Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Oct 02, 2018

Silhan Jin is an attorney with the County of Los Angeles and has volunteered dozens of hours of his own time this year to assist community members in need through the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project’s new domestic violence and restraining order (DVRO) clinic.  SAFE’s DVRO clinic focuses on assisting API DV survivors with obtaining restraining orders against their abusers.  The clinic is unique in its focus on serving API survivors.  We asked Silhan to share more about how he came to be involved with our organization and why he chose to give back in this way.

Sep 25, 2018

G.T. first came to Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles asking for help in March 2017 — he wanted to become a citizen. For decades, he was haunted by the tragedy he experienced during China’s Cultural Revolution until he moved to the U.S. after being petitioned by his U.S. citizen daughter.

Sep 17, 2018
September 17 is #CitizenshipDay, an annual celebration of new U.S. citizens. At Advancing Justice-LA, we have an entire team dedicated to helping immigrants on their pathway to citizenship.
Aug 23, 2018
A few weeks ago, the Labor Commissioner’s Office – California’s government agency tasked with enforcing the state’s labor laws – cited a Temecula-based nail salon $1.2 million for misclassifying its 36 workers, and failing to pay them the wages they earned. It is one of the largest citations recorded against a nail salon in the state’s history. 
Aug 16, 2018

This week we had a major victory in our work on behalf of the Cambodian American community, many of whom arrived here as refugees. Last fall, in the wake of the largest immigration raids targeting the Cambodian community, we filed Chhoeun v. Marin, a federal lawsuit on behalf of Cambodians at risk of unlawful arrests and detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This week, the federal judge in Chhoeun ruled that our lawsuit could move forward as a class action.

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Shiv Pandya, Intern with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Iris Ma, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Josh Tran, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Sarah Rahimi, Law Clerk with Impact Litigation

Jul 26, 2018
July 26th is National Intern Day! We are happy to host a range of interns and law clerks year-round (and over the summer!) from all over the country to help in one of our many program areas. 



Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
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Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.