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.

Volunteers Needed for Citizenship Workshop!

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) is hosting a naturalization workshop to provide free orientation and application assistance to those interested in applying for citizenship. Volunteers will assist with registration, filling out naturalization application, and attend to other client needs throughout the day. Prior immigration experience is helpful but not necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register here. For any questions, please contact Linda Vuong at or (202) 706-7135.

See below for additional information regarding the workshop.

The APALRC Mentioned in the May 2015 Issue of Washington Lawyer

The APALRC thanks the Washington Lawyer for discussing our work with victims of trafficking in the DC area in its May 2015 issue.

For approximately three years now, the APALRC has worked extensively with victims of trafficking and fraud in foreign labor contracting apply for immigration relief in the form of T and U visas. Given that our clients have all shared a common thread, we have grouped our legal services for these particular clients into two distinct programs - "Justice for Filipino Teachers" and our "Domestic Workers" program assisting trafficked domestic workers from Indonesia.

"A Community of Contrasts" - The Changing Face of the South

The APALRC has been a proud local partner of Asian Americans Advancing Justice ("Advancing Justice") in its production and release of "A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the South," a disaggregated report on Asian American communities based on the 2010 Census focusing on economic, health, educational, and other vital statistics pertaining to Asian American communities across the country. Based on the Census, the APALRC has specifically been involved in Advancing Justice's report on the southern region of the United States, which covers 16 states, including Maryland and Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Register Now for the 2014 Advancing Justice Conference!

UPDATE: The deadline to register online is this Friday, September 19! After Friday, attendees may only register in-person at the conference and will be charged at a higher rate. Register online by Friday!

Join the APALRC at the sixth annual Advancing Justice Conference hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)!

The Advancing Justice Conference is the first and only national conference that focuses on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It is a unique forum to learn from other community experts; discuss common issues, challenges and opportunities; share best practices; and find ways to work collaboratively.

At this year's conference, Advancing Justice will formally release the demographic report:

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:

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

Syndicate content