Founded in 1975, the mission of API Legal Outreach is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth.
Clients served in 2018 alone
Of our clients are extremely low- to low-income
Languages and dialects spoken by our clients
Years of combined staff legal experience
Who we are
“Nihonmachi Legal Outreach” was founded in 1975 by volunteer law students who saw a need for multilingual, culturally appropriate services in their community. In 2002, we renamed ourselves Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach to reflect our long-standing commitment to the API community. Today, API Legal Outreach’s work extends over six core project areas and our staff speak over a dozen languages and dialects.