APALRC has a multilingual staff that provides a range of legal services in the areas of abuse prevention, family, immigration, housing, community development, consumer law and labour law. APALRC currently provides a range of legal services on a variety of legal issues, including abuse prevention and family law, immigration, housing, employment, public support, victim assistance, and consumer advocacy for low-income Asian Americans with limited English proficiency in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) is the country`s largest legal organization serving Asian and Pacific Islanders (IPAs). Founded in 1983, APALC is a unique organization that combines traditional legal services with civil rights representation and leadership development. APALC`s mission is to defend civil rights, provide legal and educational services, and form coalitions to influence and positively influence Asia-Pacific Americans and create a more just and harmonious society. The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) provides free, linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian Americans with limited English language skills in Washington, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. APALRC`s mission is to promote the civil and legal rights of the low-income Asia-Pacific island community limited to English proficiency by providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate civil law services using a tripartite approach of (1) municipal legal education; (2) direct representation; and (3) systemic defence. www.apalrc.org mission of APALRC is to promote the civil and legal rights of the low-income and limited English-literate Asia-Pacific island community by providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate civil law services using a tripartite approach of (1) municipal legal education; (2) direct representation; and (3) systemic defence. APALRC has grown from a voluntary organization to a full-fledged legal services organization with 11 board members, 4 full-time employees and a number of bilingual articling and legal volunteers, as well as over 50 trained/qualified legal interpreters who together speak more than 25 different Asian languages and dialects.
What is an emergency? If you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately, exceptions to the income requirement that will be determined upon admission. – Self-help material: material on VAWA, U-visa, employment, available on request. The building is located on 14th Street between K Street and L Street. Case restrictions: language skills, no class action lawsuits for civil rights cases, conflicts of interest. Case Types: Consumers, Custody, Marriage Dissolution, Domestic Violence, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration, Public Services The office is located on K Street between 16th and 17th Streets, NW, near Farragut North and Farragut West subway stations. – Short consultation: Provide short-term service and information by phone or in person. The organization also provides interpreters for Indonesian speakers. The organization provides interpreters free of charge and through its Legal Interpreter Program (LIP). – Legal Clinic: Currently organizes weekly clinics on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 6 a.m. to help request a deferred action for the arrival of children.
– Full legal representation: domestic violence / VAWA, family, housing, immigration, language access. Call (202) 393-3572 during office hours. Tap the extension specific to the language: Main/English: Extension 22 – Chinese: Extension 18 – Hindi/Urdu: Extension 19 – Vietnamese: Extension 20 – Korean: Extension 21. Please leave a message on the voicemails, a volunteer will contact you shortly.