Friends, Partners, and Community,
Due to the current orders to shelter at home from San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and other counties, as well as the State of California, API Legal Outreach has closed its offices to the public but continues its work remotely.
Please note that we continue to take calls and e-mails from current clients and participants, and those with urgent matters. We are considered an essential service or essential workforce under these orders and our staff continues to take calls and work on cases from home.
Emergency cases that require court appearances, for example domestic violence and elder abuse restraining orders, immigration court appearances, and other emergency cases are still being handled by our multilingual staff.
If you are in danger please call 911.
In the near future we plan to release information on any new legislation intended to provide financial assistance to our communities and efforts to combat anti-Asian racism based on the origin of the virus. Please check back on this website for updates.
Please be safe and healthy. We will see you soon. But in the meantime, please contact us by leaving a message at (415) 567 6255 or (510) 251 2846. Calls are monitored several times per day.
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 2019
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.