Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation's largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA's mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice.
Our in-house attorneys and paralegals have developed expertise in a variety of areas, such as immigration and naturalization, workers' rights, family law and domestic violence, immigrant welfare, voting rights and anti-discrimination, and have also worked towards building inter-ethnic relations.
Our language capacity includes: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Interpretation in other languages can also be arranged.
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"