Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


The Asian Language Legal Intake Project (ALLIP) provides toll-free hotlines in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Filipino (Tagalog), Korean, and Thai.

The intake team also provides help in English, and other languages.

Callers receive resources, counseling or referral to an Advancing Justice-LA attorney or another legal aid organization, on issues such as domestic violence, family law, immigration, citizenship, employment law, or discrimination.

ALLIP was launched in 2002 to provide direct contact between limited English speaking immigrants and legal advocates and receives more than 10,000 calls each year. As the only Asian language legal intake program in Southern California with trained bilingual staff, it is a critical resource for indigent monolingual or limited English speaking immigrants in need of legal assistance.

Advancing Justice-LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family law, domestic violence, immigration, employment, and civil rights.

English/Other: 888.349.9695
Chinese: 800.520.2356

Korean: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
Thai: 800.914.9583

The live hours of operation of the hotlines are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During all other times of the week, callers are able to leave a voicemail message; hotline staff will typically return those messages within one business day.


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.