Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Citizenship Coordinator

Tran, J.D.

Nhien Tran is Advancing Justice’s - Orange County Citizenship Coordinator. Prior to joining our team at Advancing Justice, Nhien held several key development roles at non-profit organizations and private law practices in Orange and San Diego County. Over the past 5 years, she has helped co-found a non-profit organization to aid at-risk youth in East Los Angeles and has provided case-assistance benefiting low-income communities in Orange County helping on U and T visa applications, VAWA petitions, family-based petitions, SIJS applications, DACA services, and naturalization applications. Nhien has also been involved with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and other local anti-human-trafficking endeavors, which sparked her passion for social justice and human rights issues. She has also been formally trained in court-interpreting in Vietnamese to better serve the Vietnamese community in Orange County. 
Nhien was born and raised in Orange County, California. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, from the University of California-Irvine and her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.  She also brews her own Kombucha at home.


Area of Work: 


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
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
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
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.