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Lawyering to Meet the Needs of Monolingual Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Los Angeles

A Case Study

By Joann H. Lee

Most mainstream legal services organizations are not equipped to assist monolingual Asian and Pacific Islander clients. To give such clients meaningful and effective legal services, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has worked closely with the Asian and Pacific Islander community to understand better its needs, has conducted targeted outreach, and has collaborated with communitybased and other legal services organizations.

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