The mission of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) is to advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans by focusing on providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants in the metropolitan D.C. area who have limited English proficiency. The goal is to ensure that Asian Americans can access government services and the legal system to protect and enforce their rights, and to seek full participation in American society. The APALRC seeks to accomplish this mission through a three-prong strategy that combines community legal education, individual representation, and systemic advocacy.

Do More 24 with the APALRC Today!


The opportunity to donate to support the APALRC through the United Way's Do More 24 Campaign begins now!

For one day only, we will be competing with other DC-area nonprofits in fundraising for our work. That means you will have until 11:59 pm to donate through the Do More 24 Campaign, which will help make a difference and improve lives in our community. Every donation counts, no matter how big or small!

As an added bonus, for a minimum donation of $24, you will receive a voucher for a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Gordon Biersch.

To visit the APALRC's own Do More 24 page, please click below:

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Event: Do More 24 for the APALRC!
Time: Thursday, June 19, from midnight to 11:59 pm

APALRC's 16th Anniversary Celebration

For the event homepage and to reserve tickets, please click here.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center is proud to be celebrating its 16th anniversary on Tuesday, June 10th, at the China Garden Restaurant in Rosslyn, VA. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's state of the union address in which he famously declared a "War on Poverty," leading to such groundbreaking legislation such as the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and social programs such as the creation of legal services.

To commemorate this milestone, the APALRC is proud to have Mr. James J. Sandman, the president of the Legal Services Corporation, as its keynote speaker this year. Additionally, we will be presenting the Access to Justice Award to the pro bono legal team that has worked with us on the Justice for Filipino Teachers Project. The team comprises the law firms of Covington & Burling; Crowell & Moring; DLA Piper; and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy.

More Tickets Available for LINSANITY

With tickets for Linsanity selling out so quickly, Tina Hsu, Tugg, and Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema have worked together to move the show to a larger screening room. There are now 58 additional tickets available for purchase! Tickets will be available through the evening of the screening, but if past ticket sales have been any indication, it would be best to reserve tickets sooner than later!

For your convenience, here are the details of the show:

Linsanity: The Movie
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:03 pm
Location: Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema
Address: 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD, 20814
RSVP Here!

Donate to the APALRC Just By Watching LINSANITY!

UPDATE: Linsanity is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everybody who reserved tickets, and we'll see you all on December 3rd!

Join the APALRC on December 3rd at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema for a rare screening of Linsanity, the highly acclaimed documentary following the rise of the NBA's first Taiwanese-American player, Jeremy Lin. The film sold out at both of its premieres at Sundance and the Hong Kong International Film Festival earlier this year.

The screening is being presented by longtime APALRC supporter, Tina Hsu, who will generously donate a portion of the screening's ticket proceeds to the APALRC. However, in order for the screening to take place, we need a total of 117 people to reserve tickets before November 26. As of November 7, we're already 1/3 of the way there and only need 75 more people to reserve tickets! Click here to reserve yours!

Volunteer to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) are seeking volunteer attorneys, law and undergraduate students, and community volunteers to assist in monitoring poll sites during the elections in New York City, New Jersey, and Virginia on Election Day, November 5, 2013, to assess compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. Attorneys and law students can receive pro bono credits or free CLE (including ethics) credits.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. To list a few examples, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated.

Volunteers are needed to inspect poll sites for required language assistance, interview voters, and document instances of anti-Asian American voter discrimination. Bilingual ability in an Asian language is helpful but not required.

There will be a ninety minute training session for all volunteers. Lunch/light dinner will be provided. All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help.

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