Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Jul 23, 2012

On Wednesday July 18, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), MALDEF, the Dream Bar Association, and a coalition of civil rights and legal groups filed an amicus brief with the California Supreme Court in the case In re Sergio C. Garcia on Admission to support undocumented law school graduate Sergio C. Garcia’s application to join the California Bar.

Jul 19, 2012

Come join us on September 27th and 28th for the fourth annual Advancing Justice Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers! This national civil rights and social justice event brings together Asian Americans from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds to address a broad range of issues facing our community.

Jul 18, 2012

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States, is honoring APALC Executive Assistant Clara Chiu with a 2012 OCA Unsung Heroes Award for her work with OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA).  She will receive the award at the OCA Gala Awards on Saturday, August 4, 2012, during OCA’s annual National Convention in Las Vegas.

Jul 12, 2012

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and the Asian American Institute (AAI) released a collection of compelling stories from Asian American business owners, “Overlooked: The Asian American Contractor Experience.”

Jul 12, 2012

Scarlette Jin Hee Kim was filling out college applications when she fully realized the limitations of being an undocumented youth.

“When I was in Pittsburgh, I had plans to go to college around Pennsylvania, but then realized I could not go to college there because I was undocumented,’’ said Scarlette, now 20. “When I asked my parents for my social security number, and they did not have it, I felt weak and alone.”

Jul 11, 2012

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, and other civil rights groups have launched an online petition to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the TRUST Act (AB 1081-Ammiano), legislation that would place limits on the detention of California residents for immigration by local police.

Jul 05, 2012

APALC Executive Director Stewart Kwoh was recently awarded the National Education Association’s 2012 Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual whose activities significantly impacts education and the achievement of equal opportunity for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Jul 05, 2012

Every week for the past couple of years, Bryan Kim could be found honing his leadership skills in a bungalow at San Gabriel High School.

He is one of 20 students who participate in an after-school program called Project HOPE, which started more than two years ago when APALC collaborated with UCLA’s Project HOPE to develop student leaders at San Gabriel High School.

Jul 03, 2012

Are you a 15 – 24 yr old youth or youth organization with an innovative idea on how you want to mobilize and empower your Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community to get out and vote? We want you to make your idea into a reality.

Jul 03, 2012

On Sunday July 1, at the United Samoan Congregational Christian Church of South Los Angeles in Carson, more than 60 youth from all across Southern California came together to learn skills on how to make their voices heard. The daylong training, which was co-sponsored by APALC, APIA Vote, and Empowering the Pacific Islander Community (EPIC), gathered Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders together for one in a national series of voter mobilization trainings with the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute.


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
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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.