Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Advancing Justice-LA Staff Member Honored for Legal Services Work

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Gloria Ho (far left), Citizenship Network Manager at Advancing Justice-LA, posing with her award alongside other awardees.  
 
On October 25, 2016, Gloria Ho, Citizenship Network Manager at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), received an award of merit from the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). The LAAC Awards of Merit are the California legal service community’s opportunity to recognize and honor those who have made contributions to the field of legal services in the past year.  One award is given in each of the following categories: Legal Services Attorney, Court Staff, Volunteer/Board Member, Client, and Paralegal/Community Worker/Support Staff; Gloria Ho received this year’s statewide award given to a support staff member. 
 
“I’m deeply honored and humbled by this award,” Ho said. “It has been a privilege to serve the immigrant community. I’m very thankful for all the support and mentorship I have received at Advancing Justice - LA. There is still a lot to be done but it’s been inspiring to work with so many individuals and groups who are committed to improving the lives of our community members.”
 
Ho started working with Advancing Justice - LA as a community legal advocate, providing Chinese language support through Advancing Justice - LA’s Asian language intake lines. After two years on the intake line, she was promoted to housing coordinator, where she focused on low-income Chinese communities who needed support with unlawful detainers. 
 
Currently, as part of Advancing Justice-LA’s citizenship unit, Ms. Ho has developed innovative ways to meet the Chinese immigrant community’s needs. In particular, she has expanded the organization’s volunteer base over 300 percent and has doubled service to the community in the last year. In September, Gloria received her accreditation from the Board of Immigrant Appeals and is now representing Chinese-speaking clients with complex naturalization cases before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 
 
“Gloria has been such a tremendous team member over the years, growing in both her skills and level of responsibility,” said Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of Advancing Justice-LA.  “So many clients have benefitted from her compassion and expertise, and we are thrilled that her great work is being recognized by others outside of Advancing Justice-LA.” 
 
For more about the LAAC's Awards of Merit, visit their website

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