Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Jan 21, 2021

Yesterday, we breathed a collective sigh of relief and look forward with hope as we witnessed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris be sworn into office. Our CEO, Connie Chung Joe, reflects on the ways this new administration has already changed the course for so many of our community members. We will continue to hold our leaders accountable in order to achieve a more just and equitable society!

Jan 12, 2021

The rise in anti-Asian discrimination has caused an increased risk of housing eviction, foreclosure, and harassment. Starting on February 9, 2021, we will be offering free legal services to assist victims in need of housing rights legal help. Please call our multilingual phone lines to book an appointment with our attorneys.

Jan 07, 2021

Happy New Year from Advancing Justice-Los Angeles! We would like to start this year with a giveaway.

Dec 18, 2020

Welcome to the second episode of "Connie's Comments," a VLOG hosted by our CEO Connie Chung Joe. On this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting our work against anti-Asian hate and discrimination. This year your gift will be applied to our Leadership Matching Challenge, which means that every dollar you contribute up to $75,000 will be doubled to make a critical difference in the life of each person we serve.

Nov 03, 2020
Welcome to the debut episode of "Connie's Comments" a VLOG hosted by our CEO Connie Chung Joe. During this VLOG series, Connie will address issues essential to the well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, she will be brief and sometimes light.
 
Today is Election Day and one of the most important and historic elections in our lifetime. Connie sends a message of encouragement and hope to the community.
Sep 22, 2020
RBG’s passing has hit me hard. She’s someone I admired for so many reasons. She was a women’s rights champion, an indefatigable litigator who radically changed the way women were treated in the workplace and society at large. She was the second woman to ever serve on the US Supreme Court, where she wrote the majority opinion that prevented women from being excluded from publicly-funded institutions (VMI). More recently as the bench grew more conservative, she increasingly wrote scathing dissenting opinions on Voting Rights (Shelby County) and employment discrimination (Ledbetter) that showed even as the underdog, there is always hope and a pathway for a better future.
Sep 09, 2020

It’s been one month since I joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) as its new CEO. What an honor, and challenge, it is to lead the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).

Mar 19, 2020

On February 26, 2020, we honored our pro bono attorneys, interns, and other volunteers at our sixth annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer, which drew over 75 guests to the offices of LimNexus downtown.

Dec 18, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to keep you apprised of happenings at Advancing Justice-LA, and to announce a leadership update. 

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Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
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Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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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.