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.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was founded in 1975 as Nihonmachi Legal Outreach to promote the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through the provision of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal, social, and educational services to those with extraordinary needs. Through these community-based services, API Legal Outreach works to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants.
Board of Directors
Clinical Supervisor and Consultant Lead for Citywide Clinical Consultation Services, board member since 2022
Founder and CEO of Connie Chan & Associates, PC, an immigration law firm, and CT Square Inc, a real estate and loan brokerage
Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, board member since 2020
Deputy County Counsel at Santa Clara County Counsel’s office, board member since 2020
Litigation Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, board member since 2020
Real Estate Agent for City of Oakland, board member since 2020
Community Volunteer, board member since 2015
Attorney with Mercado & Sacramento and real estate broker, board member since 2023
Associate at Mayer Brown LLP, board member since 2020
Principal at Choy Consulting, board member since 2020
Philanthropy Team at UNICEF USA, board member since 2021
Clients served in 2020