Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Mar 16, 2016

Advancing Justice – LA has launched its inaugural Tagalog-language helpline to expand the reach of its legal services within the Filipino and Filipino American community in Los Angeles, particularly in the area of citizenship.

Mar 13, 2016

ASPIRE - LA Organizer Trina Pasumbal shares insights from a multicultural event, where community members gathered to learn about each other’s diverse experiences as migrants.

Feb 02, 2016

By Anthony Ng, Policy Advocate - Immigrant Rights

In 2013, the State of California recognized the pivotal role of undocumented immigrants to the future of our state by passing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), the Safe and Responsible Driver Act. Now, more than two years later, we celebrate the fact that about 600,000 undocumented Californians are now able to live a more normal life by being able to legally drive. 

Jan 29, 2016

By Dorie Chang, Staff Attorney, Advancing Justice - LA

In January 30, California will commemorate its sixth annual Korematsu Day, in honor of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused during World War II to comply with Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans.

Dec 30, 2015

As Advancing Justice-LA bids farewell to 2015, we are grateful for the generosity of our supporters and thank the efforts of our 85 staff and over 550 volunteers.

In 2015, we reached...

Dec 29, 2015

Ayano Wolff first began volunteering with the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project at Advancing Justice - LA as a law clerk during her 2L year of law school.  The SAFE project focuses on providing legal assistance with family law and immigration issues to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, particularly those who are low-income and limited-English speaking.  

Dec 22, 2015

Overcoming initial pushback and representing a big win for the refugee and immigrant community, Cambodian refugee Touch Hak has been issued a three-year stay of removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

Dec 22, 2015

In recent weeks, anti-Muslim sentiment and violence have spread across the United States, particularly after terror attacks in both Paris and San Bernardino, California.

Dec 16, 2015
By Nicole Gon Ochi, Senior Staff Attorney Last month, in partnership with more than 160 Asian American and and Pacific Islander organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of University of Texas Austin’s ("UT-Austin") race conscious admissions policy.
Dec 04, 2015

Because of you, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles was able to impact these individuals in 2015...


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.