Legal Advocacy Program

ATASK’s Legal Advocacy Program bridges the gap of legal services for domestic violence and trafficking victims of Asian heritage who do not have meaningful access to justice due to entrenched systemic language and cultural barriers.

In their countries of origin, Asian survivors may have experienced fear of government, and distrust of law enforcement or legal systems. We provide holistic legal services in a safe and compassionate environment where accommodating Asian survivors’ cultural and linguistic needs is an essential priority.

With offices in Boston and Lowell, our program attorney and staff collaborates as a multi-disciplinary team with ATASK Case Managers to deliver high-quality comprehensive and strategic legal services that complement our clients’ shelter, family stabilization, income-maintenance and safety-planning strategies.

Languages We Speak:

Our first generation immigrant Case Managers speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Hokkien, Teochow, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Nepali, Urdu, Korean, Khmer, Lao, Mien and Thai.

Legal Areas We Support:

Divorce, Child Custody, Child / Spousal Support; Abuse and Harassment Prevention Restraining Orders; Victim Rights; Humanitarian Immigration Relief; “Green Card”, Relative Petitions, and Citizenship assistance for disabled, low-income or LEP survivors; Public Benefits, Housing Rights, Consumer Rights, and Language Access Rights.

Legal Services We Provide:

  • We provide free comprehensive case management to help you identify and prioritize your legal needs in a multilingual/multicultural safe space.
  • For family law matters, we help draft documents, prepare clients for hearings and, in some cases, provide limited appearance representation in court or provide warm referrals for full representation.
  • For immigration matters, we provide full representation on humanitarian immigration applications, and related petitions, for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • We also provide brief service and referrals in collateral poverty law areas including public benefits, tenant rights, and consumer rights.

To contact our legal program, please contact Simone Bui at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Legal information brochures in English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer:

  • Legal Protection from Abuse: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer
  • Family Law: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer
  • Housing, Public Benefits, and Language Rights: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer
  • Immigration: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer
  • Restraining Orders: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer

Please note that the information contained on this page or in the ATASK brochures is not intended as legal advice and are for general information purposes only. If you are seeking legal advice or information specific to your personal situation, please speak to a licensed attorney. Eligibility for ATASK legal services will be determined on a case-by-case basis taking into account income, staffing, priority areas and geographic area of residence.

The legal information brochures project was supported by Grant No. 2014-WL-AX-0036 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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