Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Litigation Director

Hoq, Esq.
Laboni Hoq is the Litigation Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.  She leads the organization's civil rights impact litigation, with the goal of empowering immigrant communities to enforce and expand legal protections, and achieve systemic change in favor of greater social justice.
Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA, Ms. Hoq was a civil rights litigator at two leading civil rights law firms in greater Los Angeles.  Ms. Hoq has litigated numerous civil rights cases in a range of areas, including workers’ rights, immigrants’ right, national security, and voting rights.  Prior to practicing civil rights law, Ms. Hoq practiced general litigation at the Los Angeles office of the international corporate law firm Sidley Austin LLP.  Ms. Hoq regularly speaks about Advancing Justice – LA’s work and issues impacting Asian American and other immigrant communities at conferences, law schools and other public fora in Los Angeles and around the country.  In 2012 she was recognized by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association with its Best Under 40 Award.
Ms. Hoq graduated from University of California, Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy, Cambridge University where she received a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, and Columbia Law School where she received a J.D.  After law school, Ms. Hoq was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to clerk on the South African Constitutional Court and engage in research on aboriginal land rights at the University of Witwatersrand Law Faculty in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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
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도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
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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.