice for Bich Cau Tran and for reforms in police practices. With many local civil rights groups, including the African American Community Service Agency, ALA continues that advocacy work as part of the Coalition for Justice and Accountability.

Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of Asian Law Alliance.