Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


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.”  

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

In March, nearly 900 advocates, educators, lawmakers, speakers and students from 42 states gathered in Los Angeles for the 2016 Advancing Justice Conference “Empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: 2016 and Beyond”, hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.


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


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.