JABA in the Community

JABA is active in the Japanese American community, the Asian Pacific American community, and the communities in which our members live and work. We provide pro bono services through our legal clinics, organize toy drives for needy children, and support non-profit organizations such as the Little Tokyo Service Center, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Go For Broke National Education Center, and the Alzheimer’s Association. We also provide deserving law students scholarships through our JABA Educational Foundation.

Useful Links

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
APABA is a member organization comprised of attorneys, judges, commissioners and law students throughout Los Angeles County. It is a voice for issues of concern to the Asian Pacific Islander community. APABA provides legal education and assistance to underserved Asian Pacific Islander communities and also sponsors programs in professional development, community education, and law student mentorship.

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
APAWLA is an organization that promotes inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession. We are devoted to advocating, educating, mentoring, networking, and developing leadership within the profession and larger community.

Go For Broke National Education Center
Go For Broke offers programs to educate students and teachers of the history of Japanese American soldiers of World War II, the Japanese American incarceration, and the civil liberties issues raised by these events.

Japanese American Citizens League
The JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community

Japanese American National Museum
The mission of JANM is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
KABA is an association of attorneys and law students that serves the Korean American community and promotes the interests of Korean-American attorneys throughout Southern California.

Little Tokyo Service Center
LTSC is a nonprofit charitable organization serving Asian and Pacific Islanders throughout Los Angeles County who are in need, especially those facing language or cultural gaps, financial need, or physical disabilities

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
NAPABA is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates. NAPABA advocates for the legal needs and interests of the APA community.

Nikkei Community Internship
The Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) is an eight-week summer program. Interns are placed at a Japanese American community-based organization in the Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Areas for four days of the week. One day of each week is reserved for a training meeting and debriefing, including field trips and speakers for cultural and community exposure.

Nissei Week Foundation
The Nisei Week Foundation is a charitable organization that produces the nine-day festival in order to celebrate and share Japanese and Japanese American culture and history as an integral part of the City of Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo community. NCI is lead by the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) and Kizuna | Uniting Nikkei for the Future.

Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
PABA was formed in response to expressed interests in addressing the legal issues confronting the Pilipino-American community as well as meeting the professional concerns of Pilipino-American lawyers in Southern California.

South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
SABA is dedicated to the advancement and development of South Asian attorneys as well as attorneys interested in issues affecting the South Asian community.

Southern California Chinese American Lawyers Association
Organized in 1975, SCCLA provides mutual support for Chinese and Asian American lawyers, jurists and law students in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Taiwanese American Lawyers Association
TALA is a community-service based legal organization which strives to provide necessary assistance and guidance to its members in the Chinese Community.