Asian Americans Advancing Justice/Los Angeles

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Organization Description:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

Pro Bono Project Description:
Advancing Justice - LA offers many diverse opportunities to partner with our attorneys and staff to serve low-income Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and families, and the greater community.


  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Los Angeles
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Low Income, Nonprofits
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, varies depending upon project
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: training requirements and CLE vary depending upon project
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Impact, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Transactional work, Translate legal documents
  • Other Project Types: poll monitoring, community engagement
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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