Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center



We are no longer taking applications for Summer 2018.  Please email Christina Yang if interested in interning during Fall 2018.  Thank you!


Questions after reviewing the below descriptions?  Please contact Pro Bono Director Christina Yang.   Please note that Advancing Justice-LA receives many internship applications and you will only be contacted if selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.


Impact Litigation

The Impact Litigation Unit advocates for social justice through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand protections for low-income and immigrant communities, set legal precedent on civil rights matters and change unlawful institutional practices. Our key cases have challenged unconstitutional laws, low-wage worker exploitation, human trafficking, and race and national origin discrimination.
[No longer taking applications for Summer 2018]

Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project - Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors 

The SAFE Project assists low-income and limited-English-speaking survivors of domestic violence with family law services, including helping them obtain restraining orders, child custody, and support orders. 

[No longer taking applications for Summer 2018]


Health Access Project (HAP) 

[No longer taking applications for Summer 2018]

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.