LAS-ELC Welcomes VABANC Public Interest Fellow
We are thrilled to announce that the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) has awarded the annual VABANC Public Interest Fellowship to the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center and Betty Duong. The Fellowship funds a recent law graduate to provide legal services and advocacy to the Vietnamese American community and other underserved, underrepresented communities.
During her year-long fellowship, Betty will work with VABANC, local Vietnamese American employment law attorneys, and the Vietnamese Law Student Association to develop a monthly Workers’ Rights Clinic located in San Jose that will provide advice and direct representation to Vietnamese-speaking clients. She will also provide labor and employment information to the Vietnamese American community via a monthly radio talk show and monthly newspaper series.
In order to educate individuals about their rights and connect them with legal services, Betty will conduct outreach events for Vietnamese American workers including nail salon employees, assisted living facilities staff, and workers in the trades and will collaborate with faith-based organizations, non-profits, and local labor unions.