Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Press Releases

March 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, announced Friday the launch of an ambitious statewide campaign to encourage Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants in California to become U.S. citizens.

March 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – - More than 200 Woodrow Wilson High School students, families, staff and community members gathered on Saturday, March 12th to celebrate Grand Opening of the People’s Garden at Woodrow Wilson High School. Elected and civic leaders also made special appearances, including U.S.

March 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in California grew significantly during the past decade, according to a preliminary analysis of newly released Census 2010 data conducted by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.

February 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, is pleased to co-sponsor a bill that would break down state-collected data to help identify the unique needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

February 22, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, congratulates long-time APALC Litigation Director Julie A. Su on her appointment by California Governor Jerry Brown to be the next Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

February 15, 2011

WESTMINSTER, CA—The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, will offer family law workshops in Vietnamese beginning March 2 in Orange County Superior Court.

February 10, 2011

PHOENIX–Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona announced today that the state of Arizona will introduce several counterclaims against the U.S. government in the ongoing litigation over SB 1070, Arizona's racial profiling law.

February 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA– The California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) will present its 2011 CAHRO Leadership Award to Stewart Kwoh, the president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.

February 1, 2011

Los Angeles – Izumi Miyake joins the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, as the newest staff attorney who will assist domestic violence survivors.

January 24, 2011

Los Angeles – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, condemns Rush Limbaugh’s mockery last week of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s speech.

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
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Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.