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Managing Attorney

This position will manage legal services staff, supervise legal projects, and provide legal representation, among other duties. Please view the job announcement here for more information.

Supervising Attorney (East Bay)

This position will manage the East Bay office of API Legal Outreach. Please view the job announcement here for more information.

Grants Associate

This position will assist with grants and contacts management, reporting, database management, and legal administrative support work. Please view the job announcement here for more information.

Development & Outreach Intern

This unpaid position will assist with community outreach and education and support the development office, including assisting with the annual fundraising dinner and other events. Please view the job announcement here for more information.

2014 Fall-Spring Clerkships

Law clerks will work closely with legal staff to assist survivors of domestic violence in restraining order, divorce and custody proceedings. Clerks also assist clients with immigration, elder law, and elder abuse issues. Assignments may include completing legal research and writing, doing client intakes by phone and in person, conducting client interviews, assisting in our free community legal clinics, and giving presentations in community education and training sessions. If certified, law clerks may represent individuals in court hearings. Preferences will be given to 2L & 3L as well as applicants who can commit to longer terms of service, who have a demonstrated and continuing commitment to social justice / public interest legal work, and who are bilingual. Please view the clerkship announcement here for more information.


API Legal Outreach invites project proposals from third-year law students and recent law graduates for Skadden, Equal Justice Works (NAPIL), Berkeley Law Foundation, Echoing Green, New Voices, Soros, and other fellowships to begin in the fall of the next year. Please view the fellowship announcement here for more information.



Please note that due to the large volume of inquiries, API Legal Outreach can only respond to inquiries matching our current needs. Please limit all inquiries to e-mail.

Event Volunteers

API Legal Outreach's Anniversary Celebration: This event is a great opportunity to meet lawyers, judges, social justice advocates and community leaders. College and law students are especially encouraged to get involved. The ticket price will be waived for volunteers in exchange for a minimum commitment of 5 hours of service on the day of the event. Areas for volunteer service include dining setup, decorations, silent auction, children's activities, ushering, post-event duties, and other assistance as needed. For more information or to sign up, please contact volunteer [at] apilegaloutreach.org.

Development and Special Project Volunteers

Social justice organizations like API Legal Outreach depend on the help of volunteers to thrive. Current areas in need of volunteers include social media , web 2.0 marketing, event coordination, community building and outreach, fundraising, and grant research. Those with experience with or interest in Salesforce.com, Quickbooks, and/or design software for web and print are also invited to apply. Please e-mail your CV to volunteer [at] apilegaloutreach.org.

Volunteer Attorneys

Are you an attorney between jobs? Want to get some solid family law, immigration, or elder law experience? Volunteer with API Legal Outreach! Our volunteers have a solid track record for finding employment in the public interest community. For more information, please contact jobs [at] apilegaloutreach.org.  

Pro Bono Attorneys from Law Firms

In addition to in-house volunteer placements, we also work with private law forms on pro bono cases in a variety of areas, including domestic violence, elder abuse, and anti-trafficking. Our largest project focuses on obtaining immigration relief for immigrant domestic violence survivors through the Violence Against Women Act and other immigration laws. For more information, please contact Christine Hoang at choang [at] apilegaloutreach.org.



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Cy Pres Awards

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach welcomes your nominations for cy pres awards. Cy pres awards are funds awarded in class action cases that cannot be distributed to the members of the class. Under the cy pres doctrine, the court may distribute the funds to appropriate charitable organizations.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach has served the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975 with a broad range of public interest legal and social service programs aimed at promoting equal access to justice among low-income, immigrant, monolingual, and other underserved individuals and families. Areas of service include:

  • Immigration
  • Domestic Violence/Family Law
  • Human Trafficking
  • Senior Law & Elder Abuse
  • Youth Leadership Development & Violence Prevention Education
  • Housing
  • Case Management

As an established community agency, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach has the capacity, experience, and network to implement cy pres awards to immediate and broad effect. For more information about Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and whether it might be an appropriate recipient for your case, please contact Dean Ito Taylor, executive director, at (415) 567-6255 or by e-mail at dit [at] apilegaloutreach.org.


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