Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


The Asian Language Legal Intake Project (ALLIP) provides toll-free hotlines in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Filipino (Tagalog), Korean, and Thai.

The intake team also provides help in English, and other languages.

Callers receive resources, counseling or referral to an Advancing Justice-LA attorney or another legal aid organization, on issues such as domestic violence, family law, immigration, citizenship, employment law, or discrimination.

ALLIP was launched in 2002 to provide direct contact between limited English speaking immigrants and legal advocates and receives more than 10,000 calls each year. As the only Asian language legal intake program in Southern California with trained bilingual staff, it is a critical resource for indigent monolingual or limited English speaking immigrants in need of legal assistance.

Advancing Justice-LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family law, domestic violence, immigration, employment, and civil rights.

English/Other: 888.349.9695
Chinese: 800.520.2356

Korean: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
Thai: 800.914.9583

The live hours of operation of the hotlines are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During all other times of the week, callers are able to leave a voicemail message; hotline staff will typically return those messages within one business day.


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, 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

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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.