Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Impact Litigation

Advancing Justice - LA advocates for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand protections for low-income and immigrant communities, set legal precedent on civil rights matters and change discriminatory institutional practices. Our key cases have challenged:

Unconstitutional laws

APALC has participated in major civil rights cases challenging unconstitutional laws that harm communities we represent (e.g., SB1070 in Arizona, Proposition 187 in California) in coalition with our civil rights partners.

Consumer fraud

Advancing Justice - LA has litigated cases on behalf of limited English speaking immigrants who are frequent targets of consumer fraud and Advancing Justice - LA has successfully represented diverse plaintiffs – Chinese, Filipino, Korean, young families, elderly veterans – in cases ranging from foreclosure rescue scams to deceptive sales practices.

Low-wage worker exploitation and sweatshops

Advancing Justice - LA has successfully litigated numerous cases on behalf of low wage workers from a wide range of communities based on our innovative model of litigating for social change, which incorporates clients in decision-making and strategizing and has been instrumental to empowering workers and imposing accountability in key industries like the garment industry.

Race and national origin discrimination

Advancing Justice - LA has successfully litigated cases challenging English-only policies by cities and employers (e.g., Monterey Park, CA, hospitals, casinos), as well as racially discriminatory employment practices and education policies (e.g., Abercrombie & Fitch, University of California, Berkeley).

To learn more about the kinds of cases we accept and how to have Advancing Justice - LA’s litigation attorneys consider your problem, click here.

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


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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.