The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation

Established in 2010, the VABANC Law Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of VABANC. 


The VABANC Law Foundation's mission is to promote justice and access to legal services and resources for those in the community, particularly those from underresourced or underserved communities. 


Established in 2010, the VABANC Law Foundation promotes and supports public interest work in the Bay Area. The VABANC Law Foundation achieves its mission and goals by awarding annual scholarships to enable law students to serve the Vietnamese and larger community. In 2010, VABANC awarded $25,000 to enable a law school graduate to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved communities. The first year, Nikki Dinh was awarded the fellowship and and began working at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in 2011.  


The VABANC Law Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2014 Public Interest Fellowship to Mr. An Le and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus.  As a fellow, Mr. Le will join Advancing Justice where he will focus on providing legal services to detainees in deportation proceedings before the Immigration Court, in particular, those who suffer from mental health issues.  Mr. Le holds a dual J.D. and Masters of Social Work from Boston College, and currently serves the City of Boston as the Community and Policy Affairs Advocacy Coordinator for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians.  He has been extensively involved in public interest law and immigration advocacy and policies.  Congratulations to Mr. Le and Advancing Justice.

For information on our current and past fellows, please click here.