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Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles created the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project to serve APIs who do not speak English as their dominant language, providing the full range of services that LAFLA offers.

LAFLA was one of the first legal aid programs in the U.S. to create a specialized project to deliver linguistically and culturally intelligent multilingual services. The API Community Outreach Project has become a local leader in providing legal services to API communities—and partners with other organizations to offer clinics throughout Greater Los Angeles. See the full schedule of clinics.

The API Community Outreach Project also operates Asian-language hotlines in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Japanese to assist clients.

LAFLA has conducted pioneering language rights advocacy work to ensure that APIs have greater access to the courts, government benefits, and other social services. See our Media Center for recent stories.

Have questions about the public charge rule? See our Know Your Rights post.

Clinics

IMPORTANT: Please see our web calendar for temporary changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

General Legal Clinic in Khmer

Cambodian Association of America
2501 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806

Hours:
Tuesday, 9–11 a.m.

General Legal Clinic in Korean

Karsh Family Social Service Center
3750 W 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Hours:
2nd Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m.

General Legal Clinic in Korean

Koreatown Youth & Community Center
3727 W. 6th St., #300
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Hours:
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2–4 p.m.

General Legal Clinic in Korean

Korean American Family Services
3727 W. 6th St., #320
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Hours:
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2–4 p.m.
By appointment only, no walk-ins available. Call 213-389-6755 for an appointment.

General Legal Clinic in Japanese

Little Tokyo Service Center—Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
1964 W. 162nd St.
Gardena, CA 90247

Hours:
1st Thursday, 10 a.m-12 p.m.
By appointment only, no walk-ins.  Call 310-819-8659 for an appointment.

General Legal Clinic in Japanese

Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E. 3rd St. #G104
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Hours:
3rd Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
By appointment only, no walk-ins available. Call 213-473-3030 for an appointment.

General Legal Clinic in Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese

Chinatown Service Center
767 N. Hill St. 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours:
1st and 3rd Fridays, 2–5 p.m.
By appointment only, no walk-ins available. Call 213-808-1700 for an appointment.

General Legal Clinic in Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese

Asian Youth Center/Southern California 232 W. Clary Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776 Hours: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.