Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
SCC"LAW" PROBONO LEGAL CLINIC
SCCLA offers a monthly free legal clinic in San Gabriel, California.
*Assistance in Cantonese/Mandarin/English.
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian Youth Center, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles.
Litigants will be able to meet with licensed attorneys and obtain legal information on a variety of legal problems in English or Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese.
We very much need volunteering attorneys and Chinese-language interpreters (law students and/or community members).
Litigants generally have questions in the areas of family, immigration, business, employment, criminal, and real estate law. We also see needs in estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and consumer law areas. There are also few litigants that have questions regarding Intellectual Property rights or international law (dealing specifically with China or Hong Kong), etc..
Every third Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Asian Youth Center
100 W. Clary Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact email@example.com.
We encourage volunteers to arrive early at 6 pm for a mini orientation and complimentary light dinner.
Pro Bono Legal Aid Clinic - Flyer.pdf
Chinese LA Daily News - SCCLA Probono Legal Clinic 2011
World Journal - SCCLA Probono Legal Clinic 2011
Chinese LA Daily News - Food Basket & Legal Clinic
For our third SCCLA Cares fundraiser, we are partnering with Far Bar to deliver hot meals to domestic violence survivors and low-income (non-senior) residents served by the Little Tokyo Service Center.
Little Tokyo Service Center provides housing and services for affordable housing buildings in Little Tokyo and an undisclosed location for domestic violence survivors. These tenants are working class individuals who had hours cut or lost jobs due to Covid-19 and are struggling to put food on the table. The meal you are providing is one less day of worry and one big sign of support and hope.
Whether or not you're a SCCLA member, you can make a difference and provide a hot meal for just $7. Let them know that #SCCLACares.
Also, for every new SCCLA Member registration, SCCLA will donate one additional meal. For every new SCCLA Lifetime Member registration, SCCLA will donate an additional 10 meals.* There's no better time to join SCCLA!
Donations of any amount are welcome and are not tax-deductible charitable contributions.
* For new member registrations during the SCCLA Cares campaign only. SCCLA memberships run January 1-December 31.
Donating is Simple
1. Choose a payment method:
Venmo @SCCLA or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org (select Family/Friends option to avoid fees) with the memo “SCCLA Cares.”
2. Complete this short Google Form so we may acknowledge you in our SCCLA Cares campaign and send you a virtual “thank you."
Thanks to your generous donations...
On May 14, 2020, SCCLA fed Garfield Medical Center's frontline medical responders with a delicious lunch and bubble tea from Bopomofo Café.
On May 26, 2020, SCCLA fed TELACU-Monterey Park's senior citizen residents with chicken and rice boxed lunches from Ikka Sizzling Pot. For many of these high-risk, low-income senior citizens, trips to the supermarket or restaurants are not feasible, and many who remain at TELACU are weathering the pandemic with no family nearby. The facility has also been receiving fewer food and grocery donations due to social distancing measures. Thank you to the staff at TELACU-Monterey Park who distributed the lunches and continue to serve this community.
SCCLA thanks our SCCLA Cares donors, without whom none of this would be possible.
Celene Chan Andrews
Jennifer Love Tang
Donor list as of 5/26/20 via Google Form
Please feel free to post our donor acknowledgment graphic with the hashtag #SCCLACares, and follow and tag us on Facebook and LinkedIn @SCCLA
What is SCCLA Cares?
As we all continue to adapt to the new norm during COVID-19, SCCLA would like to do our part for our community.
Through SCCLA Cares, our fundraising campaign, we will use 100% of donations to purchase meals from local restaurants or food trucks to feed our community, such as frontline medical responders, the elderly, and those impacted by the pandemic.
If you know of a local restaurant or community that would like to participate, we'd love to hear from you. Stay tuned for future fundraisers and updates on our fundraising goals. Thank you for supporting your local eateries and communities.
Contact us at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or feedback.
Thank you and stay safe.
Virtual Employment Rights Clinic
Together with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, APAWLA, and APABA, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) seeks volunteers for a Virtual Employment Rights Clinic.
Immigrant and low-income communities have been economically devastated by COVID-19. Asian American communities in Los Angeles are no exception. The clinic's goal is to provide assistance to Chinese-speaking workers in Los Angeles County with work-related issues.
The clinic will be held virtually every Wednesday, 4-8pm from June 3-July 29. Volunteers must be available by phone for a 2-hour block (between 4-8pm). Bilingual abilities (English and Chinese) preferred, but not mandatory. Attorneys and non-attorneys (e.g., law students, paralegals, translators, etc.) are welcome to volunteer.
Volunteers conduct intake interviews of callers seeking pro bono legal aid for employment issues, with a focus on serving Chinese speakers. Volunteers will gain experience working directly with supervising attorneys and discussing how California law applies to the callers' unique circumstances.
To volunteer, please visit http://tinyurl.com/erpchineseclinic.
Contact Sandy Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Debby Lin (email@example.com) with any questions. Thank you!
By registering for SCCLA events, you agree to grant SCCLA the right to photograph, film, and use your likeness and voice in SCCLA-related publicity and advertising.
P.O. Box 711114
Los Angeles, California 90071-1114