Washington DC

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

http://www.apalrc.org

Who We Are

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) provides linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate free legal services to low-income Asian Americans with limited-English proficiency in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

APALRC provides direct legal services in the areas of abuse prevention, family, immigration, housing, community development, and employment law. APALRC, through its multilingual helpline, also provide advice, counsel and brief service on a variety of legal matters.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Phone
Phone Number
General Helpline (202) 393-3572
Hours
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information

Call (202) 393-3572 during office hours. Press the extension number for language-specific extension: Main/English: ext. 22 - Chinese: ext. 18 - Hindi/Urdu: ext. 19 - Vietnamese: ext. 20 - Korean: ext. 21. Please leave a message on the voice mail boxes, a volunteer will contact you shortly.


Contact Type
Walk-in
Address
1012 14th Street NW Suite 450 (map)
Washington, DC 20005
Hours
Monday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Documents

Please bring all relevant documents with you.

Information

Interpreters will be provided.

The building is on 14th Street between K and L Streets.


Who We Serve

Area(s)
Statewide
Additional Service Area Info
We also serve residents of Montgomery County, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Language(s) Spoken
  • Cantonese Chinese / 粵語
  • Hindi / हिन्दी
  • Korean / 한국어
  • Mandarin Chinese / 官話
  • Tagalog / Tagalog
  • Urdu / اردو
  • Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt

The organization also offers interpreters for speakers of Indonesian. The organization provides interpreters free of charge and through its Legal Interpreter Program (LIP).

Income Guidelines

Must be at or below 187% of poverty level.

Exceptions to income requirements determined upon intake.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
NO

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Pro Se Legal Clinic
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Other
Description of Services

- Full Legal Representation: Domestic Violence/VAWA, family, housing, immigration, language access.

- Brief Advice: Provide brief service and information over the phone or in person.

- Legal Clinic: Currently holding weekly clinics on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 6 to provide assistance on application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

- Self-Help Materials: Materials on VAWA, U Visa, Employment, available upon request.

- Workshops, referrals to other attorneys, etc.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? If you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately.

General Contact Information

Address
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
1012 14th Street NW Suite 450 (map)
Washington, DC 20005
Phone
(202) 393-3572
Fax
(202) 315-0375
Website
http://www.apalrc.org
Email
Last Review and Update: Mar 15, 2012