Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Jun 17, 2016

On May 21, Advancing Justice-LA co-hosted a Prop 47 and record expungement clinic at the Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus. In partnership with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, the L.A.

Jun 16, 2016

A coalition of prominent Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civic and civil rights organizations has united to deliver an open letter to MSNBC, CNN and Fox News--the country’s three largest providers of cable news--demanding that the networks address the persistent underrepresentation of the A

Jun 15, 2016

California is paving the way nationally as the largest and one of the first states to invest in all children’s health regardless of immigration status. As of May 2016, all low-income children under 19 years old (including undocumented children) are now eligible to apply for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits in California.

Jun 10, 2016

This year’s California primary presidential election was one of the most closely watched and highly covered in recent decades, and voters responded to the excitement byregistering to vote in record numbers.

Jun 01, 2016

As we close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) today, we urge Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our great state to vote in this critical election year.

Watch our new "Voice Your Vote" PSA featuring John Cho, George Takei, and others.

May 26, 2016

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating and learning about the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities in the City of Los Angeles. As part of APAHM, Advancing Justice-LA and the City collaborated to produce a brief demographic report on this growing population.

May 24, 2016

(photo Jon Endow, courtesy of Councilmember David E. Ryu)

May 23, 2016

Fourteen months after they bravely filed suit against their traffickers, 11 workers from the Philippines finally won vindication. On May 2nd, Judge Fernando M. Olguin granted the workers a default judgment of $15.2 million in damages and fees.

May 11, 2016

California’s primary election is on Tuesday, June 7, and the deadline to register in order to participate is quickly approaching. While many people have focused on the role of the upcoming primary in choosing presidential candidates for political parties, the June 7 election is also critical to determining finalists for other key races, such as the open U.S. Senate seat.

May 11, 2016

On the road to becoming a U.S. citizen, it’s one thing to know how to speak, write, and read English and another thing to pass the citizenship civics test.

For foreign-born resident Nguyet Minh Nguyen, applying for U.S. Citizenship is nerve-wracking. “My English is not that good. I get very nervous when I talk. I used to be scared to apply for U.S. citizenship because of the interview and civics test.”  


For Legal Help

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

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


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.