Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Jun 02, 2021

Advancing Justice - LA thanks the members of the Council, API bar associations, and other partners who provided support for this year’s event:

“Know it All” Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Connie Chung Joe & Marlborough School & Friends

May 28, 2021

As we close out AAPI Heritage Month, we want to continue to uplift our FREE public Bystander Intervention Trainings. Click here to sign up for a FREE public Bystander Intervention Training, or a How to Respond to Anti-Asian Harassment Training.

May 03, 2021

Recurring Donors 

Apr 28, 2021

Our CEO, Connie Chung Joe was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times with her Op-Ed piece with Connie Rice and Stewart Kwoh, titled "Op-Ed: A hate crime law is a start. But it will take much more to make Asian Americans feel safer."

Read the full article here.


Apr 26, 2021

Asian Language Helpline for Victims

Apr 23, 2021

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles appreciates and celebrates all who volunteer with us in various capacities. In this episode of Connie's Comments, Connie is joined by the Honorable Casimiro Tolentino (Cas), who has been on the board and volunteering his time and services with Advancing Justice - LA since its genesis in 1983 as Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC). As long time friends, our founder and President Emeritus, Stewart Kwoh, also joins Cas in this conversation as they take a trip down memory lane and talk about their hopes for the future for not only Advancing Justice - LA, but all AAPINH communities.

Apr 21, 2021

Our hearts are in pain as we learn more about the Indianapolis shooting where at least four Sikh South Asian elders were victims. As we call for an end to anti-Asian violence, without a doubt that includes the South Asian American community.  

Apr 05, 2021

This Thursday we will participate in the Saving Asian Lives webinar with Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC).



Our helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


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.