Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Direct Services

Director, Immigration Program Administration

Angelica Peña serves as the Director of Immigration Program Administration within Direct Services. She oversees the unit's grant administration, program evaluation, and the network of immigration and citizenship partners. In addition, she leads our national citizenship capacity building portfolio of organizations providing naturalization services to immigrant communities across the country. 

Staff Attorney

Seda Norodom is a Staff Attorney for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA's Citizenship Project. She provides legal assistance and consultations to immigrants wishing to undergo the process of naturalization. Norodom provides legal assistance at citizenship workshops held by Advancing Justice-LA as well as by partner organizations serving the Cambodian and South Asian communities.

Citizenship Coordinator

Vincent Chou is the Project Coordinator for Advancing Justice-LA’s Citizenship Project.  He provides workshop coordination by organizing naturalization assistance workshops throughout Los Angeles in conjunction with efforts from external legal partners, organizations, and staff.  He is also responsible for volunteer management as he maintains their volunteer database while serving as the main contact for all Citizenship Project volunteers.


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


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.