We invite volunteers at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) to explore public interest work and gain exposure to community law practice.  Founded in 1972 and based in San Francisco, CA, Advancing Justice – ALC is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, voting rights, national security and civil rights, and criminal justice reform.

As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies.  Volunteers (general volunteers, law clerks and pro bono attorneys) are supervised by both legal and non-legal staff.  Bilingual volunteers are also often assigned work in program areas, depending on the organization’s needs.    Volunteers and law clerks may receive course credit or meet course requirements for volunteering.


  • Outstanding administrative/clerical skills
  • Strong interest in social justice
  • Language skills are not required, but definitely a plus

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – ALC encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, religious minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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