Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Project Director

Kim, Esq.

Carolyn Kim is the Project Director of the Citizenship Virtual Review Project and a licensed attorney. Carolyn joined the organization in 2011 as a staff attorney providing family law and immigration representation to domestic violence survivors. In 2014, she became the supervisor of the Asian Language Legal Intake Project which provides legal assistance to limited English proficient callers through eight toll-free legal helplines.

Carolyn earned her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the Fordham Law Review and also worked with the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Immigrant Protection Unit and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project.  

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.