LTL is dedicated to giving back and serving our communities. We continue to devote a substantial amount of pro bono time to assist individuals and groups unable to afford legal services. Our attorneys also assume leadership positions in various non-profit organizations, and volunteer our time with local community agencies and other organizations. We do this because we strongly believe that it is our duty to give back. A few representative examples of our community service include:
PRO BONO WORK
- Volunteer and Pro Bono Attorney – San Francisco Project Homeless Connect
- Civil rights litigation on behalf of Louisiana Death Row inmates relating to unconstitutional conditions of confinement.
- Civil rights litigation relating to the right of individuals to run for and hold elected office.
- Handled Bet Tzedek Unlawful Detainer matters—trial representation of individuals who have been unlawfully evicted from their rental residences.
- Handled Public Counsel Asylum matters—representation of Central American individual seeking asylum in immigration proceedings.
- Volunteer and Pro Bono Attorney – San Mateo County Legal Aid Society and Stanford Law Clinic
- Represented a Vietnamese-American LGBT organization that was being excluded from the Tet parade. LTL attorneys brought suit on their behalf, ultimately adding pressure and media attention, such that the organization was included the following year.
- Member of the Board of Directors – California Bar Foundation. The Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, courts, and bar associations for law-related projects; awards scholarships to law school students committed to public service; promotes and encourages the philanthropic and charitable efforts of California’s lawyers; and supports an array of other education and outreach programs.
- Member of Board of Directors – California Minority Counsel Program. CMCP is a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development
- Member of Board of Directors —Promise of Justice Initiative. The Promise of Justice Initiative is a private, non-profit organization that advocates for humane, fair, and equal treatment of individuals in the criminal justice system.
- Past President & Current Member of the Board of Directors – Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. LACLJ is a non-profit organization based in Boyle Heights, CA that provides direct legal representation in family law and housing law at no cost to its client
- Member – Complex Courts Committee – Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Past Member – Executive Committee for the State Bar of California for the Law Practice Management & Technology Law Section
- Former instructor – Los Angeles Police Academy – criminal law and procedure
- Trial advocacy instructor – Stanford Law School
- Member of Board of Directors – Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA). SCCLA provides mutual support for Chinese and Asian American lawyers, jurists and law students in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
- Member of Board of Directors – UC Davis School of Law Young Alumni Association.
- Officer and member of the board of directors for the Philippine American Bar Association
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
- Member of Board of Directors – Elevation Story. The purpose of this California non-profit is to help the poor (with initial particular emphasis on the country of Myanmar) with nutritional, educational, and vocational issues
- Volunteer Guest Lecturer of Legal Issues – Centro Latino for Literacy. Centro Latino is a California non-profit addressing the pressing need for basic literacy instruction among the Los Angeles Latino community
- Member of Advisory Board – Korean American Coalition. KAC’s mission is to promote the civic concerns, civil rights, and community affairs of the Korean American community through education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.
- Member of Board of Directors —Unusual Suspects Theatre Company. The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company empowers youth in underserved and at-risk environments with the means and methods necessary to explore personal and social conflicts and develop self-esteem, communication and coping skills to make positive life choices and become productive members of the community.
- Mentor – Students Rising Above, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization assisting economically challenged students attend college
- Young Professionals Advisory Board for Inner-City Arts, which provides arts education for inner-city youth
- Member of Board of Governors – American Jewish Committee’s Regional Board, which is a humanitarian organization that advocates for immigration reform, marriage equality, and the protection of voting rights
- Vice-President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Board of Directors – South Bay F.O.R. Junior Sports Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, currently comprised of approximately 1,000 boys and girls ranging in age from 5 years through high school and adult
- Head Coach, Assistant Coach – South Bay F.O.R. Junior Sports Association youth team
- Member of the Board of Advisors – Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (“APAIT”). APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California
- Member of Advisory Board – Asia Society of Southern California.
- Volunteer Reader – Read to a Chil Read to a Child is a California based non-profit whose mission is to serve underprivileged children.
- Member – Los Angeles Athletic Club Women’s League. The LAAC Women’s League is a group of young professionals dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the Los Angeles area through social, networking, and philanthropic events.
- Coach of Monterey Highlands Middle School mock trial team.
LTL and/or its attorneys have supported the following organizations:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Center for Law and Justice
- Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (known as APAIT)
- Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California
- Bet Tzedek
- Black Law Students Association – UCLA School of Law
- Chinatown Holiday Food Drive
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Families in Transition – Pasadena Unified School District
- Los Angeles Food Bank
- Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
- National Asian Pacific Bar Association Bar Association
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
- Public Counsel
- Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles