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Judge Tsering Cornell honors legal, Tibetan community that blazed trail to Clark County Superior Court

She is the first Tibetan American judge in Clark County

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: December 2, 2022, 6:02am
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The newest Clark County Superior Court judge, Tsering Cornell, poses for a portrait in her Vancouver courtroom. As the daughter of two Tibetan immigrants, Cornell remains connected with local Tibetan groups. The community celebrated her judicial appointment, which it says makes her the first Tibetan American judge in the United States.
The newest Clark County Superior Court judge, Tsering Cornell, poses for a portrait in her Vancouver courtroom. As the daughter of two Tibetan immigrants, Cornell remains connected with local Tibetan groups. The community celebrated her judicial appointment, which it says makes her the first Tibetan American judge in the United States. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

As Tsering Cornell took her oath in July to become a Clark County Superior Court judge — the county’s first Asian American judge — behind her the gallery was full of friends, family and colleagues. But the courtroom was also packed with other Tibetan Americans there to celebrate the success of one of their own.

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