Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Pro Bono Director & Legal Counsel

Christina
Yang, Esq.

Christina Yang is Pro Bono Director & Legal Counsel for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA. 

As Pro Bono Director, she cultivates and leads volunteer involvement programs to support Advancing Justice - LA’s work, including developing opportunities for pro bono attorneys to expand the reach of the organization’s work. Yang also focuses on strengthening relationships between Advancing Justice - LA and key pro bono stakeholders like private attorneys, law firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools. Finally, she is also responsible for the day-to-day oversight of both legal and non-legal volunteer operations.

As Legal Counsel, Yang provides in-house legal support and advice to the management team and senior leadership regarding general business operations, compliance, and risk management. She also works across the organization to identify, assess, and reduce legal and business risks. She collaborates with IT on privacy and data security matters. Finally, she advises and counsels organizational leadership concerning contracts and MOUs, as needed. In this role she engages pro bono counsel to support as appropriate.

Yang is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, and is currently Co-Chair of its Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements committee, as well as President-Elect on the Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Pro Bono Coordinating Committee for the State Bar's California Commission on Access to Justice, as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. Yang is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

During law school, she was a Publishing Editor for the California Law Review and a Senior Articles Editor for the Asian American Law Journal.  In 2009, the Asian American Law Journal published her article addressing issues surrounding Korean adoptee identity, grassroots internet communities, and international law governing intercountry adoption, for which she received the Akiyu Hatano Student Writing Award. 

Yang was also selected as the 2019 Dale Minami Public Interest Fellow.  The Minami Fellowship was established in 2008 to provide critical financial support to outstanding law school graduates who commit to serving the public interest.

She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

For Legal Help

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

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552

ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

800.867.3126
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

 

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.