Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Advancing Justice-LA Pro Bono Director and Legal Counsel Receives Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – Christina Yang, pro bono director and legal counsel at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is the recipient of the 2019 Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award. The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award was created in 2007 to recognize alumni from UC Berkeley School of Law who have shown a strong commitment to public interest law. Yang was honored with the award at the annual Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Dinner on Friday, January 25 in San Francisco, California. 
"I am very humbled to be the 2019 recipient of the Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship Award," said Yang. "My time at Advancing Justice-LA has allowed me to think about creative ways to strengthen the life-changing work that our staff does every day, especially through the talents and resources of the private sector. I love serving the AAPI community and other communities of color."
In her role as pro bono director, Yang cultivates volunteer programs that support Advancing Justice-LA's program teams. She plays a key role in expanding the organization's reach and maintaining strong relationships with pro bono stakeholders like law firms, bar associations, and law schools. As legal counsel, she provides in-house legal support and advice to the management and senior leadership teams. 
Prior to joining Advancing Justice-LA in 2014, Yang was a staff attorney with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global nonprofit HIV/AIDS advocacy group. Before that, she was an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution group of Mayer Brown LLP. 
"Christina is an incredibly important part of Advancing Justice LA's success," said Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of Advancing Justice-LA. "Her dedication to building and maintaining strong relationships within the local legal community has positively impacted the communities that we serve. We are tremendously proud of her accomplishments." 
Yang graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2009. While at Berkeley, Yang served on the boards of Asian American Law Journal, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and California Law Review. Yang also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jessica Jinn, (213) 241-8817,
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Saturday, January 26, 2019


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