Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


APALC’s Karin Wang Honored as “Pioneer in Community Service”

Los Angeles – On Saturday, August 7, 2010, the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) and the Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) honored Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s Vice-President of Programs, Karin Wang, as the 2010 “Pioneer in Community Service.” Also honored was David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as the 2010 “Pioneer in Public Service.”

New Report Shows Most Local Emergency Service Agencies In Los Angeles County Lack Resources To Reach Limited English Proficient Communities In A Disaster

Los Angeles – A new report released by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) shows that despite a significant population boom in Los Angeles County’s Asian Americans and Latinos over the past ten years, city and county agencies lack sufficient resources to provide effective disaster preparedness information to Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations. The report entitled, Are We All Ready for Disaster?: Recommendations for Improving

Leading Asian American Civil Rights Organizations Announce New Shared Brand At The 2010 Advancing Justice Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four leading Asian American civil rights organizations announced during their annual conference today that they are formally affiliating under a new name, Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.

Karin Wang Honored By Union Bank & KCET as Los Angeles Asian Pacific American “Local Hero”

LOS ANGELES – Each May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Union Bank and KCET honor “Local Heroes” in the Asian Pacific American community. This year, Karin Wang, Vice- President of Programs for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), is one of the 2010 Los Angeles “Local Heroes.” The awards will be presented at 6.30 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the KCET studios in Los Angeles.

APALC Attorney Becomes President of Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, February 25, 2010, two Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) attorneys, Karin Wang (Vice-President of Programs) and Carmina Ocampo (Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow) were sworn in to the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) at the APABA 12th annual Installation Banquet. APABA is a member organization comprised of lawyers, associates, judges, and law students and serves as a voice for the Asian Pacific American community.

APALC President & Executive Director Receives 2010 Civic Medal of Honor Award

Los Angeles – On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2010 Civic Medal of Honor award at its 121st Inaugural Dinner, held at the Beverly Hilton. Through this award, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce honors an individual who has demonstrated unrivaled civic leadership and public

Asian American And Pacific Islander Communities Are Working To Boost Applications For The California Redistricting Commission

Los Angeles – Community leaders are mounting a drive to boost the number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders applying for California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission. In the past, the State Legislature redrew legislative boundaries every ten years after the census. Because of Proposition 11 (passed by voters in 2008), a 14-person Citizens Redistricting Commission will be in charge of redistricting in 2011.


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.