Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Orange County Regional Director

Kim, Esq.

Sylvia Kim is Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA's Orange County Regional Director. Sylvia provides vision and strategic leadership for the organization’s work and is responsible for securing resources to sustain and expand the Orange County satellite office.

Sylvia has a long-standing passion for human rights issues at home and abroad. Prior to joining Advancing Justice, Sylvia was the Executive Director of a multi-ethnic collaborative advocating to reduce racial disparities in accessing mental health, and she currently sits on the Steering Committee for the statewide Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, she co-founded Canada's largest human rights organization for North Korea human rights. After law school, she practiced criminal law as both a defense attorney and as an Assistant Crown Attorney. Sylvia then went on to non-profit community-based work managing public legal education programs and training sessions on access to justice issues.

Sylvia earned her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and recently completed her Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law (LL.M. equivalent) at Oxford University. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

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


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.