Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Listing


Orange County Regional Office


  • Lona Cheung
    Senior Accountant
  • Kate Chung
  • Coordinator
  • Angelique Jackson
    Office Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Janet Park
    Receptionist II
  • James Weng
    Information Technology Support Manager

Organizational Outreach


Direct Services

  • Direct Services Director
  • Equal Justice Works Emerson Paralegal (DOJ Accredited)
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sze (Alice) Chan
    Community Legal Advocate - Chinese
  • Staff Attorney
  • Community Legal Advocate Chinese
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Sandra Chung, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Timony Dharmpetarksakul
    Community Legal Advocate Thai (Temporary)
  • ESL Civics Instructor
  • Sophaleena Gershoff
    Community Legal Advocate - Khmer
  • Thuwadara Goldman
    Community Legal Assistant - Thai
  • Citizenship Network Manager (DOJ Accredited)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Theresa Jung
  • Project Director - Citizenship
  • Project Director - ALLIP
  • Staff Attorney
  • Janista Lek
    Community Legal Advocate (Thai) Temporary
  • Legal Advocate DACA
  • Staff Attorney
  • Izumi Miyake, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Jang Woo Nam
    Community Legal Advocate – Korean
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Advocate, Department of Justice (D.O.J.) Accredited Representative
  • Parija Patel, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Quynh Pham
    Community Legal Advocate – Vietnamese
  • Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow
  • Faith Santoso, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Jeanette H. Sayno
    Community Legal Advocate (Tagalog)
  • Dickran Sevlian, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Caleb Song
    Community Legal Advocate Korean
  • Betty Song, Esq.
    Project Director - SAFE
  • Senior Paralegal DOJ Accredited Representative
  • Project Director - Immigration
  • ESL Civics Instructor
  • Huy Tran
    Paralegal II DOJ Accredited Representative
  • Karina Trieu
    Citizenship Coordinator (DOJ Accredited)
  • Ayano Wolff, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Jing Zhang
    Paralegal II

Impact Litigation

Leadership Development

  • Leadership Development Director
  • LDIR Program Manager
  • Edward Flores
    Youth Coordinator
  • Project Director - Youth and Parent Leadership Development
  • Agustin Herrera
    Youth and Parent Advocate
  • Julio Orellana
    School and Family Coordinator
  • Araceli Simeon-Luna
    PON Project Director
  • Kimberly Wu
    Youth and Parent Engagement Manager


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.