Civil Beat Staff

Suevon Lee

Suevon Lee joined Honolulu Civil Beat as a reporter in June 2017.

She was previously based in Los Angeles, where she wrote for legal news wire Law360. She also served as editor-in-chief of former print magazine, KoreAm Journal.

She has also worked in New York, where she was a reporting intern for ProPublica and editor/reporter for an ALM Media-owned business litigation-focused newsletter. She has also spent time in Florida, covering courts for the Ocala Star-Banner.

Originally from the D.C. suburbs, Suevon graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in English. She holds a masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a master of studies in law from Yale Law School.

You can reach Suevon at slee@civilbeat.org and follow her on Twitter @suevlee.

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Hawaii School Board Signs Off On Bid For Federal Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Board Signs Off On Bid For Federal Dollars

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Hawaii Scrambles To Cool Down Hot Classrooms

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