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.

UPDATE

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.