The Asian Language Legal Intake Project (ALLIP) provides toll-free hotlines in Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Thai and Vietnamese.
The intake team also provides help in English, Japanese, Tagalog and other languages.
Callers receive resources, counseling or referral to an APALC attorney or another legal aid organization, on issues such as housing, domestic violence, family law, immigration, citizenship, consumer fraud or discrimination.
ALLIP was launched in 2002 to provide direct contact between limited English speaking immigrants and legal advocates and receives more than 4,000 calls each year. As the only Asian language legal intake program in Southern California with trained bilingual staff, it is a critical resource for indigent monolingual or limited English speaking immigrants in need of legal assistance.
APALC’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.
The live hours of operation of the hotlines are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During all other times of the week, callers are able to leave a voicemail message; hotline staff will typically return those messages within one business day.