Welcome to Asian Law Alliance (ALA).

Since a group of law students from Santa Clara University founded the Asian Law Alliance to provide legal assistance to the Asian Pacific Islander communities over three decades ago, the Asian Law Alliance, a non-profit organization, has become the cornerstone legal services provider for the Asian/ Pacific Islander community within Santa Clara County.

We hope that you find our web site useful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Legal Services

ALA programs are designed to make legal services accessible to Asian/Pacific Islanders and low-income people.

  • Delivering services in Asian/Pacific Islander languages.
  • Providing consultation and legal representation on a free or low-cost basis.


Community Education Program

The major goal of the Community Education (CE) program is to prevent legal crisis through awareness. Through the CE Program of educational presentations and pamphlets, members of the community gain a working knowledge of their legal rights and responsibilities.

Community Organizing and Impact Work

In the past 34 years, ALA has addressed a number of significant issues through its community organizing and educational programs, including:

ALA 30th Anniversary Video

Experience highlights of its history, struggle, and celebrations chronicled in this 8 minute film, narrated by Donald Tamaki (an ALA founder) and created by Verna Lim (of Vida Studios Productions).
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What's New

Thanks to all who attended the event.  We appreciate your support!

Asian Law Alliance is now participating as a non-profit affiliate at Amazon.com. Help ALA the next time you make a purchase on Amazon.com by visiting their site using this referral link:


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Success Stories

Protected low-income senior from losing her housing

Advocated for safety net services for a recently arrived refugee

Provided help to an immigrant with her citizenship application

Assisted battered immigrant women with an immigration problem

The Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is an equal opportunity service provider to all persons regardless of, race, sex, color, age, religion, actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic or national origin, or familial status.