Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Apr 24, 2018

When I was in middle school, my mother was a victim of assault and battery. However, due to her limited English proficiency, she was unable to communicate to the police what had occurred to even make a police report. I felt helpless and angry about my mother's inability to access the justice system. It was at that moment that I decided to become an attorney -- to bring justice for crime victims and expand access to Asian Americans.

Mar 15, 2018
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community.  This year, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked some of our staff a few questions to learn about why they do what they do and how they got here. 
Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Nicole a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Michelle a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Yanin a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Jessica C. a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Jessica a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 13, 2018

After more than 18 years on staff – 15 as Vice President – it is with mixed emotions that I share that I will be leaving Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles at the end of April 2018. I am incredibly honored and proud to have helped lead Advancing Justice-LA’s fierce work for nearly two decades, fighting for immigrant and civil rights and building a progressive Asian American voice for justice.

Feb 16, 2018

On February 7, 2018, we honored our pro bono attorneys, interns, and other volunteers at our fourth annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer, which drew nearly 100 guests and featured a hit live performance from comedian/actress Atsuko Okatsuka.

Jan 30, 2018

Today in California, we celebrate Korematsu Day in memory of the fearless civil rights activist Fred Korematsu who challenged and defied an executive order requiring the mass imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Now more than ever, Korematsu’s life and activism serve as a shining example for fighting back against injustice and racism.

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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

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800.867.3126
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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.