Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

September 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES – Today, Asian Pacific American (APA) students, community leaders and attorneys convened a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the filing of an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief with the California Supreme Court. The brief supports immigrant college students’ ability to pay in-state tuition under California law AB 540.

August 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA –   After viewing a clip of the new movie, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” Karen Narasaki, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center, issued the following statement:

August 10, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA –   The family of slain Filipino American Postal worker, Joseph Ileto, members of the North Valley Jewish Community Center (NVJCC), elected officials and community members came together to reflect  on the past decade.

July 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES – With health reform being debated in Congress, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center hosted a briefing today on the state of health for Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

June 22, 2009

Washington, D.C. - Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v.

June 17, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 17, 2009, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) invites you to celebrate the release of Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice.

May 26, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – The California Supreme Court today ruled in a 6 to 1 decision that the initiative process in California can be used to strip away fundamental rights from a minority group that has historically been subject to discrimination.

April 3, 2009

Los Angeles – The following is a statement from Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), regarding the tragic shooting in Binghamton, New York.

March 2, 2009

Sacramento, Calif.—Late last week, Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) introduced legislation designed to ensure that mortgage documents—arguably the most complex of all consumer finance documents—are better understood by limited-English speaking homebuyers.

February 27, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) announced the election of John S.C. Lim, Esq.



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