Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Organization Description

The mission of the APALRC is to advance the civil and legal rights of the low-income, limited English proficient Asian Pacific Islander community through the provision of linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate civil legal services using a three-prong approach of (1) community legal education; (2) direct representation; and (3) systemic advocacy. APALRC has evolved from an all-volunteer organization to a full-fledged legal services organization with 11 board members, 4 full-time staff and a number of bilingual legal interns and volunteers, and more than 50 trained/qualified legal interpreters, who collectively speak more than 25 different Asian languages and dialects.

Program Details

Legal Resource Center

Program Website: Programs

Program Description:

The APALRC currently provides a range of legal services on various legal matters, including abuse prevention and family law, immigration, housing, employment, public assistance, crime victim assistance and consumer advocacy to low-income Asian Americans with limited English proficiency in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Advice/Help Hotline Phone: (202) 393-3572 | Main Ext. 22
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Vietnamese, Korean, and 21 other Asian languages and dialects
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: (202) 393-3572 | Main Ext. 22
Intake days/hours (by phone): Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Eligibility-residence-county: Metro DC
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Civil Rights: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Divorce: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Employment: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Guardianship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Housing - General: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Other Topics: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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