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Law Office Management

Aug. 2, 2015

Opportunities for Multilingual Lawyers to Volunteer

The Volunteers:

Attorneys who are fluent in an Asian or Pacific Islander language-including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Khmer, or Hindi-as well as English. Spanish speakers also are needed.

The Clients:

Mainly low-income Los Angeles County residents who have limited facility with English.

The Work:

Attorneys working pro bono with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles provide legal help and language interpretation in cases involving immigration, citizenship, family law, and workers' rights. They're also needed to help with workshops on topics that include citizenship, naturalization, and the deferred-action immigration programs instituted in 2012.

The Impact:

Advancing Justice-LA provides legal help to 15,000 people and organizations each year.

To Get Involved: Visit or email pro bono director Christina Yang at

Emily Morris

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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