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“Dennis Hayashi has had a distinguished career of legal and public advocacy for equal rights.”
President Bill Clinton (Citation: Clinton Watch: Reaching Out LA Times, May 8, 1993)

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Dennis Hayashi with the Fred Korematsu legal team on 60 Minutes

As Director of civil rights agencies, Judge Hayashi worked to vigorously enforce the laws protecting the civil rights of all people. He partnered with legal and non-profit organizations, the government, and the media to transform how government delivers essential services to its people.

He has published articles and participated in media events, including as a panelist at the historic Hispanic Civil Rights Conference that appeared on C-SPAN, as an advocate for accessible courts in The Recorder, and as a speaker at the Federal Government's "Civil Rights, the Federal Government, and Affirmative Action" conference sponsored by Brown University.

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Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Director Vivian Pinn, Director of NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health.

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Judge Dennis Hayashi speaking at The White House Asian Heritage Month Event

As a champion of fairness and accessible judiciary, he co-authored an op-ed with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar advocating for increased state funding to ensure language assistance in civil proceedings for victims of domestic violence and other underserved communities.



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