Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


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

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.”  

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

May is a beautiful time of year. We have the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy the full bloom of spring. But there’s another reason May is significant for us: it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Apr 25, 2016

April is National Volunteer Month and we want to take this opportunity to thank our 580 volunteers last year who contributed nearly 21,000 hours of service, valued at an amazing $4.3 million!  

Apr 18, 2016

Project At Advancing Justice-LA, our SAFE Project focuses on assisting survivors of domestic violence with family law and immigration services. Unfortunately, sexual abuse is often a common occurrence within abusive relationships, and sexual assault, such as marital rape, is prevalent.

Apr 14, 2016

As the fastest growing racial group across the United States, Asian American voters have the potential to be the margin of victory in many local, state, and federal elections, and new poll results recently released by Advancing Justice-LA show that California’s growing Asian American electorate is aligned across party lines on key issues like education, healthcare, and immigration.

Apr 14, 2016

On Friday April 8th, Advancing Justice - LA's Executive Director Stewart Kwoh and staff members joined California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), other members of the State Senate, and education advocates at San Gabriel High School to announce the introduction of SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-inco



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
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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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.