Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

August 10, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Eleven years ago today, a self-professed white supremacist went on a hatefilled rampage, during which he gunned down Joseph Santos Ileto, a Filipino American postal worker, and shot five individuals at the North Valley Jewish Community Center.

August 9, 2010

Los Angeles – On Saturday, August 7, 2010, the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) and the Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) honored Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s Vice-President of Programs, Karin Wang, as the 2010 “Pioneer in Community Service.” Also honored was David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors...

July 22, 2010

PHOENIX, A.Z. – At a hearing today in a federal court in Phoenix, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and a coalition of civil rights groups argued that Arizona’s discriminatory new law, known as SB 1070, should be blocked pending a final court ruling on its constitutionality.

July 7, 2010

ATLANTA, GA — Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, in collaboration with the Atlanta office of the international law firm King & Spalding, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Georgia Supreme Court Monday that highlights the profound effect the absence of a trained, qualified court interpreter can have on the outcome of a case...

July 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit today challenging Arizona’s recently enacted racial profiling law known as SB 1070.

June 30, 2010

Los Angeles – A new report released by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) shows that despite a significant population boom in Los Angeles County’s Asian Americans and Latinos over the past ten years, city and county agencies lack sufficient resources to provide effective disaster...

June 29, 2010 to June 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2010. Today, 77 defrauded parents and students filed a lawsuit against Trisha Ying Zi Zhang and Edgar Kuckelkorn, the former president and vice president of Montecito Fine Arts School and its related entities (“Montecito”). The complaint was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

June 29, 2010

洛杉磯 – 2010年6月29日。今天,77位受騙的學生家長已經向 Montecito藝術學校及其關聯組織(“Montecito”)的前校長Trisha Ying Zi Zhang和前副校長Edgar Kuckelkorn提起訴訟。該訴訟已經 由洛杉磯高等法院受理。原告由非營利性民權組織,亞美正義促進中 心成員之一的亞太法律中心,以及私人律師事務Kirkland & EllisLLP共同代理,后者提供免費法律援助。

June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four leading Asian American civil rights organizations announced during their annual conference today that they are formally affiliating under a new name, Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.



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