Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Feb 17, 2013

Election Days are around the corner and you are bound to have questions on what will be happening. There are two upcoming elections: the Primary Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and General Municipal Elections on May 21st, 2013. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you out:

Who gets to vote in 2013? 

Registered voters in Los Angeles city will be voting for city elected offices such as Mayor, City Council, and City Attorney. Aside from Los Angeles, a variety of municipalities will also be having elections in Southern California. this link to see if your city will be hosting an election.

Feb 15, 2013

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Senate, with strong bipartisan support, passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S. 47).  APALC commends the Senate for passing a strong VAWA bill that remains true to the original intent of VAWA. 

Feb 08, 2013

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center and Asian Law Caucus have released their latest demographic report: A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California, 2013

Feb 05, 2013
Join the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, to turn out Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) voters for the March 5th, 2013 Primary Election. APALC’s “Your Vote Matters” project is a multi-lingual voter education and mobilization campaign in the Los Angeles area. The March 5th, 2013 Primary will help determine the top two candidates in the mayoral, city attorney, city council and other important races for the May 21st General Election. There will also be important local measures on the ballot that will affect our communities. We need you to lift the voices of AA & NHPIs in Los Angeles! Apply today!
Jan 07, 2013

APALC expresses its deep disappointment as the 112th Congress ended its term without reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The law, first enacted in 1994, created life-saving programs and special immigration provisions to protect and enhance the lives of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.  The latest version of VAWA expired in 2011, but members of Congress were unable to come to an agreement on a final bill in 2012 – the unfortunate result of which is n

Dec 27, 2012

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center hosted a holiday party to honor the clients who have naturalized throughout 2012 and thank our citizenship volunteers in recognition of their outstanding work. In 2012, APALC and its community partners in Los Angeles and Orange County assisted over 1,000 immigrants with citizenship. Over 250 of those immigrants have already become United States citizens.

Dec 07, 2012

(Originally published on the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress blog in April 2011)

Nov 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific Bar Association (NAPABA) awarded Laboni Hoq with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), with the Best Under 40 Award at its Gala Installation Banquet on November 17, 2012.

Nov 20, 2012

We at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, are so grateful to you for supporting our work.  Every day, we help elderly immigrants achieve their dreams of citizenship.  We assist survivors of domestic violence in breaking free from their abusers and becoming independent members of society.  In 2012, we had the special privilege of helping nearly 700 youth in their applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, w

Nov 09, 2012

The Los Angeles City Public Libraries has an ongoing partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and local non-profit organizations to help promote and provide naturalization assistance.


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.