Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON— As the lame-duck session comes to a close, Asian American and Pacific Islander student leaders from nearly 60 universities across the country sent a letter to Congress urging members to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year.

December 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES – On December 7, 2010, a group of former and current Filipino American hospital employees filed a lawsuit against their employer, a hospital located in the Central Valley, for discrimination and harassment on the basis of national origin. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.

November 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA– On Saturday, November 20, 2010, the National Asian Pacific Bar Association (NAPABA) honored Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s (APALC) Eugene Lee as a 2010 recipient of NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award at its 22nd annual convention in Los Angeles, CA.

November 22, 2010 to November 22, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Bureau of State Audits recently selected the first eight members of the California’s new citizens redistricting commission through a random drawing.

November 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - State and local agencies are failing to provide vital government services to many Californians with limited English speaking skills according to a recent statewide audit.

November 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 – Today, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and the Asian Law Caucus (ALC), members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, applauded the California Supreme Court in upholding California law AB 540 in the case, Martinez v. Regents of the University of

October 27, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice joined an amicus brief that was filed yesterday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry. A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit will hear the case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, in December. In August, a U.S.

October 22, 2010

WASHINGTON — Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian American Justice Center, and Asian American Institute, members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, filed an amicus brief this week with Massachusetts’ highest court supporting legal immigrants suing the state for unlawfully cutting off their health insurance subsidies last...

October 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, will be expanding free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Los Angeles and surrounding counties thanks to a recent grant from the federal government.

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