MONTEREY PARK, CA — “Nearly 80 percent of residents in Monterey Park speak a language other than English at home and 15 percent live below the poverty line,” said Neal Dudovitz, Executive Director of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. “This new partnership allows us to improve our advocacy to reduce the effects of poverty in our communities.”

A community legal clinic run by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) will significantly expand its efforts to help Monterey Park residents and will work with NLSLA and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.

“Advancing Justice – LA and Neighborhood Legal Services have decades of experience serving low-income communities,” said Deborah Yao, APABA’s Executive Vice President. “We are thrilled to partner with them as our legal clinic—the only community legal clinic in Monterey Park—grows in size and reputation.”

With an office in the nearby city of El Monte, NLSLA will serve as the primary legal aid referral source for low-income clinic participants who need more extensive assistance on issues such as health and government benefits, housing, and immigration.

For more information, or to volunteer, visit: http://apaba.org/news/3316735