The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

Past Events

November 2, 2023: Japanese American Legacy Lawyers: Contributions of Japanese American Lawyers Past and Present

You’re invited to “Japanese American Legacy Lawyers,” a program that pays homage to past and present attorneys of Japanese heritage who have contributed to bettering the lives of Japanese Americans and all Americans. The attorneys being recognized are Shirley Ann Higuchi, Stuart Ishimaru, Erika Mori...

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2023 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

Join AALDEF staff and supporters as we raise a glass (or two) to the summer! We will be returning to the rooftop bar atop 230 Fifth Ave (corner of 27th St).

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Presenting AALDEF's "Asian American Voter Trends" Report

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 4, 2023, 3pm ET. With primaries around the corner, tune in to hear the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) share its findings on the issues Asian American voters care about and the barriers they faced in exercising their right to vote in the...

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