Christina Yang is General Counsel & Pro Bono Director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA.
As General Counsel, Christina 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. 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.
As Pro Bono Director, Yang 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.
Yang is Immediate Past President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, and a past Co-Chair of its Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements 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. She speaks Mandarin.
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.